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WAREHOUSING AND FULFILLMENT

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Whether your company is B2B, B2C or a mix of both, Aero Fulfillment enables you to keep your brand promise to your customers.

For over three decades, Aero has been the leading fulfillment warehouse services provider in the Midwest. We specialize in helping ecommerce businesses improve time to market, reduce shipping costs, and minimize order fulfillment, inventory, and warehouse expenditures with complete third party retail fulfillment services. Working with you closely, we manage everything from ecommerce fulfillment with customized assembly to nationwide shipping of your products, saving you time, absorbing less of your budget, and improving your delivery times; every single time. So, whether we have to pick a product and ship it to a given location or work for reducing overall costs, we are here to help. 

 

 

At Aero, we understand ecommerce businesses are being asked to do more with less. This may create a struggle in getting products to customers on time. Aero's core services are designed to help minimize costs to your business, scale your fulfillment operations to their best potential, and support growth in new business. Most importantly, we make sure your customers receive your products in the best shape and right on time.

These Core Fulfillment Services include:
  • Custom Pick and Pack Operations – whether one single item, kit builds, or full cases, we work with you for the most efficient operation.
  • Freight Management – allow us to help you reduce your product freight costs through our freight management economies of scale.
  • Supply Chain Technology Center-of-Excellence – through ongoing innovation investments, we ease support time of your IT resources providing easy integration, intuitive “systems of engagement" for you and your customers, and real time information to match your operations data with your customer and ecommerce order data. Unlike many 3PL companies, our solutions provide the transparency you need in a partner.
5 Questions to ask a potential fulfillment and distribution partner

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Fulfillment and Distribution Partner

With an extensive global economy, fulfillment encompasses much more than shipping and receiving. A good fulfillment partner will help your business with a variety of operational tasks including customer service, billing and finance, warehousing and inventory tracking, internet marketing, analytics, technical support, and more. test
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 A few advantages of using Aero Fulfillment Services:

Aero operates multiple state-of-the-art facilities near Cincinnati, Ohio. Our strategic location means we offer cost-effective retail fulfillment solutions for our ecommerce clients, no matter where they are located or how unique their needs may get.
  • State-of-the-art, technology focused, fulfillment warehouse center facilities
  • Expandable warehousing capabilities
  • Best, end-to-end support for both B2B and B2C companies
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Our Fairfield, Ohio Location

  • Highly automated fulfillment warehouse facility
  • 400,000 sq ft of operational floor space 
  • 34’ clear height; rack system 
  • Designed to manage retail and ecommerce order fulfillment
  • 30,000 plus pallet locations in VNA configuration
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Mason, Ohio Headquarters Location

  • 125,000 sq ft of operational floor space
  • Corporate offices
  • 28’ clear height
  • Flexible capabilities for complex clients

Security features include

  • External Access Controlled
  • Restricted Access Areas
  • Complete 24/7 Video Surveillance
  • Vault/Cage Storage
  • Product Quarantine Areas
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • FDA  & AIB Certified

The Differences Between Warehousing and Fulfillment Centers

In simplest terms, a warehouse is just a storage facility that holds your inventory. Your business may have warehouses set up or may have the need for acquiring this space as you begin to grow and acquire more inventory. Every 3PL company offers an order distribution and fulfillment service center to ecommerce businesses, which does hold inventory like a warehouse, but can do so much more and help your organization in many ways.

3PL solutions will pick your orders and handle them at the fulfillment center. It will take care of handling all parts of this process right from the time the order data gets sent to them, to the moment it gets delivered to the buyer.

Ecommerce Fulfillment Solutions

To get access to the types of services, you will work with a third-party logistics service provider, also known as ecommerce fulfillment warehouse companies. The 3PL has the capabilities to handle part or all of your ecommerce fulfillment process, depending on the services you’re looking for. If you’re happy with parts of your order fulfillment workflow, but would like to outsource the problem areas, then that’s an option too.

In some cases, it makes more sense to have the 3PL provider encompass your entire fulfillment warehouse operation. By outsourcing to a fulfillment service, you can focus on giving your customers a better experience or improve other areas that have led your business to success thus far. Our resources are valuable because when less of your time is spent dealing with areas you are not as familiar with, you need to focus more of your resources on your primary business functions.

Retail Fulfillment Solutions

A retail product fulfillment vendor is typically categorized as a third-party logistics company that does the hard work for you. The fulfillment warehouse center will include the technology, staffing, and infrastructure in place to support retail order processing. They take on the duties of processing your orders and getting it delivered efficiently and within your specifications.

These operations are done through an order fulfillment center. This fulfillment warehouse center is more than just a warehouse for your inventory, they include advanced systems for tracking an order as it comes through the location, a variety of packaging materials, and highly skilled staff members whose duties revolve entirely around order fulfillment services. Your inventory management and shipping needs are completely handled, leaving you to focus your efforts on the other operations of your business to ensure customer satisfaction.

Third Party Logistics Provider

As your order volume begins to scale up, the value that a third party warehousing and logistics company has to offer becomes apparent. When your business does not fully revolve around supply chains and logistics, it can become difficult to put together an infrastructure, such as a fulfillment warehouse, that one needs to adequately support one’s company. As it is clear that customer experience is critical to how you're perceived as a brand, people waiting too long for their shipments can be detrimental to your business. That is a very common error that has led to companies ultimately failing because they did not properly anticipate the amount of growth they received.

When you partner with a 3PL, their fulfillment warehouse service will handle part or all of your logistics and supply chain. The big difference between a 3PL and many other types of logistics provider is that a 3PL provider works directly with your ordering system through integration to ensure your needs are met. Typically the workflow is that a customer orders products through your store, and those orders then get processed and passed over to the 3PL provider. They handle the rest of the process in their fulfillment warehouse, i.e., pick, pack and ship the order to the customer. Warehousing, distribution, returns, shipping, and delivery are also all parts of the services that 3PL providers have to offer. Their supply chain and logistics experts focus on that aspect of your business, while you get your focus on the core competencies that established you in the marketplace.