Miami, FL, March 9, 2016 – APS Fulfillment, Inc. (www.APSFulfillment.com), one of the nation’s leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, reacts to strong U.S. consumer spending data in 2016 as the U.S. economy gains steam.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, consumer spending in January increased by 0.5%— the strongest pace in eight months. Economists were predicting an increase of only 0.3%. Strong January consumer spending data was supported in part by a 0.5% rise in income – the largest increase since June 2015. (Source: “Personal Income and Outlays: January 2016,” Bureau of Economic Analysis, February 26, 2016; http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/pi/pinewsrelease.htm.)
“Many have been predicting that U.S. economic activity would ease in 2016, but the strong January consumer spending data and income growth suggests otherwise,” says Charles Aultman, president of APS Fulfillment, Inc. “Consumer spending data is a very important economic indicator since, consumer spending accounts for roughly 70% of U.S. economic activity.”
Aultman explains that strong consumer spending data and wage growth suggests the outlook for the U.S. economy in 2016 seems solid. As a result, businesses that outsource their warehousing and fulfillment need to ensure their materials handling and distribution systems are in place and running optimally. For merchants to compete, they need to use a fulfillment company that is close to all major transportation hubs, uses state-of-the-art inventory technology, and real-time-shipping solutions.
“APS Fulfillment is just 20 minutes from the Port Everglades, the top port in Florida, and 30 minutes from the Port of Miami, the second-fastest growing U.S. export port,” Aultman explains. “Because of our strategic location, real-time shipping, and fast-and-accurate pick-and-pack, brands 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-pack 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.