Educational Publishing Fulfillment

The educational publishing industry has taken a dramatic turn over the last decade.

At one time, it was customary for students to receive a printed list of school supplies–many of which were difficult to source.

The shift in shopping trends from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce stores remains relevant in the educational publishing and academic supplies market.

Over half of consumers report that they have or will be purchasing books and publications online.

These statistics present an incredible opportunity for eCommerce operators specializing in educational publishing, educational supplies, and books or publications.

Convenience and accessibility are two significant factors contributing to the consumer’s desire to use online shopping as a standard for educational supplies.

Forecasting experts project e-learning to reach $240 billion in 2022, making the need for e-commerce-based educational publishing and supply shopping a practice that’s in even higher demand.

As technology advances and distance learning becomes mainstream, the opportunity for growth in this industry is substantial, which will generate an even higher level of demand.

Kable Product Services is well-versed in the academic publishing and educational supplies industries.

We are here to offer suppliers a hand-up in the fulfillment process, so our partners can focus on other aspects of business growth and development.

What does educational supplies fulfillment include?

Publishing and education supply fulfillment includes a wide variety of items.

When considering publishing, you likely consider books, fiction and non-fiction resources, and other paper-based manipulatives.

A reputable 3PL provider can also help you fulfill orders for those items, plus other academic tools and educational items beyond books.

In addition to educational publishing, we also fulfill the following items and more:

  • Hardback/paperback books and workbooks
  • School supplies —sold individually and as part of a kit or bundle
  • Art supplies of all kinds
  • Various notebooks and writing instruments
  • Computer peripherals and other classroom electronics
  • Positive reinforcement supplies like awards, stickers, and prizes
  • And much more
  • Hardback/paperback books and workbooks
  • School supplies —sold individually and as part of a kit or bundle
  • Art supplies of all kinds
  • Various notebooks and writing instruments
  • Computer peripherals and other classroom electronics
  • Positive reinforcement supplies like awards, stickers, and prizes
  • And much more

Kable Product Services publication distribution and fulfillment

Kable Product Services is here to help facilitate the fulfillment process for your educational publishing and supply eCommerce business.

We take pride in providing a fulfillment experience that will elevate your brand and leave your customers feeling valued.

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Receiving

We’ve refined the fulfillment process to make it straightforward for you and seamless from the time a customer initiates their transaction through delivery.

As your 3PL partner, we will receive your products and store them in a secure environment until it’s time to pick and pack them for fulfillment.

When items are received, we will categorize them, add them to inventory, barcode if needed, and store them for warehousing.

If an item goes through the return process, we will re-package those items.

Our warehouse professionals ensure all products leaving our facility depart in premium condition.

Warehouse

Warehousing and Storage

Once we add items to inventory, they are stored in our 200,000-square-foot warehouse.

Kable Product Services’ warehouse is arranged in zones, allowing our staff to accurately select items from the order and pick them for packaging.

Thoughtful sectioning by zones divides our warehouse effectively and enables us to provide timely and accurate fulfillment.

Our integrated warehouse management system tracks the order picking process. This software directly integrates with your online store to provide you with complete transparency throughout the sales and fulfillment process.

It’s our objective to elevate the customer experience from our end so that you experience an increase in business and fewer overall returns.

Truck

Order Shipment

Your customers will benefit from the accessibility of our conveniently located Cincinnati, Ohio distribution center.

Our centrally located facility is within 600 miles of 60% of zip codes in the United States. Most of your customers will receive orders within 1-2 days, which is essential when you’re considering the time-sensitive need for academic supplies and educational publishing items.

Our trusted shipping partners will pick up the order from our warehouse and ensure completed orders arrive at their final destination in a timely manner. We can even rate shop outbound packages to ensure the best ship method is utilized for package delivery

As an eCommerce operator, it’s important to note that over 20% of online orders ultimately end up as returns*.

While we hope that returns are the exception, not the norm, we realistically understand that returns are inevitable.

Returned items go through inspection and are scanned back into inventory by our staff. Items that are damaged or incomplete will be either recycled, refurbished, or discarded.

Our warehouse management system updates through every part of this process. This system syncs with your chosen sales platform and provides transparency at each point in the fulfillment process, so you’re never left wondering what happens to your items once they are out of your possession.

Working with a trusted 3PL provider gives you time to focus on other essential aspects of running and managing your business.

We would love to tell you more about the benefits we offer our valued publishing and academic supply clients.

Please contact us by calling (513) 860-6764 or fill out our contact form.

Source: CNBC