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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your E-Commerce Fulfillment

APS Fulfillment_image_300415If you have your own retail or fulfillment business, you likely have a lot of pride, and rightfully so—it’s your business and you want the best reputation and highest profits. With that in mind, you likely want to oversee every job yourself, believe this will allow you more control over its operations.

The downside of this way of thinking is that you might find that, despite your best efforts, there are too many tasks, and a decrease in efficiency as a result. No matter how hard you think you can work to manage all of your e-commerce jobs, you likely won’t be able to handle them all.

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How Adapting Faster Order Fulfillment Methods Benefits Your E-Commerce

faster order fulfillmentWith Amazon and other e-commerce business constantly expanding, there are new challenges for fulfillment companies to meet. One of those is the need for faster order fulfillment. Here is some information about how to perform your services quicker without sacrificing quality:

1.  It’s Complicated, But Beneficial

Performing same-day delivery and fulfilling orders quickly can appear complicated, but they’re certainly not impossible. Doing so may mean having to implement new warehousing technology or make a greater effort to record information. Regardless, investing in the right tech can enable a business to reap the benefits of the demand for fast order delivery.

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5 Ways to Better Focus Your Fulfillment Ventures in 2015

Distribution and FulfillmentTo say that 2014 was a crazy year for fulfillment would be an understatement. Between the rise of digital commerce and significant changes in retail sales, distribution and fulfillment services are evolving rapidly.

Now that 2015 is here, it’s time to look back and see what lessons can be learned from 2014 and what can be done to make your 2015 fulfillment year the best yet.

1. Sell Internationally

The recent news about developed U.S.-Cuba relations, combined with the rise of e- and m-commerce, means that your order fulfillment can and needs to go global. There’s a lot of international demand and now you’ve got the tools to access it. Provided you abide lawfully, you can send products across borders that may not have been possible to send before.

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How to Establish 24/7 Fulfillment

Fulfillment CenterThere have been a variety of predictions for what fulfillment centers can expect in 2015. With the rise of both e- and m-commerce order fulfillment in 2014, the idea of fulfillment companies operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week is a viable one.

People work a lot of hours and have to do their shopping when time allows; this is often at lunchtime and in the middle of the night. While you may think your fulfillment business can’t meet that kind of demand, having such an operation isn’t as hard as you might think. It’s simply a matter of expanding your current services with modern technology and meeting the subsequent demand.

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Maintaining Retail-E-Commerce Fulfillment Duality

distribution fulfillmentIt’s possible you prefer to sell products via mail or a local outlet while being aware of the increase in favor for e-commerce fulfillment services. Both have equal advantages and disadvantages, so which do you choose? The answer is both.

Not only is it possible to amalgamate mail-retail fulfillment with e-fulfillment services, but it’s actually a great way to diversify your operations and increase profits.


If you already understand retail and mail fulfillment solutions, you’re halfway there; now you just have to incorporate digital fulfillment.

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Fulfillment Mobile App Design Tips

e-commerce FulfillmentYou might think that, as a fulfillment business, mobile apps aren’t of much use to your field. However, with the current increase in mobile-based e-commerce order fulfillment, you might want to think again, as Apps have their benefits.

If you want to create an app for your business, consider the following:

1. Coding

Depending on you and your employees’ skill with digital design, your app may not be created in-house.

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Helpful International Fulfillment Tips

Import FulfillmentConsumers by nature are ambitious, finding joy in being able to get what they want in spite of the obstacles. And if people far away want your products or your local client base desires foreign goods, it’s time to engage in importing and exporting.

If you’ve never done this before, here are some tips to get you started:

1. Know Your Niche and Buyers

This may sound obvious, but you need to know where your product line is in demand.

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Making the Most of Your Fulfillment E-Mails

Online FulfillmentWith fulfillment business picking up as the holidays approach, it’s time to look over your e-mails. You likely have an e-mail mailing list used to promote your product line and even offer promotions to boost sales. However, a closer examination is necessary to see if they are truly benefiting your e-commerce order fulfillment.

Desktop and Mobile

To better organize your e-mails, you need to divide them based on what products you are offering into multiple mailings; you don’t want a single e-mail overloaded with information.

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Advantages of Segmenting Your Fulfillment Marketing

Fulfillment MarketingMarketing just isn’t what it used to be. Before, a print ad or a flyer might have been all that was necessary to attract customers. But the media has changed, with it, the marketing formats.

Fulfillment companies have had to make concessions as a result. Whereas a business may have once been performing direct marketing through the mail, now their marketing is most likely primarily digital. Now it’s a matter of organization, and by segmenting your marketing, you can better plan and monitor your releases.

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The Impact of the iPhone 6 in Product Fulfillment

The Impact of the iPhone 6 in Product FulfillmentWhen Steve Jobs passed away almost three years ago, many thought that’d be the end of Apple releasing breakthrough products. But strong legacies survive, and now Apple has released the iPhone 6. This product will affect fulfillment companies in a positive way; it’s just a matter of adapting to new tech. 


As one might imagine, the new iPhones are a bit different from the previous models.

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