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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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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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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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.

Print on Demand: An Earth-Friendly Printing Strategy

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Decades ago, futurists predicted that widespread use of computers would usher in a paperless society. They were wrong. In this digital age, businesses still use some 21 million tons of paper each year, and 50 percent of all business waste is paper. 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!

Looking for a 3PL in New Jersey?  Advantages of a Cranbury, NJ Warehouse Add Up

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If you’re looking for 3PL eCommerce support in the Northeast, you’re not alone. With concerns about the Coronavirus still going strong, online shopping has become a lifesaver for many consumers across the country, especially those who want to purchase non-essentials.

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

Sales Literature Management: 5 Reports to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Inventory

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As we all continue to adjust to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, we’re finding new ways to work and connect with each other. For most of us, that means working from home, canceling events like trade shows, and foregoing most in-person contact. Marketing Fulfillment

Amazon Fulfilled Vs. Seller Fulfilled:  Which Option Is Best for You?

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Remember when there was only one game in town for companies that wanted to become Amazon Prime sellers? It started with the words “Fulfillment” and ended with the words “by Amazon.”.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

Multi-Channel Madness: How to Pick the Best Omni-Channel Distribution Partner

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Normally, March Madness in basketball would be reaching its fevered pitch right about now. But this year it has been replaced by another kind of madness, which we’re all fighting through together.

Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

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Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article.

Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

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If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers.

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!

It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

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As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S.

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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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.”.

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. ”.

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.

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.

More Focus on Reducing Parcel Surcharges Can Equal Big Savings

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When you’re trying to reduce parcel shipping costs, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on parcel carriers’ published rates and negotiating the largest discounts possible.

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Deja New:  Why Today’s Subscription Box Fulfillment Is Especially Challenging

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If you’re a big fan of subscription boxes, join the club. According to recent research from Clutch, more than half of online buyers currently use one or more versions of this highly convenient purchasing model.

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.

A Handy Acronym to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

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This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses. The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs. How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L.

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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.

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?

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

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