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APS Fulfillment, Inc., South Florida?s Leading Fulfillment Company, Announces Top Industry Challenges in 2014 as the Economy Improves

APS Fulfillment, Inc., South Florida’s Leading Fulfillment Company, Announces Top Industry Challenges in 2014 as the Economy Improves











APS Fulfillment, Inc., South Florida’s Leading Fulfillment Company, Announces Top Industry Challenges in 2014 as the Economy Improves


Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

APS Fulfillment, Inc. (http://www.APSFulfillment.com), one of the nation’s leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, is announcing the top industry challenges for 2014 as the U.S. economy improves.

Many retailers are enjoying a robust holiday season. Sales at traditional brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday combined rose to an estimated $ 12.3 billion. Over the same two days, online sales also increased significantly to almost $ 2.0 billion. Record online shopping continued on Cyber Monday, where sales increased 16% year-over-year to $ 2.29 billion. (Source: “Holiday 2013 – Cyber Monday and Cyber Five FINAL,” ChannelAdvisor Blog, December 3, 2013; http://ebaystrategies.blogs.com/ebay_strategies/2013/12/holiday-2013-cyber-monday-and-cyber-five-final.html.)

“The increase in spending this holiday season is being supported by the improving job market and stronger consumer confidence levels,” says Charles Aultman, president of APS Fulfillment, Inc. “That said, brands cannot rest on their laurels of the current holiday sales; they need to challenge their business and ecommerce initiatives in 2014 to improve across several areas, including distribution, inventory management, and shipping.”

Aultman theorizes that a major challenge for retailers in 2014 may be how to offer their consumers the best shipping experience. Thanks to the Internet, competition in the retail environment has become increasingly fierce; consumers don’t want to just receive what they ordered; they also expect shipping to be fast and free.

“When it comes to a brand’s reputation, few factors are as important as the speed and accuracy of an order. That’s why finding the right fulfillment services company will become more and more important in 2014,” he notes. “In order to exceed a customer’s needs, brands need to use a fulfillment services company that is located near major transportation hubs to meet their challenges.”

Centrally located in Southern Florida, APS Fulfillment, Inc. is just minutes from Interstate 95, 18 minutes from the Port Everglades, and 20 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It is also just 40 minutes from the Miami International Airport and Port of Miami. Ft. Lauderdale and Miami are two of North America’s largest export hubs and are in close proximity to South America, the Panama Canal, and Europe.

“When time is of the essence, it’s encouraging to know that a fulfillment company like APS Fulfillment, Inc. can have their customers’ products received, inventoried, and shipped in just two days,” Aultman adds. “Keeping customers happy with free shipping is more or less contingent upon a minimum purchase and maximum weight requirements and restrictions. Those kinds of parameters are best handled by a fulfillment company with dedicated distribution and project management services.”

“Even though shoppers will continue to head to the stores, they are increasingly using online channels to finish or supplement their purchases,” he concludes. “Now more than ever, brands need to offer consumers a seamless experience across all sales channels. In 2014, APS Fulfillment, Inc. can help fulfill those needs.”

APS Fulfillment, Inc. is one of the United States’ leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, offering affordable and real-time fulfillment services to small, medium, and large companies. Its state-of-the-art technology provides turnkey solutions for high-volume perfect-match mailings, personalized direct mail, snap-pak mailers, postcards, and triple-tabbed booklets. More information on APS Fulfillment, Inc. is available by visiting the firm’s web site at http://www.APSFulfillment.com or by calling 954-582-7450.
























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Media Advisory: Industry and Academic Leaders Take On Aviation Challenges at Upcoming A

Media Advisory: Industry and Academic Leaders Take On Aviation Challenges at Upcoming A³IR Conference










(PRWEB) December 23, 2013

WHAT: With less than one month until The Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace International Research (A³IR) Conference presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus, discounted registration has been extended for participants through the holidays and a free, open-to-the public FAA general session on the final day focusing on aviation safety has been added.

The two-day groundbreaking event will bring together industry and academic leaders for presentations and discussions covering topics on the cutting edge of aviation and technology.

The 2014 conference will address the following:

    Global Security, Cyber Intelligence & Aviation Safety
    Unmanned Aerial Systems & UAVs – Privacy and Security
    Commercial Space Flight Systems and Safety
    Human Factors, CRM and Aviation Psychology
    Systemic Safety including Fire, Law Enforcement and Emergency Response

The keynote speaker is Robert Sumwalt, current member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A pilot with more than 30 years of experience including 24 years as an airline pilot, Sumwalt was appointed to a two-year term with the NTSB as Vice Chairman in 2006 by President George W. Bush. He was then reappointed to the Board as a member for an additional five-year term by President Barack Obama in 2011. He has been involved with and led numerous airline safety programs and is co-founder of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Critical Incident Response Program, which provides guidance to airline personnel involved in traumatic incidents.

Sumwalt will also speak as the subject matter expert at the free, open-to-the-public FAA session at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 titled “Safety Culture Enhancements.” Embry-Riddle Associate Vice President for Safety Dan McCune and Embry-Riddle Prescott Aviation Safety Program Manager Brian Roggow also will be part of the session.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Please contact Merrie Heath, merrie(dot)heath(at)erau(dot)edu; (928) 777-3901.

Media is invited to attend.

Complete daily conference agenda, participant registration and more information are available online at commons.erau.edu/aircon. Follow the event on Twitter @A3IRCON.

WHEN: January 17-18, 2014 (Friday and Saturday)

WHERE: The Wigwam Golf and Spa Resort, 300 East Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. Accommodations for conference participants are available at wigwamarizona.com or by calling (800) 327-0396.

COST: $ 195 – Extended early-bird registration through Dec. 25; $ 250 – regular registration Dec. 26 and beyond until conference is full.

PARTICIPANT CONTACT: Vicki Launders, Office of the Dean/College of Aviation Prescott Campus, vicki.launders@erau.edu; (928) 777-6617

MEDIA CONTACT: Melanie Hanns, Director of University Communications, melanie(dot)hanns(at)erau(dot)edu; (386) 226-7538

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and http://www.facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.






















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