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5 Ways to Boost eCommerce Warehouse Operations Efficiency

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If you’re looking to lower costs and increase the efficiency of your eCommerce warehouse operations, your first thought might be to add automation. But technology doesn’t come cheap. What if you don’t have the order volume to justify the cost? Don’t despair.

On Fulfillment and Football: Does the Size of your Third-Party Fulfillment Provider Matter?

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If you ever want to feel svelte, go stand next to an offensive lineman. Even in college, he’s likely to weigh just over 300 pounds. That massive weight is a big part of what enables him to do his job, because when it comes to protecting today’s college quarterbacks, size matters.

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Seller Fulfilled Prime Changes: Options for Sellers

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A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

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5 Best Practices for Fulfilling Benefits Enrollment Packages

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Labor Day is over, which means the annual open enrollment period for health insurance and other benefits is just around the corner. Are you ready to ship out your benefits enrollment packages? Not so fast!

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Literature Distribution: How to Ensure Compliant Pharmaceutical Marketing

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We’re all familiar with the expression “rules are made to be broken” – and maybe there are times when it’s okay to at least bend the rules a little. But, when it comes to pharmaceutical marketing, your best move is to stay compliant.

How to Combat Rising Parcel Shipping Rates

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. parcel carriers, especially UPS and FedEx, are firmly in the driver’s seat on pricing and, “have started hitting some large shippers with price increases in the double-digit percent range.”.

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

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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.

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

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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.

7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

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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. Fulfillment Operations

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

10 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

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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 to rein in labor costs, already their largest warehouse expense.

A comprehensive guide to order fulfillment services

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If you’re looking for a provider of order fulfillment services for your eCommerce operation, the search can seem a bit daunting – especially if you’ve been going it alone up to this point. Numerous providers have different capabilities and offerings, and it can be difficult to know which company’s services will best align with your business needs. In this article, we take a close look at the services fulfillment companies (e.g.,

The Latest Look at CBD Distribution and Fulfillment Requirements

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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. Fulfillment Operations

Increase in Fulfillment of Branded PPE

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One of the hottest commodities in the pandemic economy is personal protective equipment (PPE). And it’s not just consumers searching for masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Marketers are now looking at PPE as a means to protect associates and customers and also to promote their brands. Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Is It Possible to Achieve Perfect Order Fulfillment? (In a Word, Yes)

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If you could use only one KPI to guide your fulfillment operations, what would you choose – and why? Here at Amware, we don’t even have to think twice, because we’ve recently begun using and sharing a metric that’s about as close to perfect as you can get.

The Critical Role of Your Fulfillment Center Customer Service Representative

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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. Fulfillment Operations

Polybag Packaging Can Drive Six-Figure Savings Versus Shipping Boxes

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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. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment Operations

6 Benefits of Outsourcing Literature Distribution

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If your house needed a new roof, would you replace it yourself? I’m guessing you wouldn’t – because you’re a marketer, not a roofing expert. So why are you still handling your company’s literature distribution in-house? Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

CASE STUDY: Handling a 500% order Spike During Pandemic

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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.

COVID-19 And Peak Shipping Season:  What to Expect

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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 right now as they usually are in December. Fulfillment Operations

The Basics of Subscription Box Fulfillment

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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.

Exit Strategy: Why Companies Look for New eCommerce Fulfillment Partners

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Have you moved lately? Join the club. More than 30 million Americans change residences every year. eRetailers don’t change eCommerce fulfillment partners quite so often, but many such relationships are surprisingly short-lived. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Services

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

If Amazon FBA is Your Plan A, What’s Your Plan B?

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A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Amazon employees had been using proprietary data collected from some of the company’s third-party sellers to price, develop and launch Amazon products. Alternatives to Amazon FBA Fulfillment Services

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Seven Essential Requirements For Nutraceutical Fulfillment

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Some companies think they face unusually rigorous fulfillment challenges. Others, like nutraceutical firms, truly do. As evidence, consider these seven essential ingredients that we often see in most nutraceutical fulfillment RFPs – along with our take on why. Fulfillment Services

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3 Steps to Better Sales Collateral Management

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Sales collateral has an almost magical ability to multiply and can consume a significant portion of your marketing budget. With winter almost over, it’s not too early to think about “spring-cleaning” your print materials and to implement an ongoing sales collateral management program.

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Because They Said So:  The Challenge of Retail Compliance

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There are some books that we all enjoy reading. There are others that we have to read, whether we want to or not. Retailers’ routing guides and vendor manuals definitely fit into that second category. Multi Channel Fulfillment

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

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Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title: “ The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver. The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix. ”.

Ecommerce Growth Requires Robust Fulfillment and Logistics Infrastructure

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The folks at Lincoln International recently published an interesting article about retail disruption since COVID-19. The whole piece is well worth a read. But we’d like to share a few of its key takeaways here – the primary one being the need to ensure your fulfillment and logistics infrastructure is adequate to support sustained growth in eCommerce sales. Fulfillment Operations

Sales Literature Distribution: How to Cut Costs & Complexity

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Do your sales people, distributors or agents complain that it’s hard to order sales literature or it takes too long to get it? Are you frustrated by the amount of time and money you spend creating and managing your marketing assets? Marketing Fulfillment

By the Numbers: Why Fulfill Orders From a Chicago Fulfillment Center?

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When fulfillment professionals say the Windy City blows a lot of other markets away, they’re not exaggerating.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.