APS Fulfillment, Inc. (www.APSFulfillment.com), one of the nation’s leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, is reacting to U.S. retail sales as consumers show more confidence.
According to the latest data, retail sales rose more than forecast as consumers continue to spend more. Retail sales increased 0.5% month-over-month in May, ahead of the 0.3% forecast. This follows a 1.3% increase in the previous month, which was the biggest gain in a year. It was also the second straight month of gains, with sales up 2.5% from a year ago. (Source: “Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services May 2016,” United States Census Bureau web site, June 14, 2016; http://www.census.gov/retail/marts/www/marts_current.pdf.)
“The recent data suggests American consumers are becoming more confident. And the momentum has continued into the summer months, as a gauge of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level of 2016 in June,” says Charles Aultman, president of APS Fulfillment, Inc. “American consumers have consistently been the biggest drivers of economic growth and the strong consumer sentiment survey suggests household spending will remain robust in the coming months and continue to be a key driver of the economy.” (Source: “Consumer Confidence Survey,” The Conference Board web site, June 25, 2016; https://www.conference-board.org/data/consumerconfidence.cfm.)
Aultman explains that businesses looking to build on the growing consumer confidence levels and increased spending should consider outsourcing their fulfillment and warehousing needs. Outsourcing can be an advantageous logistics strategy, as it saves on warehouse space, time, and money. Outsourcing to a fulfillment company with a proven history of providing fast, accurate services can also enhance customer satisfaction and increase brand retention.
“APS Fulfillment, Inc. is located close to all major land, air, and sea transportation hubs in Southern Florida. It also uses state-of-the-art real-time shipping solutions, meaning it receives an order the second it’s placed. This prevents backlogs and ensures orders are shipped as soon as possible,” Aultman concludes. “In fact, merchants of any size that use APS Fulfillment, Inc. can have their products received, inventoried, and shipped in just two days.”
APS Fulfillment, Inc. is one of the United States’ leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, offering affordable and real-time fulfillment services to small, medium, and large companies. Its state-of-the-art technology provides turnkey solutions for high-volume perfect-match mailings, personalized direct mail, snap-pak mailers, postcards, and triple-tabbed booklets. More information on APS Fulfillment, Inc. is available by visiting the firm’s web site at www.APSFulfillment.com or by calling 954-582-7450.