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Amazon Fulfillment Fees Increase Hits Online Retailers Hard Most online retailers using Amazon Fulfillment will be hit hard starting in February of 2013 with a multitude of price increases targeted to combat increasing transportation costs. Most notably, the fee increases include an adjustment to the "weight handling" fee and an addition of a returns processing fee. These fees and increases will apply to anyone that self-fulfills through their system -... Continue reading
Ferber Warehousing just announced that it is selling its proprietary logistics software, Conveyorware.com, to fulfillment and logistics firms. The software, which includes decades of customs from industry needs and experiences, will be sold as a SAAS (Software as a Service), starting at just $100 per month for 5 users. It's an all inclusive software, managing the entire 3pl process from start to finish, simplifying the systems needs of growing 3pls.... Continue reading
Keeping Your Package Shipping Costs in Line – Small to mid size companies Shipping packages has become increasingly more expensive with the cost of fuel continually on the rise. Companies need to keep a close watch on these costs. It pays to review your invoices regularly for mistakes and insure you are charged correctly. Was the package a residential or commercial delivery? It matters, delivery to a business is less... Continue reading
Whether you get a lead from us or via other marketing channels like your website, the first challenge is to turn that lead email into an interaction. Over the years, we've learned a great deal about getting quality responses from prospects. This often overlooked area represents a tremendous opportunity, if done the right way. The Beaten Path Most companies use this initial interaction to showcase all of the wonderful things... Continue reading
Each year, WarehousingAndFulfillment.com designates a select group of fulfillment companies as "Top 3PL Companies." The process to be selected is stringent, including a thorough examination of shipping and picking error rates, customer service references, analysis of technology, among many other things. Today the company announces that Anchor 3PL, a 3pl company out of Utah, was been added to the list of top 3PL companies for 2012. Anchor has done a... Continue reading
Blog Post written by Allan Himmelstein, owner of Sales Coach, AZ. Years ago, when I was working for a European company, they had a 24 follow up rule. From my experience, most companies can increase revenues by at least 25% just by improving their follow up methods.  This simple rule changed the company I was with, and we increased our sales by 30% / year for at least 5 years. Some... Continue reading
If you're operating a new business, chances are that you may not know what a 3rd party logistics provider is and what they can do for your business. And contrary to popular thought, 3rd party logistics providers offer more services than most might think. So we thought it would be important to define the term and then show you some of the important things that these companies can provide for... Continue reading
When it comes to choosing a company to deal with your e-commerce fulfillment, it's important to know what to look for in order to save time, money, and prevent headaches in the future. With an experienced fulfillment company by your side, you can streamline your process which lowers operational costs and gets your products to your customers' front doors as quickly as possible. Here is a short list of the... Continue reading
When it comes to making business decisions, choosing to outsource public warehousing only goes so far. Instead, it's vital to pick the right public warehouse that truly save money and time. Public warehousing is a strategic decision made by a company, but choosing the warehouse that best meets a company's needs is often overlooked. Public warehousing is usually used for short-term storage solutions, such as holding extra products during busy... Continue reading
One of the most frequently asked questions that we receive through our site is "what do fulfillment companies charge"? Of course, this is somewhat of a complicated question to answer, but we wanted to give those new to "fulfillment" a broad idea of the types of charges that they'll encounter should they decide to outsource their fulfillment. We understand that in order to decide whether you should do fulfillment in... Continue reading