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How to Personalize Marketing Materials

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Here’s a disturbing statistic. According to research done by Sirius Decisions, somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of a typical company’s marketing collateral is never used by their sales people. Yikes! That’s a lot of wasted budget!

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Finding And Vetting The Best Fulfillment Companies: 6 Helpful Do’s And Don’ts

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The right fulfillment partner can be a powerful ally in a business’s quest to become bigger, better, and more profitable – particularly as online sales and customer expectations grow. But how do you even begin to find that partner in a field that’s chock-full of possibilities?

Online Seller’s Guide to Order Fulfillment Services Pricing

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If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost? As is often the case, the answer is “it depends” – on lots of things. Logistics Outsourcing B2C Fulfillment fulfillment operations order fulfillment

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

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When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Marketing Literature Fulfillment: Why It Doesn’t Pay to Do It Yourself

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Who doesn’t love the sense of achievement that comes with successfully completing a do-it-yourself project? There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting the job done without calling in a professional – not to mention the money you save. But you have to know your own limitations.

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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.

Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

“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.

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.

Do You Have too Much Marketing Collateral?

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Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day. Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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 Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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.

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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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.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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.”.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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.