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I have realised that one of my major head aches is distibution for online sales, I don't have/want anywhere to store the t shirts and other products and don't want/can't post them out for each individual sale. From my research I gather this is order fulfillment and that there are companies that do it for you, do you know of any that would be considered green/ethical? Ideally they would be located near the actual production factory, i.e in Asia?

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Hi Rodney, there is a lively discussion on "what is ethical" discussion to this thread over here, for me I would like to see a company that is aware of its social and environmental impact, offers both transparency and accountability and works towards sustainable business practice. This might be a lot to ask a company that works in fulfillment, perhaps especially in Asia, but if there is one out there, I want to use it.
 

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Hello all,

Ideally they would be located near the actual production factory, i.e in Asia?
Are your customers located in Asia? If they are then it's a great idea to consider Asia. However, your customers are located in the states then it will be much cheaper (and a higher profit margin) to bring your products into the U.S. in bulk and then ship from a fulfillment provider in the states to your customers in the states. Reasons are numerous, but just a few...
-Customs/Duties/Taxes on a per shipment basis is higher than if you were to bring one shipment in.
-Delivery Time from customer order to delivery is much quicker.
-Cost of a mistake is lowered - if the wrong size is shipped you have the above issues to deal with again.
-Communication - each order has to be translated. This alone can create errors.

Just some food for thought.
 
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