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Fulfillment Kitting Services: Great Collateral Deserves Great Packaging

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You invest a lot of creativity and budget dollars into your marketing collateral, refining your messaging and design for maximum effectiveness. But, when it’s time to deliver those materials to your prospects or customers, is ho-hum packaging undercutting their impact? Marketing Fulfillment

How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

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If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

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How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

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When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”. Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

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Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough? Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

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When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants.

Unboxing The Advantages Of Custom Packaging

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If you’re a subscription business or eTailer, you already know that there’s no substitute for a well-presented package.

No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

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If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: “You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”.

The Latest on Shipping CBD Oils and Other CBD Products

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As the Green Rush gains momentum, it’s a good time to be a seller of CBD oil and other hemp-based products, especially since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp on a federal level.

Space Program: The Changing Role of the Distribution Warehouse

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Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong etched his way into history when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

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For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function. But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur.

Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

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By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money. The basic model of each service is the same.

Need Warehouse Space in Atlanta?  The Advantages Add Up

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When two of the country’s premiere site selection publications named Georgia as the #1 state for doing business for several years in a row, some people may have been a little surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware thought, “Yep. Makes total sense to us.”.

Four Ways You're Wasting Your Print Budget

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This is the third in a series of blogs based on Amware’s new eBook titled “Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Sucks: 7 Ways Poor Literature Management and Distribution Practices Undermine Your Marketing Results.”. Have you ever bought something and found it still new in the box a year or more later?

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

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Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage. (In In other news, snow is cold.). What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

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When fulfillment professionals say Phoenix is a hot market , they’re not exaggerating.

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

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Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook. You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

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eFulfillment Services: 6 New-and-Different Questions to Ask Potential Providers

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Years ago, a fast-food chain ran a campaign that started with the words, “Same, same, same, same.”.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Is Your Inventory Management Stuck in the Stone Age?

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This is the second in a series of blogs based on Amware’s new eBook titled “Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Sucks: 7 Ways Poor Literature Management and Distribution Practices Undermine Your Marketing Results.”. A sales rep walks into a client’s office to introduce a new product.

By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

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The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way. At Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry.

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

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Complete this sentence: We’re going to need a bigger. Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.”. If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”.

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

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Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

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Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down The USPS Parcel Rate Increase (And New Zone Shipping Policy)

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In late January, 2019, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out some of the largest rate increases in its history. Some increases, like the 10% jump in the price of a First-class stamp, pertain primarily to individuals.

Bullish on Teamwork: Why Integrate Fulfillment and Shipping Services?

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If the only thing it took to win an NBA title was having one of the world’s most dominant players, the 1984-1990 Chicago Bulls should have been a slam-dunk. After all, they had Michael Jordan.

Test For Success: What Does National Fulfillment Service Really Look Like?

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Four years ago, Internet users were radically divided when people had to weigh in on whether a certain dress was blue and black or white and gold. (Go Go ahead and ask a couple of friends. I’ll wait.).

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

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Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping. According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.

Straight Talk About Low-Cost Shipping for Parcel Deliveries

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When it comes to outsourcing certain parts of your logistics and fulfillment, you have a lot to choose from. When it comes to others, it’s a different story. For instance, with parcel carriers your company is pretty well locked into working with UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS.

Marketing Compliance Nightmares?

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This is the eighth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download this free ebook here. There’s an old saying, “rules are made to be broken.”

Shore Thing: Consider a New Jersey Warehouse for Your East Coast Imports

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If you import, there’s a lot to like about The Port of New York and New Jersey. With numerous terminals, impressive rail connections and billions of dollars’ worth of recent improvements , it’s the country’s third-busiest port – and getting busier every day.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

5 Surefire Ways to Increase Your eCommerce Delivery Costs (Don’t Let These Mistakes Happen to You)

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“ Going above and beyond” is usually considered to be a good thing. But not when it comes to your eCommerce delivery expenses. That’s why this week’s post is dedicated to some of the most common ways that eTailers can rack up bigger packaging and parcel delivery costs without even trying.