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Product Fulfillment Services for Toys and Games

Product FulfillmentProduct fulfillment services overall is a difficult industry, but the toy and game industry is an especially tough market. Several factors are against its success; the most prominent of which being the declining world birth rate, and the shift from children playing with physical toys to now being in the digital space.

Despite these challenges, the toy and game industry continues to grow and experts believe the industry will keep growing up until at least 2018. The key for toys and games fulfillment is an experienced logistics company who can manage the nuances of shipping to both B2B and B2C customers within this industry.

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Why Accuracy in Product Fulfillment Services is Important

Accuracy in Product FulfillmentWhat is Accuracy in Product Fulfillment?

When dealing with product fulfillment services, “accuracy” is a term with multiple meanings. Aside from the obvious—getting the correct order to the correct customer—accuracy also means being able to fulfill the order within the promised time frame and to deliver the product in good condition. In short, accuracy is how well your product fulfillment service can uphold your business’ most basic promise to the customer: that they will receive the item they ordered in the time frame that was promised and in proper condition.

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Online Grocery Product Fulfillment Challenges and Solutions

grocery product fulfillmentIt shouldn’t be surprising in our current online era that grocery stores are making the leap to digital. This shift has already taken place in countries like France and Germany, and it is methodically making its way to North America. But as the demand for online solutions to a traditionally in-store consumer activity continues to grow, there have also been some early challenges to online grocery product fulfillment.

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CD and DVD Fulfillment Services: Things You Must Know

cd and dvd fulfillment servicesOn-demand CD and DVD fulfillment services give online merchants and media companies the flexibility to manage orders in an efficient manner and at an affordable rate. These businesses no longer need to be burdened with determining stock, and instead they can create a system where CDs and DVDs are printed and shipped at the customer’s request. Businesses are able to operate on a pay-as-you-go scale, meaning they only pay for the CDs and DVDs that have been ordered.

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What to Know About Outsourcing Apparel Fulfillment Services

Outsourcing Apparel Fulfillment ServicesSelling clothing from an online store can be lucrative, but it also comes with a few fulfillment challenges unique to clothing. Any apparel—whether shirts, pants, skirts, or even socks—is susceptible to certain quirks in fulfillment service that result when dealing with a high stock-keeping unit (SKU) volume, seasonal spikes and dips, and even returns. As a result, it can be beneficial to try outsourcing your apparel order fulfillment to an outside warehousing and shipping center.

Why Outsource to Apparel Fulfillment Companies?

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Looking for Outsourcing Fulfillment Services

APSFulfillment_image_121715Whether you’re just starting your e-commerce business or are experiencing growth and are ready to expand, outsourcing your e-fulfillment services is a must. So long as your business is shipping physical products, it will need to incorporate a comprehensive system for effectively shipping the product to the end user.

Considering a 3PL Provider

Third-party logistics (3PL) companies have evolved greatly. They now offer much more than just inventory storage and pick & pack services.

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Why Online Fulfillment Services are Good for E-Commerce Businesses

Manager in warehouseIt’s becoming more common to have companies conduct all of their business online. But even if your company completes all of its transactions through e-commerce channels, those physical products still need to be shipped. And because those products need to be shipped, businesses must set up a product fulfillment service to ensure those packages are getting to the customers.

This is not as straightforward as it seems. Shipping a product to its destination happens in several different stages and requires the participation of multiple industries. Successful product fulfillment occurs when a reliable system is put in place—one where communication is simple and automation plays a major role.

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Achieving Profitable Product Fulfillment

APSFulfillment_image_120115Technology has done a lot to transform the workplace, from improving communication and connectivity, to incorporating new means of marketing, storage, and tracking systems. Of all that technology has brought to the workplace, one of its greatest downsides lies in what it has done to customer expectations.

Increased Demand and Expectations

Customers now demand near flawless products within their price range. They also expect more value for what they are purchasing, and if they don’t get that with your company, they’ll move on to the next. This is true for product fulfillment services, as well. Businesses—whether local, small, or large—who are developing and delivering products are forced to compete on a global scale, and forced to meet these new demands.

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How to Manage the Holiday Shipping Rush

APSFulfillment_image_092815As the holiday season approaches, retailers of all kinds are gearing up for the inevitable rush. Holiday sales account for up to 40% of an online retailer’s annual sales, so being prepared is integral to any successful e-commerce operation. As sales are planned, promotions drawn up, and web sites reinforced to handle the extra traffic, it’s important not to neglect the fulfillment operations that will get the products to your customers this holiday season. Here are some tips to make the most of the season and keep your fulfillment on track.

Scale Appropriately

Look at the sales of prior years and anticipate the increased order volume accordingly. Use this information to both govern your inventory and to increase the number of workers you have running warehouse or fulfillment and delivery duties, if possible. If you have a large selection of products, it can sometimes be tricky to tell which is going to be the hot item. But a combination of social media, sales, and marketing research should at least point you in the right direction. Should you run your own warehouse operation, try and rearrange stock so that the items workers are expected to be handling the most are also the most accessible. If you use a third party for your warehouse needs, consider asking them if such a rearrangement can be managed.

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Key Points to Remember When Managing Seasonal Inventory

APSFulfillment_image_092415Seasonal inventory is a familiar task for many retailers. Having special items that only sell by season, by year, or even during a certain holiday, is a product fulfillment duty that is crucial to the overhead of any business. Whatever the case, the most important aspect to managing seasonal inventory is proper planning. That can be done in several ways, from identifying merchandise all the way to reordering.

Marking Seasonal Merchandise

It seems like such a simple step, and it really is. Marking your seasonal inventory doesn’t take much effort, but it goes a long way to ensuring ideal inventory turnover. And like we briefly mentioned, finding ways to identify seasonal inventory can be catalogued in many ways.

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