How to Avoid Non-Compliance Chargebacks

How to Avoid Non-Compliance Chargebacks

How to Avoid Non-Compliance Chargebacks

At a52 Fulfillment, we know that vendor compliance penalties can be a real problem for retail suppliers of all shapes and sizes. That is why we offer fulfillment and freight management services that are specifically designed to handle the common causes for non-compliance chargebacks.

Top Causes for Compliance Violations

Nowadays, a lot of vendors, especially small ones, are having increasingly frequent problems with keeping up with the ever-increasing complexity of doing business in the electronic age. Unfortunately, vendor compliance is here to stay, having become important to retailers as both an enforcement tool and a significant profit source.

Non-compliance errors run the gamut but the most frequent list includes the usual suspects. These mistakes can cost vendors hundreds or even many thousands of dollars per infraction, and if not corrected, they can be repeated over and over again. Some of the most common causes for non-compliance violations include:

  • ASN/EDI Errors
  • Packaging, Carton Labelling
  • Carton and Pallet Specifications
  • Pricing Not in Accordance with the PO
  • Transportation/Routing Problems
  • Poor Fill Rate
  • Late Deliveries
  • Early Deliveries
  • Shipment Shortages
  • Packing UPC Ticketing Errors
  • Damages
  • Invoicing Errors
  • Substitutions

Managing Vendor Compliance Requirements

Vendors who want to stay in business either need to learn to cope with vendor compliancy or they need to team up with a third-party fulfillment provider who can get the job done right. At a52 Fulfillment, we understand the challenges that many businesses face with adhering to vendor compliance requirements, and how the penalties from not adhering to those requirements can take a big chunk out of their bottom line. That is why we offer a wide variety of vendor compliance services that are specifically designed to help you meet even the trickiest requirements, including inventory control and value-added services .

If you would like to learn more about how to avoid non-compliance chargebacks , or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

Inventory Control and Mangement

Inventory Control and Mangement

Inventory Control and Mangement

At a52 Fulfillment, we understand how proper inventory control and management plays a huge role in the overall success of your business and brand. That is why we offer inventory control and management services that are designed to work in conjunction with your production system.

What is Inventory Control?

Inventory control involves regulating and maximizing your company’s use of inventory. The goal of inventory control is to generate the maximum profit from the least amount of inventory investment without intruding upon customer satisfaction levels. Inventory control is one of the chief concerns of businesses that have large inventory investments because of the impact it has on customers and profits.

What is Inventory Management?

Inventory management is the process of efficiently overseeing the constant flow of units into and out of the existing inventory. This means controlling the transfer in of units to prevent inventory from becoming too high, or dwindling to levels that could put the operation of the company into jeopardy. Balancing the inventory unit levels, as well as the other various tasks of inventory management means paying attention the three key aspects of inventory:

  • Time – knowing how long it takes for a supplier to process an order and execute a delivery, as well as knowing how long it will take for those materials to transfer out of the inventory.
  • Buffer stock – keeping units of stock that are above and beyond the minimum number required to maintain production levels in case of an emergency.
  • Records – accurately maintaining figures on finished goods inventory makes it possible to quickly convey information as to what is available and ready for shipment at any given time.

Inventory Control and Management from a52

At a52 Fulfillment, we offer inventory control and management services that were designed to work in tandem with our clients’ inventory/production management system. Through our inventory control and management services, we are able to provide our clients with an immense level of visibility when it comes to where their stock is across the entire operation. This means that our clients will always know how much stock is left on the shelf, has been ordered and shipped, and has been returned. At a52 Fulfillment, our main goal is to ensure that our clients feel safe entrusting us to manage their inventory properly.

If you would like to learn more about inventory control and management, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

The Importance of Transparency in Fulfillment Services

The Importance of Transparency in Fulfillment Services

The Importance of Transparency in Fulfillment Services

At a52 Fulfillment, we truly understand the importance of transparency in fulfillment services, and how creating a level of trust with our clients through transparency is the only way for them to see that they can depend on our services. Here are some of the reasons that transparency is such as important part of our fulfillment services .

1. Maintaining Strong and Communitive Client Relationships

Business owners know that fulfilling customer orders is as important as acquiring the customer in the first place. Being able to ensure that your customers’ packages are delivered on time or that they have access to more personalized products is only the tip of the iceberg. One of the best ways to establish strong customer relationships is through having proper communication channels built into your fulfillment services. This requires two-way communication between your fulfillment provider and your sales and marketing department in order to ensure that any issues with products are corrected long before customers receive them.

At a52 Fulfillment, we always strive to build strong communication systems with our clients in order to ensure that our fulfillment services are able to meet every aspect of your customer’s needs. We can even provide you with real-time updates on inventory levels, inbound and outbound shipments, as well as receiving orders to be fulfilled using integration from your web-store to our warehouse management system, as soon as your customers have completed their online checkout.

2. Crafting Excellent Experience for Retailers & Consumers

Being able to craft excellent fulfillment experiences with your Retailers & Consumers is an essential part of running a successful business. Having complete transparency with your Retailers and Consumers when it comes to certain things, such as pricing: your Retailers & Consumers should always know the correct price up front without any worry of sudden price increases. At a52 Fulfillment, we know that some retailers have strict policies when it comes to transparency. That is why we work hard to ensure that our clients are able to meet any compliance policies with flying colours, while also maintaining a proper level of transparency and trust.

3. Preventing Problems is Cheaper then Fixing Them

At a52 Fulfillment, we know that preventing problems is a lot cheaper than trying to fix them later on. That is why we always work hard to ensure that any problems that arise with a brand’s products during our inventory control examination is brought to the attention of our clients right away. Preventing problems before hand can also ensure that your customers are never receiving any products that do not live up to their standards.

If you would like to learn more about the importance of transparency in fulfillment services, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

Technology Integration in Fulfillment Services

Technology Integration in Fulfillment Services

Technology Integration in Fulfillment Services

At a52 Fulfillment, we understand how important technology integration in fulfillment services is to making your omni-channel fulfillment run smoothly. That is why we offer technology integration services in which your ERP, EDI, and webstore are tied to our WMS, giving you the smooth running fulfillment experience you have been looking for.

Online Order Fulfillment Software

Online order fulfillment software is a big part of being able to run your business as smoothly and efficiently as possible. This WMS Webportal is accessible to you 24/7, providing constant visibility over your order fulfillment operations. Our WMS system provides detailed, real-time reporting in order to give you an up-to-date overview of your orders, tracking information, carton weight, contents, overall weight, and more.

Some of the main benefits of order fulfillment software are:

Easy to Use

At a52 Fulfillment, we strive to keep our product fulfillment system simple and straightforward, so that you can have the information that you need as soon as you need it, and it is presented in a way that makes sense. Some of the things that you can do with order fulfillment system include:

  • Create new orders
  • View existing orders
  • Search and edit orders
  • View inventory
  • Forecast inventory
  • Receive low inventory alerts
  • Check returns
  • Manage shopping cart integrations
  • View invoices
  • Run detailed reports

Our WMS will also provide you with up-to-date reporting and alerts to keep your business running smoothly, such as what product is available to sell or when shipping has been affected in certain areas due to natural disasters.

Keep Your Customers in the Loop

Our order fulfillment technology works to keep your customers in the loop by automatically sending out tracking emails that can be customized by you. These customizable emails allow you to add your own personal touch, and can help you generate repeat business by ensuring the consumer has a great experience. They can also help save you time by including answers to common questions, such as how the customer can return items.

Fulfillment Services from a52 Fulfillment

Our in-house development team has completed countless integration projects, from the simple to the very complex. Our WMS and our development team are both flexible, which means that we are able to construct and tailor our services to whatever you need in order to run your business smoothly and efficiently.

Some of our technology integration services include:

  • Custom integration on any ERP, EDI, webstore, or accounting system
  • WMS portal access with real-time work in process dashboard
  • Inventory, order summary, ATS, and tailored reports
  • Monthly report cards on turnaround times, inventory accuracy, and more
  • Integration and WMS tech support

If you would like to learn more about technology integration in fulfillment services, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

How Inventory Management Impacts Omni-Fulfillment

How Inventory Management Impacts Omni-Fulfillment

How Inventory Management Impacts Omni-Fulfillment

Proper inventory management allows brands to fulfill orders on time and accurately. At a52 Fulfillment, we know that inventory management is not just a good practice for any company but it is also the thing that can really make or break a business. Here are some of the ways in which inventory management impacts omni-fulfillment, and the benefits it can offer to your business.

The Importance of Inventory Management

An effective inventory management system is the cornerstone of successful omni-fulfillment brands. With a strategic plan in place that optimizes the process of overseeing inventory, companies can achieve benefits such as:

1. Improves the accuracy of inventory orders – proper inventory management helps you keep track of how much inventory you need to have on-hand, which prevents product shortages and allows you to keep just the right amount of inventory in the warehouse.

2. A more organized warehouse – organization is key when it comes to properly managing your inventory. A good inventory management plan supports an organized warehouse that arranges products so that they are easily accessible.

3. Saves time and money – by keeping track of which products are on-hand or have been ordered, you can save time by not having to recount your inventory to ensure that your records are accurate. This can also help you save money that could otherwise be wasted on slow moving products.

4. Increases efficiency and productivity – inventory management devices, such as barcode scanners and inventory management software, can help improve efficiency and productivity by eliminating manual processes.

5. Keeps customers coming back – if you want your customers to come back for more of your products, you will need to be able to meet customer demand quickly. Inventory management helps you meet this demand by allowing you to have the right products on-hand as soon as your customer needs them.

Inventory Management Services From a52 Fulfillment

At a52 Fulfillment, we offer inventory management services that are specifically designed to work in tandem with our clients’ inventory/production management systems. All of our inventory management services provide our clients with complete transparency when it comes to knowing where their stock is across the entire operation. This means that you will never have to worry about how much stock is left on the shelf, what has been ordered or shipped, or what items have been returned. At a52, there is nothing more important than making sure our clients feel safe when it comes to entrusting us to properly manage their inventory.

If you would like to learn more about how inventory management impacts omni-fulfillment, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact a52 Fulfillment at 886-966-0252 or by filling out a contact form on our website.