10. The final mile
It can be really helpful to combine the storage of your printed materials with fulfilment through a single supplier. From merchandise to marketing campaign material, you may need a partner that can fulfil bulk orders, or pick and pack items as required.
Engaging with a print manager means that you can scale up your operation as your business grows, or to meet seasonal demand. A great print management company can offer full-branded custom packaging that will delight your customers.
Postage is an additional significant expense that can sometimes be overlooked as part of the fulfilment process. A print management company can advise on your choice of stock to make sure that the finished weight of the item will not be prohibitive to post. Uncoated stock can be bulky with a high pagination, creating extra weight. Make sure your item will fit through a standard letterbox if it is part of a mail drop to consumers.
Print managers can help you to navigate the minefield of delivery services, including access to Royal Mail. There are many savings to be gained by getting advice on the right postal service option, or the most efficient way to present your mailing that will help you to reduce costs.