Outlook on 2021 eCommerce Shipping Options

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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.

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss the the ecommerce lifecycle. As the founder of an ecommerce fulfillment company, AJ works closely with ecommerce companies and is an expert in ecommerce fulfillment.

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The Plane Truth about Holiday eCommerce Fulfillment 2020

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you combine that estimate with the exponential growth that eCommerce has already experienced due to COVID-19, you’re looking at unprecedented levels of holiday eCommerce fulfillment activity. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment Operations

How a 3PL Makes eCommerce Returns Less Painful

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked.

B2B eCommerce Technology Supports the Link Between Food Manufacturing, Distribution, and Logistics

Logistics Matter

B2B eCommerce technology excels in keeping the chain monitored and efficient. The post B2B eCommerce Technology Supports the Link Between Food Manufacturing, Distribution, and Logistics appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

Do Your eCommerce Order Fulfillment Services Cost Too Much?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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.

How eCommerce WMS Software Can Make the Holidays Bright

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

South of the North Pole, our eCommerce driven economy also relies on an army of unsung fulfillment professionals who are working extra-hard to get your orders out the door. eCommerce warehouse management software is one of those critical tools.

7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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. A picture can be worth a thousand words.

5 Ways to Boost eCommerce Warehouse Operations Efficiency

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking to lower costs and increase the efficiency of your eCommerce warehouse operations, your first thought might be to add automation. Following are a few low-tech ways to reduce eCommerce warehouse fulfillment center costs without breaking the bank.

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? Here are some common causes of eCommerce supply chain failures and how to avoid them. B2C Fulfillment eCommerce Fulfillment fulfillment operationsOne reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.

4 Reasons NOT to Outsource eCommerce Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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.

Robots for eCommerce Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

For robots in eCommerce fulfillment, last year was the year of pilots. This year customers are willing to publicly speak about the benefits they got from eCommerce robots at eft’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta. The post Robots for eCommerce Fulfillment appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Material Handling Retail ecommerce robots supply chain

Top eCommerce Trends in 2021

Ship Monk

While the end of COVID-19 is (hopefully) near, its effects will have an enduring presence on the retail landscape and, subsequently, this year’s eCommerce trends. eCommerce Gets Vocal. Did you know that almost half of eCommerce traffic comes from smartphones? eCommerce

How to Achieve 2-day Ground Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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.

Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn

The Logistics of Logistics

Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn. Mike Bradburn , Cathy Hayward-Hughes , and Joe Lynch discuss sustainable frozen ecommerce fulfillment. Key Takeaways: Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment.

In the Grocery Ecommerce Boom, Dark Stores Light the Way

Logistics Viewpoints

In the last number of years, ecommerce has grown in popularity across many industries, including grocery. The post In the Grocery Ecommerce Boom, Dark Stores Light the Way appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Are You Doing eCommerce Fulfillment Yet?

Camelot 3PL Software

Many 3PLs are still not focused on eCommerce yet, despite the fact they already have the storage capacity and staff to get started. With a robust eCommerce WMS like Camelot’s Excalibur WMS and with a few process changes, you can be an eCommerce fulfillment operation in no time.

The Myth About Integration with eCommerce Platforms

Kane is Able

There’s also search volume for “Magento fulfillment,” “Big Commerce fulfillment” and other terms related to integration of fulfillment services with eCommerce platforms. Ecommerce FulfillmentOn any given month in the US, there are around 1,600 searches for the term “Shopify Fulfillment.”

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

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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.

How the Asia Ecommerce Boom is Changing the Logistics Business

CH Robinson Logistics

The boom in ecommerce poses novel challenges to the logistics industry. Logistics is a critical part of ecommerce operations – Many e-tailers want a certain degree of control over logistics as it is a vital part of their business. Revisiting the way we think about ecommerce.

Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Change out the words “tech hub” for “warehousing hub” and we couldn’t agree more – because over the past several years Phoenix’s logistics advantages have proven to be a highly compelling draw for many eCommerce businesses, including those who are looking for a more affordable alternative to California. B2C Fulfillment eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations order fulfillmentLate last summer, Inc.

10 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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. 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.

eCommerce Shipping: How Important is Fast Delivery?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Fulfillment eCommerce FulfillmentWhen it comes to keeping your online business competitive, it’s easy to believe that you need to match the aggressive speed of Amazon – or more accurately, its logistics arm, Fulfillment By Amazon. After all, fast delivery is what every online buyer wants most, right? Well, not always.

Top Tools for eCommerce Businesses

Ship Monk

Every fairy godmother needs her magic wand, every knight needs his shining armor, and every eCommerce business owner needs their tools. It’s worthwhile noting that, in the world of eCommerce, the line between marketing and sales is often blurred. eCommerce

Exit Strategy: Why Companies Look for New eCommerce Fulfillment Partners

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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

Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller. The post Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Parcel Transportation B2C Fulfillment eCommerce Fulfillment order fulfillment process order fulfillmentInternet 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.

How does eCommerce Affect Inventory Management?

EazyStock

Better Inventory Management for eCommerce. eCommerce is a rapidly growing phenomenon across the globe. Statista projects that eCommerce sales will surpass $740 billion in the US by 2023. In this post we discuss how eCommerce is affecting inventory management strategies.

Manhattan Associates CEO Calls for a Sustainable Approach to Ecommerce

Logistics Viewpoints

Ecommerce is inherently less green than traditional bricks and mortar retail supply chains; it contributes to larger transportation emissions than traditional retailing. Eddie Capel, CEO of Manhattan Associates, believes we need a more sustainable approach to Ecommerce supply chains. The post Manhattan Associates CEO Calls for a Sustainable Approach to Ecommerce appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Sustainability ecommerce

2018 US eCommerce Study

Mazars Ledger

Mazars USA LLP is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 United States eCommerce Study by the eCommerce Foundation.… … The post 2018 US eCommerce Study appeared first on Insights Center - Mazars - United States.

Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates. Third Party Logistics Scalability Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations order fulfillment process order fulfillmentOnline sales are growing 15% a year. We’re logisticians here, not accountants, but we’re pretty sure that when expenses grow faster than revenue, that’s a bad thing.

Ecommerce Growth Requires Robust Fulfillment and Logistics Infrastructure

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

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. The folks at Lincoln International recently published an interesting article about retail disruption since COVID-19. The whole piece is well worth a read.

How O2O Is Shaping the Future of eCommerce

Ship Monk

In all fairness, eCommerce is definitely a driving force behind the changing landscape of retail. The point we’re trying to make here is twofold: eCommerce is not the only factor behind the fall of brick-and-mortar, and; eCommerce doesn’t seek to replace brick-and-mortar.

Unilog Reveals New eCommerce Analytics Offering

Supply Chain Brain

Unilog, a provider of eCommerce solutions to midmarket businesses, announced that it has released a new eCommerce analytics offering called Site Analytics Pro