Posts Tagged: fulfillment

Stamps.com Study Compares 2-Day Delivery Service Options

According to one study released by UPS we came across recently “shipping costs are taken into consideration by buyers almost as often as product price.” At the same time, the growth of Amazon Prime is forcing online retailers to speed up package delivery and provide no or low-cost shipping options. So it was with interest… Read More

Is Demand Planning the Sole Solution for Inventory Planning?

Demand Planning and Inventory Planning

Effective demand planning can provide very useful information for companies that have to project inventory needs in the future. It usually involves high level statistics and financial analysis in order to serve the dual functions of both forecasting the product needed in inventory to meet customer demand levels while at the same time predicting the… Read More

How Destination Marketing Organizations Rely on Marketing Fulfillment

Travel & Tourism Marketing Fulfillment

For many Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), outsourced marketing fulfillment services are the backbone of their operations. Once DMOs construct marketing campaigns to entice prospective travelers to their country/city, the actual execution of that campaign can be a time-drain. Fulfillment can distract limited resources within a DMO away from their core functions of marketing strategy, design,… Read More

Why Kickstarter Projects Are Late

Kickstarter Order Fulfillment

Entrepreneurs using the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter are quickly learning that product manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution can be a huge headache. A recent CNNMoney survey of the top 50 most funded Kickstarter projects found that 84% missed their target delivery dates, with several projects being over a year late. Why are so many crowd-funded projects… Read More

5 Ways Your Product Fulfillment Partner Can Improve Customer Experience

Product fulfillment customer experience

When a customer orders your product online, excitement and anticipation ensue. There are certain expectations your customer will have for the product they have just purchased. These include trackability, on-time delivery, and packaging and presentation that match your online product depictions. Customers should be just as wowed by the physical product they unwrap as they… Read More

How Same-Day Fulfillment Works

Same Day Fulfillment Diagram

Same-day fullfillment optimizes efficiency for retailers on a tight schedule. Retailers are starting to have more same-day delivery options to evaluate, including both delivery to the customer and in-store pickup. Here’s a diagram from the shop.org Think Tank, to help visualize these options. As the below diagram shows, fulfillment service providers rely on strong web-based… Read More

The Value of a Marketing Fulfillment Solution

Marketing fulfillment solution provider

Are you looking to increase returns on marketing spend? If so, improving the efficiency of your marketing operations should be at the top of your hit list. Many marketers are turning to marketing fulfillment solution providers to improve their operational efficiency. An effective marketing fulfillment solution often involves some combination of creation, production and/or procurement… Read More

The Benefits of Outsourcing Product Fulfillment

The idea of trusting another business to handle your product fulfillment may seem nerve-racking. Whether you’re a new enterprise with smaller order volumes or a veteran business with sunk costs in warehousing facilities, running inventory management, order assembly and fulfillment in-house is likely not the most cost-effective option. Outsourcing fulfillment has helped hundreds of thousands… Read More

Our new site and the “Kickstarter economy”

The Excelsior Integrated team is delighted to launch our new website. We’ve invested not only in the site design and development but in time spent thinking about our place in this rapidly evolving world. We’ve engaged customers, partners and ourselves and come to some conclusions. First, we believe in the notion of a “KickStarter Economy”… Read More