Miami, FL, May 25, 2016 – APS Fulfillment, Inc. (www.APSFulfillment.com), one of the nation’s leading cost-effective fulfillment and integrated direct mail marketing companies, reacts to strong first quarter e-commerce sales.
U.S. ecommerce sales remain strong as more and more Americans feel optimistic about the U.S. economy. First-quarter online sales increased 15.1% year-over-year to $86.3 billion and accounted for 7.8% of total retail sales compared to 6.9% in the first quarter of 2015. Overall, ecommerce sales accounted for 31.8% of total retail sales growth in the first quarter. (Source: “Quarterly Retail E-commerce Sales 1st Quarter 2016,” U.S. Census Bureau web site, May 17, 2016; http://www.census.gov/retail/mrts/www/data/pdf/ec_current.pdf.)
“The robust first-quarter online sales data comes on the heels of strong 2015 ecommerce sales, where U.S. consumers spent $341.7 billion on web purchases,” says Charles Aultman, president of APS Fulfillment, Inc. “According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, 2015 online sales were up 14.6% over the $304.9 billion recorded in 2014.”
Aultman explains that regardless of whether it’s a traditional brick-and-mortar operation or an online store, retailers should consider outsourcing their warehousing and fulfillment needs if they want to stay ahead of the competition and meet the discriminating demands of their customers. Not only does outsourcing order fulfillment services save warehouse space, but it also frees up time and money for brands to focus on their day-to-day business operations.
“APS Fulfillment, Inc. is a one-stop shop for every brand’s warehousing and fulfillment needs. Because it is in close proximity to all major land, air, and sea transportation hubs, APS Fulfillment, Inc. helps brands of every size service their customers expeditiously,” Aultman concludes. “Thanks to its strategic location, state-of-the-art workflow processes, and real-time shipping solution, retailers that use APS Fulfillment, Inc. can have their products received, inventoried, and shipped in just two days.”
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 www.APSFulfillment.com or by calling 954-582-7450.