Crowd Funding

What Makes A Good Fulfillment Partner

 

The Importance of Finding the Right Fulfillment Partner

When running a crowdfunding campaign you need a long term, fulfillment partner.  You need someone who can fulfill rewards to your backers and also be your partner to warehouse and support your future fulfillment needs.  Having the right fulfillment partner increases efficiency, flexibility to allocate your resources, and brings outside expertise to help save you money. Consider Looking For A Fulfillment Partner Early In The Planning Process Of Your Campaign

  • The Right Fulfillment Partner Should Help You Make Accurate Cost Projections. There are many costs issues to consider including reward procurement and shipping.  When you set a value for each reward make sure that it is at least break even to the cost of procuring and fulfilling the reward.   If the procurement and fulfillment costs are higher than the reward level your crowdfunding project will have serious negative financial implications.  A good fulfillment partner will assess the cost of fulfillment and the cost of shipping both domestic and international. Depending on the nature of your reward the right fulfillment partner will be able to guide you by suggesting the right shipping method.
  • The Right Fulfillment Partner Should Help You Improve Quality and Efficiency. When you run a crowdfunding campaign you know you will wear many hats.  And it can be tough because each aspect requires time and skill to handle the various levels of your campaign.  The right fulfillment partner can bring their expertise in package design, help you showcase your brand, choose a cost effective shipping carrier and work behind the scene to give your campaign needed quality and efficiency.  A good partner gives you the flexibility to pick and choose the services or support that you need. They can give you the quality and efficiency to save your time and let you and your team to focus on everything else.
  • The Right Fulfillment Partner Should Keep Your Project On Schedule. Your backers want you to stay on schedule.  Crowdfunding campaigns are notorious for delays and difficulties during manufacturing and order fulfillment, but many of those issues can be solved or at least they can be partially prevented through proper planning. Collaborating and working with your partners can help to keep everyone on the same schedule and allows for efficient assembly and shipment of whatever you’re delivering to your backers. Compare this to trying to do everything internally only to stretch your resources too thin and risk the relationships you’ve worked so hard to build.
  • The Right Fulfillment Partner Should Be A Trusted Partner That Can Grow With Your Business. Your crowdfunding campaign is the starting point of your business.  Hopefully, you have raised money that can take you from ground floor to top floor.  You need a fulfillment partner who can scale and expand as your operation grows.  It is easier and less risky to test the skill and flexibility of a fulfillment partner from the ground floor.  Establish the relationship early and as your business needs grow you will already have a trusted partner.

There are many benefits of outsourcing your fulfillment needs.   The most important aspect is finding a fulfillment partner who saves you time, brings efficiency, flexibility and a long-term partnership.  In all these areas Acutrack is a trusted partner who has a proven track record of being able to expand to meet their customers needs as their business grows, making them your ideal fulfillment partner for your business needs.

Raj Barman

Acutrack is a natural fit for crowdfunders!

Acutrack has been a part of many crowdfunding projects because our services are a natural fit. You need a partner who is an expert in giving advice on the right rewards, offers tools and technology to automate the fulfillment process, and most importantly, build a partnership as your business needs grow. Acutrack brings a wealth of resources, expertise, an experienced team, and agility. We use our technology to bring ease of integration so you can manage your fulfillment business from your desktop or mobile device. We also provide the flexibility of having a dedicated project manager and expertise of our team available 24x7. Acutrack also brings some exciting on demand production and fulfillment solution that gives crowd funders the ability to produce rewards on CD, DVDs, USB Flash drives or books on demand. This makes our overall fulfillment offering unique.

Acutrack brings a wealth of resources, expertise, an experienced team, and agility.  We use our technology to bring ease of integration so you can manage your fulfillment business from your desktop or mobile device.  We also provide the flexibility of having a dedicated project manager and expertise of our team available 24x7.  Acutrack also brings some exciting on demand production and fulfillment solution that gives crowd funders the ability to produce rewards on CD, DVDs, USB Flash drives or books on demand.  This makes our overall fulfillment offering unique.

  • Packaging The Right Way We bring a wealth of expertise in packaging. This may sound very simple but very critical. Packaging can help keep the products safe when mailing. Also, the overall size and material impacts the total weight which can end up saving thousands of dollars in postage or shipping cost. Packaging can help with your branding with the look, feel and materials used.  This process should be begin before the start of the campaign so you have enough money planned for packaging and fulfillment. The Acutrack team will help review these details at no cost to you.
     
  • Choosing The Right Shopping Cart It is important that your order posting from your shopping cart are automated for fulfillment.  The Acutrack technical team has already integrated with dozens of eCommerce platforms and we continue to add more to our growing list. Click here to look through our eCommerce partner list.It is important to find the right eCommerce platform that matches your business needs and Acutrack gives you a large list of integrations to choose from.  We can also provide custom integration options.
     
  • Planning The Acutrack team plays an important part in helping you plan.  We can help you select the right rewards, right packaging, right eCommerce partner, shipping options, and keep your overall project on time and within budget. We become an extension  and resource for your business.  When you have a question related to packaging, shipping or fulfillment, we are always there as your consultant and advisor without any charges or contracts.
     
  • Online Web Portal In addition to integrating with your shopping cart, we also give you a full online web access to our Customer portal.  Acutrack’s modern online web portal gives you online web access to manage all aspects of your orders, inventory, order, and invoice management. You may want to fulfill a product to a trade show, send a sample, or sell in Amazon marketplace or choose to track a shipment or inventory.  Our online portal gives you full visibility and history to manage your business.
     
  • Just In Time Production Acutrack offers technology driven manufacturing and fulfillment solution to fulfill CD/DVD and USB Flash Drives on demand.  Depending on your business needs, we also have some exciting books on demand or POD business solution. These are ideal as there is no inventory to forecast.
     
  • Customized & Branded Reward Supplier T-shirts, posters, books, bottles, we have some clever list of rewards ideas!  Our custom printed T-shirts deploy both silk-screen or direct to garment and offers you a wide range of choices.  We can take care of suggesting, procuring and fulfilling the rewards for you.
     
  • Acutrack is the Right Partner Acutrack is a technology focused and experienced team making us an ideal partner for your fulfillment needs.  We have been in business for 22+ years and are in close proximity to major ports.  We will will help drive your project to success with our flexibility, creativity, and dedication to customer service.
Raj Barman