Warehousing your products and getting them to your distributors, dealers and end customers can present a minefield of challenges that need to be managed as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, and it must be done with the utmost accuracy and accountability. The consequences of getting it wrong can be catastrophic for your business.
Most startups, by nature handle all of the nuances and logistics of processing and fulfilling orders internally, but the time required to learn how to navigate this part of business and physically process, pick, pack, ship and invoice orders is a complex and time-consuming set of tasks that among the most necessary, but least enjoyable parts of selling consumer goods.
In this episode of Fish Biz – The Business of Fishing Podcast, hosts Keith Alan and Brad Nickel speak with shipping and fulfillment experts Jan Bednar (Founder/CEO) and Jonathan Smith (VP Sales) of Shipmonk to discuss the strategic ways they help their customers overcome the challenges and headaches of shipping and fulfillment. Bednar and Smith started in the international package forwarding business right out of college, and like many startups pivoted to provide additional services and fulfill needs for their customers. Shipmonk, has experienced rapid and exponential growth over the last 4 years and now occupies a state of the art 45,000 square foot facility and handles over 100,000 packages per month at their warehousing, shipping, and fulfillment center in Florida.
- In this info-packed episode we discuss:
- Shipping & Fulfillment
- Pick, Pack & Ship Processes
- Automated, Digital Order Processing
- Package Labeling Requirements
- Picking your carrier
- Flat Rate Shipping vs Actual Price per Parcel
- SKU Numbers & Bar Codes
- Why GS1 is the only way to go
- What cost if any is associated with the location from which you are shipping
To learn more about a great deal we negotiated for all your shipping and fulfillment needs, visit our ShipMonk page.