Warehouse Basics Blog

Corporate Gifts from Bearly Memories

Posted by Tom Turner on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

Do we ever say thank you enough to our customers?  Ever tried to come up with that perfect gift that doesn't look like you are buying their continued business?  You know, something simple, yet respectful...and yes it does say "Thanks" for the business.

Bearly Memories offers a set of keepsake boxes that you can customize or personalize with your customer's name or business unit stenciled on the box.  Great to sit at the receptionist's desk for business cards, or marketing brochures, candy, or a guest sign-in book.  These boxes are attractive enough to sit on the boss's desk, bookshelf, or in the lobby.

Offering a variety of styles, shapes, and colors, these keepsake boxes can be stuffed with interesting and imaginative products that help get your message across.  Salt water taffy candy is a popular stuffer, or tootsie rolls make a nice touch.  Some have even put gift cards for the employees or coupons for their products as a stuffer.  The goal is too say thanks.

Some of the keepsake boxes have pre-printed sayings such as: Celebrate, Christmas Cheer, Faith Family Friends, Freedom Box, Live Love Laugh, others are just decorative.

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Just a few examples of keepsake boxes many of our clients have purchased to say "Thanks" 


Tags: keepsake boxes, Bearly Memories

Bearly Memories asks for help in fulfillment

Posted by Tom Turner on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

Why is it so hard to find a good fulfillment partner?  Someone who can pick, pack, and ship my products faster, better, and cheaper than I can myself, or who I have currently fulfilling my orders?

Getting a better understanding of the transportation charges for shipping UPS, FedEX, USPS, or International.  How do incentives work?  Is it cheaper for me to go out and set up a UPS account and have everything 3rd party billed to my own account, or just let the provider who does the pick and pack, ship the products on their account?

Bearly Memories asked Warehouse Basics to provide a quote to do their fulfillment.

Bearly Memories is a producer of Keepsake Boxes, Gift Sets, and accessories and other unique gift giving ideas, shipping throughout the U.S. from their on-line retail store. With customization and personalization of many of their products, there were many questions about the cost viability of outsourcing this function.

 Bearly MemoriesHelping Bearly Memories understand the costs to process an order, manage the inventory, the handling costs from inbound receipts to pick, pack, and shipping charges.  How the communications from order entry to end of day billing for transportation and invoicing for warehousing will be handled.  The use of call tags for returns and extra charges for residential delivery versus business addresses.


Setting crystal clear expectations became very critical to give the customer what they want, when they want it, and for a cost that makes sense.  Keeping the communication clean, and removing as many assumptions as possible helped reduce errors, returns and disappointed customers.

Warehouse Basics, Inc. has been handling the fulfillment for Bearly Memories for several years now.  We put some extra effort upfront to ensure we all understood the unit of measure, how often we felt it necessary to communicate, and most importantly, to fully understand all the costs associated in the supply chain. 


Need fulfillment help?  Give Warehouse Basics, Inc. a call and get a free quote. 


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Tags: warehousing, fulfillment