Pack and Ship: The Growing Pains of Small Business Sam
Let’s Meet Small Business Sam
Sam bakes cakes. She has a small business and a loyal fan base that’s growing. Her dessert lovers come for her traditional, sweet and rich cassata, light and airy angel food cake with several icing flavors and amazing, customized birthday cakes. She’s already made a name for herself in town and now that she’s set up a web site, she’s beginning to take orders from all over the state. Because of this, Sam now has to consider pack and ship options. And because she makes perishable items, the storage warehouse must have special capabilities. But Sam decides she can handle the pack and ship process. She’s storing the cakes in her large freezer, essentially squeezing them into the limited amount of space she has. It is also becoming quite costly to pack and ship each cake through the local post office with temperature-control requirements. She’s now getting twice the average amount of orders a week that need to be shipped and her space is bursting at the seams. One day she goes to retrieve a customized birthday cake and sees that her freezer has broken. She screams out in frustration, “I need another pack and ship option!”
Outgrowing Your Small Business Process
When you run a small business, there are many factors that go into its growth. Being able to ship your products is a major catalyst for development because it allows you to sell to so many more people. Being able to pack and ship effectively will grow your customer base. In order to pack and ship successfully, there are many variables to consider. Sam, for example, has perishable food items which need to be stored accordingly, and an increasing number of them.
Small Business Meets Scalable Pack and Ship Services
J.M. Field Fulfillment has over 250,000 square feet in storage capacity and secured storage in a climate-controlled environment. Our fulfillment warehouses have the capacity to store your inventory which can be quickly picked, packed and shipped within minutes of order placement. Our fulfillment warehouse staff picks, packs and ships thousands of customized orders a day to locations around the globe. J.M. Field Fulfillment also offers fulfillment clients inventory management software, All In View. This online ordering platform allows J.M. Field Fulfillment’s dedicated fulfillment managers to double-check each of your important orders for accuracy before they are sent out. All In View offers companies a total inventory management solution by incorporating online ordering, Ecommerce, real-time inventory tracking, online reporting and customer care options. The pack and ship process begins as soon as an order from your business is received through the All in View system. It is heavily monitored by our team of fulfillment specialists from the time the inventory is received to the time it is shipped out. Once the order is received into our warehouse distribution center, our staff picks the order from your inventory, packs the items safely and promptly ships it to your customers, vendors or team whereupon each party receives automated emails with confirmation receipts and shipment notifications.
J.M. Field Fulfillment also offers clients access to our freight optimization services so that you can pick the most effective delivery method for your company. We’ve partnered with top shipping and freight companies, including FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS to get you the best rate and services available. Other freight optimization services include local LTL and truckload delivery service, in addition to scheduled daily palletized and multi-piece deliveries in the South Florida area.
So now Sam has pack and ship fulfillment services that can grow along with her booming bakery business. There will be no more cake disasters for this baker! At least not in the pack and ship arena.