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    Product fulfillment

    Hi,

    We are looking for references for companies that will ship our products for us. Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    1. What are the products?
    2. How fast do you want them shipped?
    3. Number of shipments per day.
    4. How shipped?
    5. Inventory levels?
    6. Expensive or commodity items?

    Once you've answered those questions and put them in a short request for proposal, shop your local area for "fulfillment" on Google and in the yellow pages. If you're doing big-time biz, consider UPS and other major fulfillment services. Just search "fulfillment" on Google and you'll find a bunch of solutions, imho. We do our own fulfillment because we're small and have warehouse space and staff. A local printer may take on the job as a sideline biz if it has the space, staff and experience.

    Just some thoughts.

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    We looked into this several years ago and found several companies that specialized in doing nothing but fulfillment, order processing and order taking. They charged a lot for it though, understandably.

    Do a google search as suggested above and you'll probably find several companies offering fulfillment services. Just make sure they actually have a warehouse and will stock the product themselves. Also make sure they have insurance or guarantee the safety of your products from natural disaster (fire, etc.) or theft.


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