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Choosing the Best Pick-and-Pack Services for Product Fulfillment

Best Pick-and-Pack ServicesYou know what you want and so do your clients. The trouble is performing customer order fulfillment successfully on a regular basis, as is expected of any credible product fulfillment business.

That’s why many people turn to pick-and-pack fulfillment or order picking, outsourced solutions that ensure clients receive what they ordered. If you feel these could benefit your business, there are some things you should consider first, as not every service is the same.

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Creating Transparency in Fulfillment

Customer Order FulfillmentWhile a bit of a buzzword, “transparency” is nonetheless an important term, if only because trust is hard to obtain these days. That’s why fulfillment companies have to work hard to create that trust by having some form of transparency in place so customers see that they are legitimate.

Here’s a short list of things to incorporate to create transparency in fulfillment:

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The Fulfillment Supply Chain Checklist

customer order fulfillmentTarget recently announced that they will be shutting down all of their operations in Canada. This was a big shock to many due to the amount of money and jobs lost.

Much of Target’s Canadian failure has been attributed to supply chain issues. All fulfillment companies can learn from Target and use the following checklist to ensure they are utilizing their supply chain services correctly:

1.  Do You Have the Proper Software?

The media has noted that Target Canada didn’t have the proper software management services to link the retailer with its supply chain companies, something a business cannot let happen. While it’s true that technology can be frustrating and hard to keep up with, you have to make sure that your supply chain software is working in order to handle orders quickly.

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Understanding the Fulfillment-Digital Currency Relationship

e-fulfillment servicesEven with the amount of digital media available today, it’s hard to fathom that we now have digital currency systems too. For fulfillment companies, digital transactions mean new opportunities, but also new challenges. Adapting to digital currency systems might take some getting used to, but may be necessary, as it will likely grow into a viable commercial medium–that is, if it isn’t already.


Before, money was regulated and handled only by banks and the government. But now, with digital currency, the reach has expanded.

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How to Establish 24/7 Fulfillment

Fulfillment CenterThere have been a variety of predictions for what fulfillment centers can expect in 2015. With the rise of both e- and m-commerce order fulfillment in 2014, the idea of fulfillment companies operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week is a viable one.

People work a lot of hours and have to do their shopping when time allows; this is often at lunchtime and in the middle of the night. While you may think your fulfillment business can’t meet that kind of demand, having such an operation isn’t as hard as you might think. It’s simply a matter of expanding your current services with modern technology and meeting the subsequent demand.

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How to Network in Fulfillment Simply and Effectively

third-party fulfillmentMany people have difficulty networking; it’s natural for people who get nervous around others or lack social skills. However, if you work in fulfillment, you have no choice but to network. If you want cheaper deals, to work with the best, and for your business to last, they’re all tied to networking.

The good news is that networking is now both easier and more creative; it’s not just about having a large presence anymore. Here’s some info about the new techniques you can use.

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Evaluating and Improving Your Fulfillment Channels

fulfillment outsourcingSeveral fulfillment publications recently released statistics about various operation channels. Their findings were not so much shocking as they were a healthy dose of reality.

If you’re operating a fulfillment center, it’s wise to keep up-to-date on such information. These reports may force you to reassess your channels and redirect your efforts to improving them, especially considering how competitive fulfillment businesses are these days.

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Understanding the Rules of Import-Export Fulfillment

Rules of Import-Export FulfillmentWhen it comes to product choice, the public knows no bounds. While they no doubt appreciate the items produced in their hometown, international products have their own appeal as well. A lot of consumers lament that they can’t get items from outside the area more easily.

Your company can fill that void. Not only can you offer customer order fulfillment that no other business can, you can extend your company into flourishing international markets and economies. It might sound difficult, but entering the world of import-export fulfillment is actually rather simple.

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The Power of Instagram for Fulfillment Companies

Power of Instagram for Fulfillment CompaniesWhile Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn might be your business’ preferred social media web sites, there’s one you might be overlooking: Instagram.

Instagram might seem like just a photo-friendly web site for teenagers, but for product fulfillment companies, it has true business potential. Here is some information and tips for using Instagram effectively for your company:

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Improving Your Business With Niche Marketing

Improving Your Business With Niche MarketingYou’ve likely heard the term “niche marketing” before, but nowadays, especially if you have a fulfillment center, it’s taken on a new meaning. Not only does targeting a niche market lead to profit, but it helps to make your fulfillment center operate more efficiently.

Stripping it Down

A niche market allows you to examine what you do and don’t need to meet client demands.

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