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Save Money With Better Print Management

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On average, print comprises 25% to 30% of a company’s marketing budget. If you could reduce that percentage and still get the results you need, you would do it – right? Good news! You can – through better print management. Here are three areas you need to focus on.

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Order Fulfillment: Commodity or Competitive Advantage?

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If your company sells its products online, there’s an important question that you need to ask yourself: can customers buy your products – or very similar products – from other eTailers? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you need to look for ways to get a leg up on those competitors. Fulfillment Services

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What to Expect in B2C Distribution in a Post-Pandemic World

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The pandemic-driven eCommerce boom turned many B2C distribution operations upside down in 2020 as online sellers and omnichannel retailers tried to adjust to a massive consumer market shift toward online shopping.

How a 3PL Makes eCommerce Returns Less Painful

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Many online sellers find eCommerce returns management difficult to handle. Most eCommerce order fulfillment operations focus on getting products out the door and into the hands of customers without much consideration for what happens when a customer sends the order back.

Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

The Importance of Order Fulfillment in Direct Selling Success

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Type the phrase “direct selling tips” into your favorite search engine and you’ll find a ton of articles on choosing the right product line, how to get started, how to boost sales and so on.

Outlook on 2021 eCommerce Shipping Options

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2020 was a chaotic year for eCommerce shipping – for the parcel carriers delivering those orders, the at-home customers dependent on reliable fulfillment, and for you, the online seller trying to keep customers happy while absorbing some pretty stiff parcel shipping cost increases.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about eCommerce Order Fulfillment

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We’ve all heard the expression, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”. We also know that it’s dead wrong, because when it comes to key functions like picking, packing, and shipping, your pockets of ignorance could wind up costing you big.

Need to Scale Your Online Business? 3PL eCommerce Fulfillment Services Can Help

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3PL ecommerce fulfillment is like a belt in a pair of pants. You don’t need to buy new pants whenever your weight fluctuates – your belt is there to keep your pants fitting nicely as your weight decreases or increases. The same holds true with fulfillment.

Want to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs? Read our eBook.

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It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment cost, possibly as much as 75%. And thanks to parcel carriers annual rate increases, that price tag is getting higher all the time. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

How to Reduce Fulfillment Center Costs Without Major Automation

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There once as a young fulfillment professional - let’s call her Leah - who decided her current warehousing job wasn’t making her happy. So she found another one instead. No big deal, right?

Tips to Better Manage Sales Collateral Fulfillment

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Print materials represent a sizeable portion of your marketing budget. Obviously, you want to get the best possible return for those expenditures. But, inefficient sales collateral fulfillment could be sabotaging your efforts.

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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.

How eCommerce WMS Software Can Make the Holidays Bright

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If you’ve ever watched Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, you may have noticed that Santa didn’t do his own fulfillment. He relied on elves to do most of the picking, packaging and loading.

How Does Your Inventory Optimization Process Compare to Peers?

The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your inventory optimization process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

Do You Know Your True Cost for Marketing Literature Fulfillment?

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Hey, marketers, how much do you spend each year to print brochures, flyers, catalogs, sales kits, point-of-sale materials and similar marketing collateral? Whatever the amount, I’m guessing you can come up with a pretty accurate figure on the spot.

How to Improve Your Order Fulfillment Process in 2021

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As fulfillment professionals limp toward the finish line after a grueling 2020, there’s one critical thing they still need to deal with.

(Don’t) Give Them A Break:  Avoiding Parcel Shipping Damage

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It’s time to share a breaking story about parcel delivery. And we mean that literally. According to various studies, anywhere from 7% to 11% of customers’ online orders arrive broken or damaged – a scenario that’s even more likely if products are large (when delivery damages climb to 21 %).

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There’s More Than One Way to Outsource Fulfillment

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In July 2019, a DHL survey of 900 retailers uncovered an intriguing statistic: Approximately 60% of retailers now use 3PLs for at least some of their eCommerce fulfillment, and another 6% expect to completely outsource fulfillment over the next few years.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

Understanding Fulfillment Services Contracts

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When you outsource fulfillment services to a third-party logistics provider (3PL), you’ll sign a fulfillment services contract. These contracts are designed to protect the interests of both parties.

How to Achieve 2-day Ground Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment

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With the holidays upon us, eCommerce companies are battling for the minds and wallets of a consumer base that’s larger than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the weaponry these combatants are using are claims of fast shipping, typically 2-day ground shipping.

Calculating Your Fulfillment Cost Per Order: 4 Key Suggestions

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A couple of years ago, Internet users were radically divided over the contents of a four-second audio clip and whether the sound it made was “ Laurel” or “Yanny.” (Go Go ahead and try it. We’ll wait.). So who was right?

4 Reasons NOT to Outsource eCommerce Order Fulfillment

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Although it’s a back-end operation, eCommerce order fulfillment is one of the most important contributors to the success of any online business. When order processing and delivery are slow or inaccurate, customers don’t hesitate to shop elsewhere.

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.

Do Your eCommerce Order Fulfillment Services Cost Too Much?

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An eCommerce business lives or dies on the customer experience, making it essential for online sellers to fill orders quickly in a way that keeps customers happy. While this means you shouldn’t cut corners to save costs, you also don’t have to overspend to get top-notch eCommerce order fulfillment services. This blog will discuss some areas to review when seeking to reduce the cost of eCommerce order fulfillment. Fulfillment Operations

Make Print Marketing Personal Using Variable Data Printing

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In today’s media-saturated world, our marketing messages face stiff competition for consumer attention. It can be a real challenge to break through all the noise. But, when it comes to print marketing, variable data printing (VDP) gets the job done.

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Better Warehouse Labor Planning Requires Better Forecasting

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In this past election, voters were faced with two very contrasting alternatives. Decisions on peak season fulfillment center staffing are similarly distinct: you have two very different alternatives to choose between.

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Test Your Atlanta Order Fulfillment Services Expertise

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If you could only pick one East-region city for U.S. eCommerce order fulfillment, which one should it be – and why? We’ll give you a hint. It starts with A, rhymes with “Santa,” and is already home to a massive parcel delivery infrastructure. Welcome to Atlanta.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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.

Box, Humbug:  Is Custom Product Packaging Worth It?

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Have you watched any exciting unboxing videos lately? Most people look at the creative packaging jobs and think: “Ooh, cool presentation!” Here at Amware, we’re thinking: “How long did that take to pack?”. Has the customer thought about how much all of those packaging extras cost?”.

Flexible Warehousing Solutions: A Public Goods Case Study

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Since the arrival of the COVD-19 pandemic, “flexibility” has become a way of life. From parents adapting to their children’s virtual classrooms to business owners navigating operational and staffing challenges, the ebbs and flows of life are now much more drastic than they were pre-pandemic.

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.

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!