and fulfillment are complex businesses, with technological flow
processes to cope with; inventory tracking; postage and mailing
rate bases to understand; packing material to maintain; and freight
and customs clearance brokers to deal with.
if you choose to use a distributor, you'll probably still want
to maintain a small warehouse quantity of stock at a separate
location and ship to various locations from your own warehouse.
And if you do substantial volumes, you'll undoubtedly want to
maintain your own warehouse, with your own staff.
publishers fall afoul of the warehousing and fulfillment issue,
either because their heart's not in it, or it becomes too consuming
in its own right.
consultants can help with all of your warehousing and fulfillment
needs. We can provide you with:
and fulfillment vendors who can satisfy your needs.
procedures to insure your inventory levels are accurate.
service training and templates
and customs advice.