7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 4, 2020

A picture can be worth a thousand words.

But sometimes numbers tell an even more compelling story.

Following are statistics from recent logistics and fulfillment studies, along with our take on what this data might suggest about how you manage fulfillment and how you work with eCommerce fulfillment 3PLs.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

The Critical Role of Your Fulfillment Center Customer Service Representative

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 30, 2020

When online shoppers click the order button on your website, they expect to get their selections quickly and in perfect condition. Making that happen is the job of your 3PL provider. While the company’s warehouse staff actually picks, packs and ships your products, your fulfillment center customer service representative (CSR) contributes to a positive buying experience through the support he or she gives you.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Polybag Packaging Can Drive Six-Figure Savings Versus Shipping Boxes

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 28, 2020

If you’re looking for more economical shipping options, don’t be afraid to think outside the box.

More accurately, don’t be afraid to think beyond it – because in many cases the key to significant eCommerce fulfillment savings may not require the use of an actual box at all.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Fulfillment Operations

The Basics of Subscription Box Fulfillment

Posted by Scott Guilmette on July 23, 2020

Of all the emerging trends in online shopping, one of the hottest is subscription box services. According to Fuel, A McKinsey Company, the subscription box industry is now worth about $10 billion and is still growing. Even more enticing is the fact that, while there are certainly leaders in this market, there are still opportunities for newcomers to claim market share.

While they are essentially eCommerce offerings,

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

The Latest Look at CBD Distribution and Fulfillment Requirements

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 21, 2020

Great news:  CBD oil stays fresh for a year or longer. 

Not-so-great news:  CBD information doesn’t. 

As federal and state authorities continue to refine their regulatory stance on a wide variety of industrial hemp issues, the latest advice can lose its accuracy and efficacy in a matter of months – or less. All of which can make it tough for companies like yours to remain compliant.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

10 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 14, 2020

COVID-19 has triggered an increase in online orders. Most are predicting that the increase in B2C fulfillment will sustain, even as retail stores emerge from hibernation. Operationally, it requires far more manpower to pick and pack individual orders than it does to ship out pallets of goods to retailers. As a result, businesses are seeing a marked increase in eCommerce fulfillment center costs – and a profit-driven need

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

How Much of Your Budget for Print Marketing Materials is Wasted?

Posted by Leslie Barton on July 9, 2020

Most companies are wasting a good portion of what they spend on print marketing materials.

In one survey, marketers reported spending an average of 20% of their budget on print materials. They also admitted that 25% of their marketing literature is never used. That’s at least 5% of the budget that just went up in smoke.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

7 Reasons to Use a Los Angeles Warehouse for West Coast Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 7, 2020

Mention the term “West Coast fulfillment” and the name Los Angeles won’t be far behind – and understandably so.

Now the country’s second-largest city, it features an outstanding combination of eCommerce advantages, not to mention some close-to-perfect weather.

Topics: Top Fulfillment Locations, Fulfillment Operations

CASE STUDY: Handling a 500% order Spike During Pandemic

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 30, 2020

Public Goods sells quality household products that are healthy, sustainable and ultra-affordable. Most sales are online at publicgoods.com, but in early 2020 the company began national distribution to a major retail chain.

As if opening up a new sales channel wasn’t enough of a distribution challenge, something else happened in this timeframe – the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown hit hard. Supply lines from Asia were

Topics: Multi Channel Fulfillment

COVID-19 And Peak Shipping Season:  What to Expect

Posted by Dan Galassi on June 23, 2020

The latest online shopping news is in, and let’s just say it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

According to Adobe Analytics’ latest Digital Economy Index Report, eCommerce shoppers purchased $82.5 billion worth of products in May, which is more than they bought online during the entire 2019 holiday shopping season. Meanwhile, a leading logistics analyst recently observed that UPS, Fed Ex, and the USPS are as busy

Topics: Fulfillment Operations