APS Fulfillment, Inc. (www.APSFulfillment.com), one of the nation’s leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, is warning businesses to ensure their warehoused products are being stored in a location with strong, state-of-the-art security following news of a number of recently announced thefts from fulfillment storage centers.
In late November, it was reported that $500,000 in Red Bull energy drinks was stolen from a warehouse in South Florida. The thieves, who had a key to the business, got away with nearly 100 pallets of the drink. After entering the warehouse, the robbers disconnected the alarm system, which was monitored remotely by a security company. Finally, to add insult to injury, the warehouse did not have surveillance cameras; making it impossible to identify the intruders and the type of vehicle they used. (Source: “$500K worth of Red Bull stolen from warehouse,” wftv.com, November 19, 2014; www.wftv.com/news/news/local/500k-worth-red-bull-stolen-warehouse/nbxbr/.)
The threat to a company’s inventory and profitability is ever present when it comes to using a fulfillment company. That’s because maintaining products in a warehouse can cost businesses on a number of different fronts. First, stock can be stored for an indefinite period of time; until they are ordered, packed, and shipped, products are left sitting on a shelf or pallet. More overtly, theft from fulfillment companies can wreak havoc on a company’s bottom line; it doesn’t just translate into lost inventory, but can also mean lost sales and higher insurance premiums.
Businesses looking to hire a fulfillment company for all of their cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing needs ought to look for facilities that not only have the best security systems available, but that are also monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the fast-paced business of fulfillment, few things are as important for a company as knowing its inventory is safe and secure.
“To significantly reduce the risk of theft, it’s essential that businesses hire a fulfillment company that offers the best in warehousing security,” says Charles Aultman, president of APS Fulfillment, Inc. “Providing clients with the best service and peace of mind is what drives the fulfillment industry, and security should never be compromised.”
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.