Why it makes sense to use a fulfillment company 3 21-11

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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.

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Why it makes sense to use a fulfillment company 3 21-11

  1. 1. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company Keith Milburn President Innovative Fulfillment Solutions
  2. 2. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>While economic indicators continue to be cautiously optimistic, many business owners are looking for ways to reduce expenses and work more efficiently. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  3. 3. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>However, in a customer service-oriented business environment, doing everything yourself may not necessarily save you time or money. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  4. 4. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>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. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  5. 5. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>Take, for example, Product Fulfillment. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  6. 6. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>An experienced fulfillment provider can focus on the details involved in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processing orders on a daily basis; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting orders to your customers quickly and efficiently; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing you to focus on managing and growing your business. </li></ul></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  7. 7. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>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. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  8. 8. Housing Your Product <ul><li>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. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  9. 9. Housing Your Product <ul><li>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. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  10. 10. Equipment <ul><li>As your business grows, so will the need to purchase equipment like fork lifts, racking, shipping software and supplies. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtaining these items will continue to require capital which you could instead spend on inventory and other expenses that help you grow your business. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  11. 11. Human Resources <ul><li>Continually hiring, training and staffing personnel to support your daily order volume is a time-consuming task. </li></ul><ul><li>Adequately staffing for holidays, vacations and sick days will require back-up personnel who may or may not be available when you need them. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  12. 12. Human Resources <ul><li>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. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  13. 13. Human Resources <ul><li>To gain efficiencies in production, it is advisable to use personnel who are familiar with your processes and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>A professional fulfillment provider can provide qualified personnel year-round who are familiar with your products and procedures. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  14. 14. Go with an Expert <ul><li>Do you know all you need to know about the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shipping options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shipping rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilization of space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PCI compliance </li></ul></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  15. 15. Go with an Expert <ul><li>A qualified fulfillment company will pay foremost attention to all of these issues and have the ability to level the cost among several companies. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  16. 16. Go with an Expert <ul><li>A professional fulfillment provider will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide you with the opportunity to agree to and expect certain standards of service. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adhere to those standards 365 days a year. </li></ul></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  17. 17. Go with an Expert <ul><li>With a fulfillment agreement in place, you can advertise and assure your customers of the highest level of service and satisfaction. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  18. 18. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>Innovative Fulfillment Solutions (IFS) was founded in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>The company is centrally-located in Kansas City, Missouri – the heart of the Midwest. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com
  19. 19. Why it Makes Sense to Use a Fulfillment Company <ul><li>For more information, about IFS visit www.ifssolutions.com . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>http://www.ifssolutions.com

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