APS Fulfillment, Inc. (www.APSFulfillment.com), one of the nation’s leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, is weighing in on rising consumer sentiment in the U.S. and improving finances ahead of the holiday season and what retailers need to do to meet their customers’ seasonal demands. The University of Michigan’s preliminary consumer sentiment index for October climbed higher than forecast, to 92.1, the first advance in four months, from 87.2 in September. Current conditions, a measure of Americans’ perception of their own personal finances, increased by 5.5 points month-over-month, from 101.2 to 106.7. (Source: “Preliminary Results for October 2015,” University of Michigan web site, October 16, 2015; http://www.sca.isr.umich.edu/.) “Consumer sentiment increased more than expected in October as American consumers are encouraged by ongoing job growth, low inflation, projected wage gains, and lower energy prices, all of which should help stretch their buying power,” says Charles Aultman, President of APS Fulfillment, Inc. “On top of that, consumers showed a greater willingness to purchase big-ticket items, with buying plans at their most favorable since 2007. This rebound in consumer confidence and enthusiasm to spend bodes well for U.S. retailers in the lead-up to the lucrative holiday season.” Brands looking to take advantage of the uptick in consumer confidence and spending this holiday season need to consider outsourcing their fulfillment and warehousing duties to a company that provides its clients with a range of exceptional services that exceed their unique needs. Aultman explains that APS Fulfillment, Inc. is located in South Florida, in close proximity to all major transportation hubs. It is minutes from Interstate 95, 20 minutes from the Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and 40 minutes from the Miami International Airport and Port of Miami. “Because of our strategic location, retailers that use APS Fulfillment, Inc. can have their products received, inventoried, and shipped in just two days,” Aultman concludes. “APS Fulfillment Inc.’s state-of-the-art facility and fast and accurate pick-and-pack rate can keep up with seasonal demand. On top of that, APS Fulfillment, Inc. also uses real-time shipping that receives orders as they’re placed; this prevents backlogs and ensures orders are shipped as soon as possible.” 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.