Expanded network will enable two-day delivery to 98 percent of the United States.
The Iron Mountain Fulfillment Services (IMFS) locations give Amware 15 total fulfillment centers spanning every region of the United States and enabling two-day delivery to 98 percent of the country.
“At Amware, fulfillment is our sole focus and the addition of IMFS customers, locations and expertise creates the leading, private B2C fulfillment provider in the United States,” said Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch. “The IMFS acquisition supports our goal of being the fulfillment partner of choice for growing, direct-to-consumer brands.”
While Amware primarily distributes finished goods for online retailers and direct selling companies, the IMFS acquisition will allow an expansion of Amware services to include “marketing fulfillment” — the creation and distribution of printed and promotional materials.
Amware’s expanded warehouse network now includes modern IMFS fulfillment centers in Chicago and Milpitas, Calif., as well as additional IMFS facilities in Amware’s existing markets of Atlanta and Cranbury, N.J.
According to Drajpuch, combining Amware and IMFS capabilities brings such benefits to customers as:
• National coverage to support rapid fulfillment from anywhere in the country.
• Greater freight buying leverage with parcel carriers.
• An infusion of talent in operations and customer service.
• Expansion of services to include fulfillment of sales and marketing materials, as well as print on demand.
• Ability to expand same-day order/ship capabilities
Amware has a dedicated transition team that will focus on the rapid integration of IMFS, providing its customers access to Amware’s national scale and expanded sales and service capabilities, the company said.
The acquisition was financed by Amware’s majority owner, Rotunda Capital Partners, which invests equity capital in family/founder-run firms within the financial services, distribution, logistics and business services industries.