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Fulfillment Companies are being used by many small to mid sized companies. Find out why it makes sense to use a fulfillment company services.

Fulfillment Companies are being used by many small to mid sized companies. Find out why it makes sense to use a fulfillment company services.

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  • 1. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company Keith Milburn President Innovative Fulfillment Solutions
  • 2. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • While economic indicators continue to be cautiously optimistic, many business owners are looking for ways to reduce expenses and work more efficiently.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 3. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • However, in a customer service-oriented business environment, doing everything yourself may not necessarily save you time or money.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 4. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • When your business model includes processes that require special equipment and expertise, you are better off relying on the experts to keep all facets of your operation running smoothly.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 5. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • Take, for example, Product Fulfillment.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 6. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • An experienced fulfillment provider can focus on the details involved in:
      • Processing orders on a daily basis;
      • Getting orders to your customers quickly and efficiently; and
      • Allowing you to focus on managing and growing your business.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 7. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • While you may think it is more economical to handle your own fulfillment activities, consider putting your assets where they will do the most good for your company.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 8. Housing Your Product
    • Leasing space is a long-term commitment; don’t tie up capital for warehouse space that you need for marketing and/or manufacturing your product.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 9. Housing Your Product
    • As your business grows, the amount of warehouse space you need will increase. However, committing to a multi-year lease now to fill your needs two to three years down the road is an unreasonable expense.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 10. Equipment
    • As your business grows, so will the need to purchase equipment like fork lifts, racking, shipping software and supplies.
    • Obtaining these items will continue to require capital which you could instead spend on inventory and other expenses that help you grow your business.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 11. Human Resources
    • Continually hiring, training and staffing personnel to support your daily order volume is a time-consuming task.
    • Adequately staffing for holidays, vacations and sick days will require back-up personnel who may or may not be available when you need them.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 12. Human Resources
    • In many cases, part-time personnel will not consider your needs a priority unless you commit to employing them a certain number of hours and days each month.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 13. Human Resources
    • To gain efficiencies in production, it is advisable to use personnel who are familiar with your processes and equipment.
    • A professional fulfillment provider can provide qualified personnel year-round who are familiar with your products and procedures.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 14. Go with an Expert
    • Do you know all you need to know about the following:
      • Shipping options
      • Shipping rates
      • Utilization of space
      • Software programs
      • Technology
      • PCI compliance
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 15. Go with an Expert
    • A qualified fulfillment company will pay foremost attention to all of these issues and have the ability to level the cost among several companies.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 16. Go with an Expert
    • A professional fulfillment provider will:
      • Provide you with the opportunity to agree to and expect certain standards of service.
      • Adhere to those standards 365 days a year.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 17. Go with an Expert
    • With a fulfillment agreement in place, you can advertise and assure your customers of the highest level of service and satisfaction.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 18. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • Innovative Fulfillment Solutions (IFS) was founded in 1998.
    • The company is centrally-located in Kansas City, Missouri – the heart of the Midwest.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com
  • 19. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company
    • For more information, about IFS visit www.ifssolutions.com .
    • To learn more about how IFS can provide your company with the highest quality fulfillment services, contact Keith Milburn, at [email_address] or 1-888-275-3000.
    http://www.ifssolutions.com