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      How Can I Improve My Order Fulfillment Efficiency?

      Hi, Im thrilled that orders are pouring this season. But, Im also feeling nervous, as Im not able to handle the inventory and shipping process effectively. Any tips to make the process of handling supplies and shipping easy? Thanks all.
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      First of all, you should be prepared for everything before the onset of a busy season. Depending upon your expected sales volume, you should have the right strategy to deal with inventory, handling, and shipping. Now that youre already too busy with your sales, it might be tough for you to follow the tips given here. But, maybe these tips will come in handy for you next season.

      For problem-free order fulfillment, everything from procuring supplies to storing inventory to shipping and handling should be streamlined.

      1. Integrate your systems: To ensure fast and error-free processing of orders, you should integrate your systems. Avoid duplication, like entering the order information again and again for processing. This will reduce your workload and allow you to process more orders in the same time.

      2. Minimize paperwork: Automating processes helps you to avoid paperwork. Use software that allows you to sort the orders and print shipping labels and invoices.

      3. Offer special packages: Customers love packages, assortments of similar or complementary products packed together, at attractive rates. You should offer several package so that customers can order the products they want in packages that are convenient for you. For example, if you sell T-shirts, then you could have special offer packs of 3 T-shirts at attractive prices. If the price of this pack is much lower than the total cost of three T-shirts, then your buyers will be more tempted to buy offer packs. This makes the process of shipping and handling easy for you as you can keep the offer pack handy beforehand. This process of making offer packs is known as kitting.
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      Another way of ensuring hassle-free order fulfillment is to outsource it to a reputed firm. When you outsource order fulfillment, you are freed from storing inventory, handling, packaging, and shipping of products. This gives you more time to concentrate on your core business.

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      I’ve heard a lot about order fulfillment services. Are they really useful?

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      It depends. If you’re finding it difficult to process your orders, then it means you need some help. Either you could hire some manpower that could assist you in processing orders or you could use an order fulfillment firm.

      The main problem with hiring manpower is that you will have to spend time supervising and guiding them, which otherwise could be spent on more productive functions like marketing.

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      Can you tell me how can I use an order fulfillment firm? What are its benefits?

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      An order fulfillment firm is one that stores your inventory and packs and ships products to your customers. Retailers who dont have enough time and resources to handle inventory and shipping use their services.

      Order fulfillment services also help you to manage inventory. They have software or API applications that can be easily integrated with shopping carts. This allows you to check your inventory status online without going through the hassle of counting your items. Some software sends you alert whenever the inventory falls below a certain level. This enables you to order your supplies in time.

      Order fulfillment firms not only relieve you from the tasks of handling, packing, and shipping products, but they also reduce your paperwork. You get all the information about inventory, shipped orders, and returned/exchanged products with just one click.

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      Thanks, Bluewonder, for explaining order fulfillment. I know that Amazon offers order fulfillment services. Is it worth trying? Can I use Amazon order fulfillment services even if I’m not using Amazon to sell my products?

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      Yes, you could use Amazon whether you’re using them to sell or not. They have warehouses in several locations in the U.S. When you use Amazon for order fulfillment, it’ll choose the appropriate warehouse for you so that you spend the minimum on shipping charges.

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      I have a big list of international customers, and I want an order fulfillment company that can cater to them as well. Does Amazon ship to international locations?

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