APSFulfillment-07-09-13Digital Age

This is the modern world—are you ready for it? That’s the question all professionals have been asking themselves, especially over the last few years. With the rise of digital technology and the decline of easy business techniques for success, today’s business pros have had to adapt to a lot of modern practices, whether they wanted to or not.

Product fulfillment pros are no exception. Up until the last decade or so, product fulfillment worked off of very traditional business practices—mail orders, cash on delivery (COD), and similar kinds of practice. Today, such practices seem almost antiquated. There’s a lot of debate over whether or not the new digital mechanisms have in fact created a better business environment; but in the end, product fulfillment pros have to accept that these new methods are facts. There’s no way around it, the digital age is here to stay.

So why even try to go around it—especially when it can be a good thing. With the digital age come things like e-commerce fulfillment and product fulfillment services, often combining to create e-commerce fulfillment services. There might be some sort of new methodology that product fulfillment pros need to incorporate into how they work, but it’s all more or less the same. Better yet, these new ways of working offer new business opportunities for success that weren’t previously available.

The digital age might seem scary, but it needn’t be. Product fulfillment pros can adapt to new digital advancements easily. It’s just a matter of knowing how to do the adapting in the first place.

Modern Clientele

Today’s client base for product fulfillment is already wired up. They’ve got the phones, the laptops, and the Internet-savvy to seek out what they want across the communication waves. Product fulfillment pros just have to cater to this.

Above all, you have to have a web site today to promote your product fulfillment business. Clients are going to want to look you up and see what you have to offer; as such, it’s key that you have either product listing or catalog listing pages on your web site with graphic examples of what clients can order from your business. Above all, you have to have some sort of e-commerce order fulfillment service available through your web site so that clients can actually make orders from your product line right off your web site. Thus, you need to have an interface for placing orders for products and charging fees to credit cards. The days of clients dropping order cards in the post and waiting by the mailbox for the ordered products to show up is mostly a thing of the past. E-commerce order fulfillment means being able to cater to the digital crowd and getting them what they want through the channels they use the most. Sure, you might have to augment your business a bit, but that change can be swift and can bring lucrative business results in the end.

Take a look at the world today. In South Korea, clothes, appliances, and groceries are mainly ordered online. Businesses like Amazon do most of their media orders through Internet interfaces, and have made a killing. Why not take up with the ranks? With e-commerce order fulfillment, you can retain your business’ integrity and still bring in the green in the end.

Supersonic Services

Obviously, product delivery in e-commerce fulfillment is a necessity. If you’re going to go the digital route, having the supersonic services to meet the demand for orders must be in place. This includes quick processing of orders at your end, and having transaction processing, packaging, and warehouse distribution services ready to deliver the ordered goods on time—if necessary, guide your associates on how to do this.

There are more advantages to digital product fulfillment and e-commerce fulfillment services than meets the eye, and it’s up to you to take advantage of them. You are the friendly ghost in the machine for today’s clients.

Need solutions to your product fulfillment problems? APS Fulfillment, Inc has the knowledge and services to make your direct mail and product fulfillment ventures more successful. Contact APS Fulfillment, Inc by e-mail at [email protected], visit its web site at www.apsfulfillment.com, or call (954) 582-7450.