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The Benefits of Outsourcing Your E-Commerce Fulfillment

APS Fulfillment_image_300415If you have your own retail or fulfillment business, you likely have a lot of pride, and rightfully so—it’s your business and you want the best reputation and highest profits. With that in mind, you likely want to oversee every job yourself, believe this will allow you more control over its operations.

The downside of this way of thinking is that you might find that, despite your best efforts, there are too many tasks, and a decrease in efficiency as a result. No matter how hard you think you can work to manage all of your e-commerce jobs, you likely won’t be able to handle them all.

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An Ultimate Guide to E-Commerce Shipping, Handling, and Fulfillment

e-fulfillmentThe client orders and pays online, after which you send the product to them. Easy, right?

The truth is that e-commerce shipping fulfillment is a bit more of a complex endeavor than that. Rather, modern e-commerce shipping is about creating a well-maintained experience for clients to receive their products while you profit.

Many people claim to have e-commerce fulfillment down to a science, but you may not be there yet. If you’re unsure about how to execute e-commerce shipping properly, here are the things you need to pay attention to:

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How Adapting Faster Order Fulfillment Methods Benefits Your E-Commerce

faster order fulfillmentWith Amazon and other e-commerce business constantly expanding, there are new challenges for fulfillment companies to meet. One of those is the need for faster order fulfillment. Here is some information about how to perform your services quicker without sacrificing quality:

1.  It’s Complicated, But Beneficial

Performing same-day delivery and fulfilling orders quickly can appear complicated, but they’re certainly not impossible. Doing so may mean having to implement new warehousing technology or make a greater effort to record information. Regardless, investing in the right tech can enable a business to reap the benefits of the demand for fast order delivery.

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5 Fulfillment Lessons from the Apple Watch’s Marketing

Direct Marketing SolutionsIf you’ve been keeping up with business and technology news, you’ve likely heard of the Apple Watch, a wristwatch that has all the functions of an iPhone.

Recently, it was also announced that the Apple Watch is introducing its first ad platform courtesy of software company TapSense. This is a new step in m-commerce and is going to have a big impact, even for fulfillment companies.

There are some important things to take from the Apple Watch and its marketing which fulfillment companies can apply to their own marketing in 2015.

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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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5 Easy Visual Fulfillment Marketing Techniques

Direct MarketingAt the end of 2014, the digital marketing experts predicted that visual media will become even more of a prominent marketing tool. This is good news for fulfillment companies as, contrary to popular belief, fulfillment marketing is easy to do.

Here are five techniques to better use visual media marketing in fulfillment:

1. Use Slideshows

A picture is worth a thousand words, which is why quality images of your product line are often enough to generate sales. You can download free, high-quality programs that allow you to upload images of your products and create slideshows that showcase these items. And for the best photos, you might want to consult your supply chain or wholesale companies for the highest quality photos they have.

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About Fulfillment Payment Options

E-commerce FulfillmentWhile cash and checks may still be viable options, if you’re working in fulfillment, you have to employ the best payment tools and options available.

You want to make sure you get paid in the most safe and secure fashion possible, but you also want to give your clients the best means of paying you. Customers appreciate having easy payment interfaces and will be more likely to use your fulfillment company again if they have that kind of flexibility. Below explains how to have options that are secure, easy, and quick.

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Answering the Demand of Today’s Fulfillment Customers

order fulfillmentFulfillment clients have never been more lucky given the amount of consumer freedom they have. A lot of fulfillment services are scared they will fail to meet this demand, causing clients to go elsewhere. But that’s not the attitude to have. After all, if consumers have such power, why not go the extra mile for them? You’re all about fulfillment, and doing just that is a great way to show how skilled and professional your business is. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Power of Proximity in Fulfillment

Fulfillment and DistributionCoffee giant Starbucks and British supermarket chain Asda almost simultaneously had success with a specific mobile marketing strategy. The concept, called “proximity targeting,” isn’t entirely new, but it is very powerful. Which is why fulfillment houses should use it to their own advantage.

Proximity targeting means creating specific ads for mobile media so when clients access them via their mobile device, they are guided to the nearest location of the particular company. In addition, the ad might make them entitled to a bonus at the physical location.

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Lessons from Fulfillment Veterans

APS FulfillmentIt’s been reported that retail juggernaut Wal-Mart has stepped up its fulfillment solutions in an attempt to go head-to-head with major competitor Amazon.

The times are indeed changing, both for retail and for business-to-business fulfillment. Wal-Mart is now under pressure and they may not come out on top. Either way, some of their new methods should be noted buy other fulfillment centers.

Here’s five things you can learn from Wal-Mart to stay on top of your fulfillment game:

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