A Warehouse Capacity Publishers Demand in a Location that Reduces Overall Costs
With a 170,000 square foot distribution facility, more than 13,000 pallet locations and 18,000 SKUs managed day to day, Ware-Pak has the warehousing capacity leading publishers demand. But after 5 decades of profitable growth, Ware-Pak knows it takes more than space to achieve best practices in third party fulfillment. Ware-Pak has trained members of its warehouse and fulfillment teams to understand and trust its book warehouse management systems. Doing so enables Ware-Pak to achieve an extraordinarily high degree of control over its operations.
By tracking the movement of employees in the literature warehouse throughout the day, leaders can direct team members from one line to another based on the number of open orders. Outstanding orders are sorted by timing requirements and carriers, such as UPS, FedEx or the U.S. Postal Service, so that each carrier’s pickup time can be met.
This practice has enabled Ware-Pak to maintain a 90% same day shipping average, with 98% of all orders shipped within 24 hours of receipt.
"Ware-Pak's midwest location allows us to reach 58% of the U.S. population within 2 days. That is 2 days faster than a warehouse located on the west coast."
When It Comes to Warehousing, Location Matters
The location of a third party fulfillment center will have a direct impact on a publisher’s business, enabling you to increase customer satisfaction and dramatically reduce transportation costs. While a warehouse located on the west coast can only reach 50% of the U.S. population in 4 days, our location in suburban Chicago enables UPS to reach…
- 58% of the U.S. population within 2 days
- 81% of the U.S. population within 3 days
- 99.6% of the U.S. population within 4 days
In addition to saving money, Ware-Pak’s central Midwest location helps the environment by often reducing the amount of fuel required to deliver products to end customers. In addition to gaining efficiency by combining the shipping activity of many different publishers to negotiate lower shipping charges, location can be a real money saver – especially when you consider rising fuel costs. Ware-Pak’s central Midwest location often produces overall savings of 5% to 7%.