AMS provides critical support to publishers and their sales reps as they pursue market share.
As with any type of fulfillment service, industry-specific requirements must be adhered to, and that’s where our commitment to client success, a professional fulfillment team, and experience make the difference.
We make it our business to fully understand and implement the requirements of our publishing clients. When you choose us to be your fulfillment expert, you can count on us to be your partner through it all. We will provide all the support and service you need to ensure your book order fulfillment goes as smoothly as possible.
AMS has experience in managing B2B and D2C book fulfillment, shipping to bookstores, and direct to your customers every day. The years of expertise we have accrued providing book fulfillment services for our clients in this industry make us well-suited to handle the complexities and challenges that are unique to it.
We understand the nuances of publishing fulfillment and offer the following book order fulfillment services to our clients in this industry:
For a successful book fulfillment process with a 3PL – no matter if you sell to bookstores, customers, or school districts – you need the right partner. Having a 3PL to handle book orders will make your life much easier. But how do you do that?
Unfortunately, it’s just not as simple as sending your books to any fulfillment company. You need the right one, who can bring experience and expertise to your publishing fulfillment needs. Here are our top tips for finding book fulfillment services.
They take care of your inventory: You don’t want the books arriving damaged, with torn or folded pages. The right book fulfillment partner will take care of your inventory, storing and shipping orders in a safe way to ensure no damage from debris or transportation.
They can use branded packaging for your orders: By bringing unique and branded packaging to B2C orders, you can create a memorable experience for your customers, creating excitement before they even open the box to find their new books.
They have shipping discounts with multiple carriers: Great 3PLs have negotiated carrier discounts with a variety of shipping partners like USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL, to reduce the shipping costs for your own business.
They have customized services: Shipping, warehousing, fulfillment, and logistics are not a one size fits all. Your business has unique needs, and your customers are unique too. No matter what type of books you sell – fiction or nonfiction, textbook or children’s – customizing your logistics services just makes sense, so you get exactly what you need.
We enjoy working with clients in the publishing industry, and we are knowledgeable about client-specific and industry-specific requirements. We aim to serve our clients as if we were the fulfillment operations division of their companies, working proactively to improve service levels while controlling or even reducing costs.
Our shipping fulfillment services are the most comprehensive in the business, whether you sell eCommerce books directly to customers or bookstores, or even educational facilities.
AMS Fulfillment has served the book industry in both the distribution of wholesale and sample products. We provide critical support to publishing companies and their sales reps as they pursue market share when states approve new textbook adoptions in various educational subjects. Our experience in this area is extensive and valuable to our clients.
AMS provides complex kitting (displays with marketing materials, dozens of teacher and student edition textbook samples, etc.) and fulfillment services to K-12 schools across the western United States.
Working closely with the publisher’s corporate office and salesforce, AMS adheres to tight order turnarounds, ensuring that those responsible for textbook purchasing decisions receive samples prior to state adoptions.
Shipping products to schools and educational institutions are vastly different from shipping consumer products through traditional wholesale or retail channels. Many schools do not have dedicated receiving departments or standard receiving practices, which can add complexity to the supply chain process.
How is that a problem? Let’s say a teacher removes textbooks from a shipment without notifying the right contacts. This results in a quantity shortage. AMS confirms the weights of shipments to account for all materials and ensures quality. If shipments are delivered before schools are back in session, loading dock personnel may not be on hand to inspect and verify the receipt of goods.
We maintain strategic relationships with trucking companies that understand this industry and ensure that the process runs smoothly.
AMS acts as the operational arm for our clients, providing support in the following areas:
AMS is ready to manage the logistics of your education and training literature program. With expertise and experience in the educational publishing industry, we help you achieve a smooth, more predictable supply chain, an improved customer satisfaction level, and a lower cost of shipping.
When it comes to education industry fulfillment, AMS has passed the test with flying colors! We always deliver a high-quality brand experience to our client’s customers, earning a grade of A.
With our vast network of carriers across the country, we can deliver the best rates for every shipment. With facilities on both coasts, we’re also well-positioned to serve your customers no matter where they are with speed and efficiency.
Working with us for book fulfillment services also means you can take advantage of value-added services such as kitting, assembly, printing, and design. Whatever your company’s specific needs may be, we offer solutions that are sure to meet them. We’re committed to providing the highest levels of service in everything we do.
Additionally, our status as a B Corporation means you can count on us to do right for the community and the environment, as well as for the bottom line. When you choose to work with us, you can get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your inventory will be in good hands throughout the entire shipping process.
Whether your company ships 10 or 10,000 orders per month, you can rely on AMS book fulfillment services to manage your inventory and ship your orders efficiently and cost-effectively. On-time deliveries help ensure customer satisfaction, client retention, and business growth.
Contact Us today and Get a Quote to see how AMS Fulfillment can help with your book fulfillment needs!