By Tammy Lawton
“Tropical Green Organics” www.organicvalleyfoods.com has come on board offering their Extra Virgin Organic Coconut oil products to wholesalers all over the country. Their products will ship out of our Fulfillment Distribution center in Frederick, Md. to stores all across the country. Continue reading
Congratulations to long term client Exception Labs on their new contract with Barnes and Noble.
Way to go Exception Labs!
Cannon Hill has just completed a fulfillment program for E Group Recognition www.egroupengage.com for Hyatt Place Hotels. Hyatt Hotels were honored to have received the “J.D. Power Award” for being the “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Upscale Hotel Chains for 2013”.
Congratulations to Hyatt Hotels!
In other news – Cannon Hill Fulfillment has recently negotiated a new and improved freight contract through YRC Trucking at www.yrc.com
YRC has offered us discount rates which we then pass along to our current fulfillment clients.
Running a fulfillment center with a myriad of products from multiple clients leads us to the problem of how to dispose of discontinued stock when new merchandise is brought in. If it cannot be sold through normal channels, what to do?
The easy answer is to discard the merchandise. But it pains us to just throw items away in our dumpsters when there are so many people in need from our local communities that could benefit tremendously from the fulfillment throw-a-ways.
Clothing distributors are famous for throwing away thousands of pieces of apparel for just one design snag.
Local homeless shelters count on donations of this kind to help them distribute much needed clothing to those in need.
This has always been a complimentary part of our fee structure to our clients to transport at our own expense any items their company is willing to donate.
The local schools (as well as nursing homes and local shelters), can sometimes use discontinued merchandise to assist them in their fundraising efforts.
One of our clients generously donated over 3000 ready-made photo frames to our local school to make room for new stock coming in. The school then used the frames in their fundraising efforts by putting their school logo in the frames and giving them away at their open houses. The school was thrilled, the client had a tax write off, and everyone was happy.
Another client sold CD’s to nursing homes from the Glen Miller era and wanted thousands of these discarded for a more recently published version. Imagine the smiles on the nursing home resident’s faces when they were presented with music that brings back such memories from days gone by free of charge.
No matter what the items are, there certainly seems to be a use for most merchandise that’s discarded if we look hard enough. In a world of excess production and excess refuse let’s be mindful of what we’re throwing away and take just a few moments to plan on a new life for old products.