Like Fulfillment.com, the Savannah College of Art and Design ("SCAD") is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia and has various other locations throughout the world.
With more than 17,000 students and 1,900 faculty members, SCAD is known as "The University for Creative Careers" and has more programs and specializations than any other art and design university in the US.
Demonstrating a focus on real world applications, SCAD recognizes the importance of logistics in supply chain and the delivery of products to consumers. Three years ago, Fulfillment.com was honored with SCAD's request for us to host its students for a day to provide our expertise in B2C and B2B order fulfillment for internet retailers. Each semester we host students studying with Don Levy, Professor Fashion Marketing and Management and Carin Wightman, professor of Luxury Brand Management.
We shared vital information with the students...
In July, the Wall Street Journal reported, “About 47% of merchants in a recent survey said they spend more than 10% of an order's total value on shipping... and 41% said the rising cost of shipping was the biggest challenge for their business in 2022”. By getting closer to your customers, Fulfillment.com reduces “last mile” expense with lower zones and simultaneously increases delivery speed.
Speed? McKinsey & Company reports that its research shows that when delivery times are too long, almost half of omnichannel consumers will shop elsewhere. As for how long is too long, we’ve found that more than 90 percent of US online shoppers expect free two- to three-day shipping.
Fulfillment.com has reduced delivery times and postage/freight expense for our clients by as much as 50%.
We stress the importance of package design for brand image, transport security, and weight and dimensions advice necessary to avoid expensive carrier oversize surcharges.
Fulfillment.com welcomes the opportunity to be a light to the next generation of logistic professionals and we enjoy their questions and eagerness to add value to the ever changing e-business industry.