Pain Point #4: Managing Multiple Vendors

Pain Point #4: Managing Multiple Vendors

Why a Single-Source Solution is the Single Best Business Decision

With all of the demands on business today, companies need a robust solution to handle their fulfillment technology and print-on-demand needs across multiple locations, especially for day-to-day operations and large-scale events. This becomes even more critical when these solutions need to integrate seamlessly with the client’s procurement software. A single-source solution that can handle all these requirements is a mission-critical need for any business.

5 Reasons to Secure a Single-Source Vendor:
1. Streamlined Operations: By working with a single-source provider for fulfillment and print needs, businesses can simplify their operations and avoid the complexities of managing multiple vendors. This can lead to greater efficiency, fewer errors, and a more seamless customer experience.
2. Consistency and Quality: A single-source provider can ensure that all orders are processed and fulfilled in the same way, with the same level of quality and attention to detail. This can help build a reputation for reliability and quality in the eyes of customers.
3. Cost Savings: By consolidating fulfillment services and print-on-demand needs with a single provider, businesses can often negotiate better rates and enjoy cost savings. This can help to increase profit margins and allow for greater investment in other areas of the business.
4. Scalability: A single source provider can offer a range of fulfillment services and have the capacity to scale up or down as needed. This can be especially valuable for businesses that experience seasonal fluctuations in demand or unexpected spikes in sales.
5. Integration: A single-source provider can often integrate their fulfillment services with other parts of a business, such as inventory management, customer service, and e-commerce platforms. This can create a more seamless and efficient workflow, and provide valuable data insights to inform business decisions.

One important factor to successful fulfillment and print-on-demand technology is finding a solution that can handle high volume while maintaining high levels of accuracy and quality. A robust fulfillment technology platform can be used to manage every aspect of the order fulfillment process, including order processing, inventory management, order tracking, and shipping. By leveraging technology, businesses can reduce costs, increase efficiency, and provide a better customer experience.

Print-on-demand is another essential service for businesses today. It allows companies to quickly print high-quality marketing collateral, such as brochures, flyers, and catalogs. By using print-on-demand, businesses can reduce costs, eliminate waste, and respond quickly to market demands.

In addition to day-to-day operations, many businesses also need to maximize their presence at large-scale local, regional, or national events. These events often require custom promotional items, event-specific marketing collateral, and unique packaging and shipping requirements. A reliable single-source solution can handle all these requirements and ensure that businesses are ready to manage any event, no matter how large or complex.

Integration with the client’s procurement software is also critical. Procurement software is used to manage the purchasing process, from selecting vendors to making payments. By integrating with the procurement software, businesses can ensure that all their purchases are tracked and managed in a centralized location. This makes it easier to manage inventory, track spending, and identify areas for cost savings.

One of the most significant benefits of using a single-source solution is the ability to streamline operations. Instead of having to manage multiple vendors for fulfillment technology, print-on-demand, and procurement software, businesses can work with a single vendor. This reduces the risk of errors, simplifies communication, and ensures that all aspects of the process are integrated seamlessly.

Another benefit is the ability to scale operations quickly. As businesses grow and expand, they need to be able to handle increasing order volumes and more complex fulfillment requirements. By working with a single-source solution, businesses can quickly scale their operations without having to manage multiple vendors or systems.

Customer satisfaction is also a significant benefit of using a single-source solution. By providing a seamless and integrated experience, businesses can ensure that their customers receive their orders quickly and accurately. This improves the overall customer experience and can help drive repeat business.

Here’s how Think Patented has been able to help businesses achieve these benefits:

1. We’ve built an integration between SalesForce and our warehouse management system, PrintStream, to seamlessly receive and execute fulfillment orders.
2. Built an all-in-one customer-branded fulfillment and print-on-demand portal, that can also tie directly into a customer’s procurement software for seamless order entry and invoicing.
3. Vendor management is further simplified by utilizing Think Patented’s comprehensive print-on-demand services for a wide array of materials.
4. The fulfillment services department has a core group of client-dedicated associates that can create kits for both inventory or immediate distribution and fulfill orders containing inventoried materials as well as a wide variety of print-on-demand materials.
5. Think Patented’s print-on-demand technology in conjunction with fulfillment services work seamlessly to support events/programs happening at locations across the country.

For any business looking to get ahead of the pack, the first step is to secure a partner who can provide a robust single-source solution that can handle fulfillment technology, print-on-demand, and procurement software integration. By working with a single vendor, businesses can streamline their operations, scale quickly, and provide a better customer experience. Whether it’s for day-to-day operations or large-scale national events/programs, a single-source solution is the key to success in today’s fast-paced business world.

Single-source service and support you can count on… Our marketing experts can show you countless examples of long-standing on-demand print and fulfillment partnerships, plus our award-winning, state-of-the-art print shop. Contact us at (937)353-2299 or send us a message.