Tampa, FL (July 24, 2012) – Tampa-based contract packaging company, Versatile Packagers, is providing fulfillment and warehousing solutions to home-based businesses and e-commerce companies, as consumers continue to gravitate toward online shopping versus traditional retailing.
According to research released by Forrester Research Inc. earlier this year, e-retail spending is projected to increase 62% by 2016, with U.S. consumers to spend an estimated $327 billion online. For packaging, fulfillment, warehousing and distribution companies such as Versatile Packagers, this increase is expected to boost the demand for e-commerce support and solutions.
“Big and small retailers alike are taking their products online as they recognize consumers’ wants for convenience and competitive pricing,” explains Bob Vande Weghe, President, Versatile Packagers. “For the e-commerce business owner, the set-up is ideal. The order from the customer comes in electronically, and Versatile Packagers takes it from there. We warehouse products, pull from the shelves, and ship directly to the end customer.”
With Versatile Packagers’ state of the art warehouse management and order processing system, customers are enabled to manage their inventory effectively and efficiently. Rick Shave, CEO, Versatile Packagers, further explains, “Owning and operating an e-commerce business is especially beneficial in the summer months. Many business owners are taking time off to be with their families or go on vacation, and for the most part the business runs itself with the help of outsourced fulfillment solutions.”
The 150,000 square foot warehousing space at Versatile Packagers is designed to cost-effectively overcome the challenges e-commerce companies often face such as inventory management, order fulfillment and delivery logistics. Included in this facility are 16 dock high bay doors for efficient shipping and receiving of product. Versatile Packagers is also a food grade facility offering both ambient and controlled temperature space and is licensed to handle alcoholic beverages.
For more information on Versatile Packagers and e-commerce solutions, call 1-800-258-8308.
About Versatile Packagers (www.VersatilePackagers.com):
Since 1991, Versatile Packagers has provided a wide array of unsurpassed contract packaging solutions, and utilizes its warehouse space for product storage, fulfillment and distribution. Versatile Packagers works with companies of all sizes to increase their efficiencies and fulfillment operations.