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Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

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Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. These businesses rely heavily on FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and various regional carriers to deliver goods.

Why Did Your Last Product Fulfillment Services Provider Fail?

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Not every provider of product fulfillment services offers the same capabilities or high levels of performance. Unfortunately, some eCommerce brands find this out only after entering into a relationship with an underachieving third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

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Are You Using the Right Packaging for DIM Weight Pricing?

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Though dimensional weight, or DIM weight, is hardly a new pricing model, it remains a hidden profit killer for eCommerce fulfillment operations that don’t properly manage it.

Pharma Marketing Fulfillment: Solving the Compliance Challenge

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Managing the production and distribution of marketing literature is a bit like juggling in that a momentary lapse in attention can cause you to drop the ball. That’s never a good thing in any business. But managing pharmaceutical literature comes with the added challenge of regulatory compliance.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Online Sellers Need to Control Total Transportation Costs

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While all shipping costs are transportation costs, not all transportation costs are shipping costs. Shipping costs are merely one category of transportation costs in logistics. Online sellers often equate shipping costs with the direct charges from parcel carriers.

eCommerce Companies: Are You Tracking the Right Fulfillment Metrics?

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Your online store is pulling in a ton of sales. Great! But are you getting your orders where they need to go quickly, accurately and cost-effectively? Is your fulfillment program enhancing or dragging down customer satisfaction and company profitability? Warehouse KPI

The Changing Face of DRTV Fulfillment

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Ron Popeil and his Pocket Fisherman. Billy Mays and OxiClean. Phil Swift and Flex Seal. These were all pioneers in an industry known as Direct Response TV advertising.

Understanding Parcel Carriers: Which One is Right for You?

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All e-retailers rely on the major parcel carriers to handle critical “last mile” delivery of packages to the customer’s doorstep. While most fulfillment operations use all the big parcel carriers to some degree, most favor one specific carrier that best suits the needs of their operation.

Shipping Costs for eCommerce: Control What You Can

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All fulfillment operations use parcel carriers , making it hard to maintain strict control over shipping costs for eCommerce. When capacity is low and demand high, carriers raise prices per market trends.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

The Best Void Fill Packaging Solutions for eCommerce Fulfillment

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Void fill packaging (also called box filler or dunnage) fills empty space in shipped parcels to keep products from moving around inside the box during transit.

Showcase Great Products with Great Fulfillment Packaging

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What’s the first thing customers see when your products arrive at their doorsteps? The fulfillment packaging. Is it unique, or does it stand out in some way? If not, you’re missing an important opportunity to reinforce the value of your brand in your buyers’ minds. Fulfillment Services

Vitamin Fulfillment Requires Specialized 3PL Capabilities

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Online vitamin purchases are increasing 12% faster than the average of all eCommerce categories combined, and sales are expected to reach $56.7 billion by 2024.

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The Challenge of Multi-Channel Order Fulfillment

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If your business isn’t already selling through multiple channels, you’re probably considering it. With good reason, given that 85% of American shoppers purchase through a minimum of two channels.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

How to Identify Unexpected Fulfillment Costs

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Predicting costs is an essential part of any business function. For fulfillment, however, predicting costs can be tricky because of the large number of variables involved. Fulfillment Services

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The Value of Scalable Fulfillment

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A successful ad campaign and a couple of good PR placements cause a hockey stick rise in demand and revenue. Life is good. But then a cell phone rings at the quarterly “we hit our numbers” meeting and the CFO suddenly trades his champagne glass for a cup of coffee. It’s the warehouse.

Integrating CRM and Fulfillment Systems: Interview with Konnektive’s Matt Martorano

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Following is a Q&A with Matt Martorano, founder and CEO of Amware partner Konnektive CRM and Checkout Champ. We talked to Matt about how CRM systems and order fulfillment operations integrate to delivery are a great customer experience. Fulfillment Operations

Understanding FedEx Shipping Zones for B2C Shipments

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If you’re running an online or omnichannel retail business, your customers expect free and fast shipping – and you probably want to give it to them so you can compete with other online sellers. But figuring out how to fulfill orders affordably can also get confusing, time-consuming, and expensive.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Warehouse Safety Tips and Strategies for Fulfillment Operations

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Even in the safest fulfillment center operations, managers and associates can benefit from regular warehouse safety tips. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle in eCommerce fulfillment centers as order fulfillment associates strive to get orders picked, packed, and out the door.

The Importance of Fulfillment Warehouse Customer Service

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When choosing a third-party logistics (3PL) partner to handle your order fulfillment, you probably consider factors like the company’s experience, technology, warehouse capacity and locations. But do you give any thought to its fulfillment warehouse customer service? Fulfillment Services

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Do You Really Need Two-Day Delivery for Your Online Orders?

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There’s a perception among eCommerce companies that today’s customers won’t settle for anything less than two-day delivery for online orders. But is that actually true? Maybe not. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment Operations

13 Ways to Reduce Parcel Freight Costs

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Looking for new ways to reduce parcel freight costs? If you’re not already using the following strategies, then you are missing out on the best ways to whittle down the 75% of overhead that your firm funnels into outbound parcel costs every year. Check our our eBook on parcel cost reduction.

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Amazon’s FBA Program Vs. a 3PL: Which is Better for Your Business?

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Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce site, and its U.S. product sales alone are expected to exceed $367 billion in 2021. With close to 200 fulfillment facilities across the U.S., the company also operates the country’s largest fulfillment network.

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Amware Names New Vice President of Human Resources

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Amware Fulfillment has named human resources professional Silvia Hernandes as its Vice President of Human Resources, reporting to Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch.

Your Print Fulfillment Company – Vendor or Agent of Change?

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Print fulfillment is a lot like Rodney Dangerfield. It doesn’t get much respect. It’s just putting materials into boxes and shipping them somewhere, right?

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 Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

The Long and Short of Fulfillment Services Contracts

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Whether you’re looking to outsource fulfillment for the first time or you’ve had a logistics partner before, fulfillment services contracts can be confusing and intimidating.

How can fulfillment packaging reduce processing time and costs?

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If you’re looking to optimize your order fulfillment operations, there are many efficiency-boosting opportunities out there. The lowest hanging fruit may be in your choice of packaging. Fulfillment Operations

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.

Overcoming Barriers to Urban Fulfillment for eCommerce Businesses

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If you’ve been running an eCommerce business over the last few years, you know that urban fulfillment is one of the top challenges for online sellers.

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.