Picking Perfection Premiere Issue Profiles B2C Packing Challenges
East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- In the current issue of Picking Perfection, a weekly e-news publication by Pcdata USA, the estimated sales of the direct selling channel were $31.63 billion last year (Direct Selling Association). This represented an increase of 5.9% in the United States. In direct selling organizations, such as Arbonne International, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and USANA, more than ten thousand parcels are shipped every business day to consultants who serve as the salesforce for these companies (as well as another 200 member companies of the DSA). No two packages are the same. Each is unique containing upwards of fifty different SKUs per box. From different shades of lipstick to a wide variety of vitamins, and skin care products, the likelihood of a mis-pick is significant.
According to Marc Braun, President of Pcdata USA, “Calculating the cost of a mis-picked item can be best evaluated by the cost of losing a customer. One customer who never orders again multiplied by 12 orders a year by 30 years is a significant amount of lost revenue. When that one disgruntled customer talks with a dozen friends, the damaged companys’ reputation could be irreparable.”
Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have dynamic and experienced sales forces, and have a corporate culture which is customer-focused and intent on building long-term relationships with satisfied customers. This is spoiled when a single product is not correctly picked. Picking Perfection will share methods, modes, and tools used in a variety of industries. The weekly newsletter will examine what is and is not working.
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