Thinking Globally? Act Wisely!

Published by Gina Wentling | Filed under: Associations, Fulfillment, Print, Training

3-worldWhen your organization’s continuing educations programs are relatively small, filling orders out of the office makes sense. Shipping a few orders of books a day doesn’t seem like a major imposition on staff time, whereas outsourcing print and fulfillment does feel like it would have a big impact on the organization’s budget. Even as the training program grows, increases in books printed and staff time spent packing boxes don’t necessarily register as pain. Print and fulfillment is something you do in-house, as you always have, and in many cases, a second thought is never given to it. We find that some associations first come to us for help with print and fulfillment of their continuing education training materials when their reach begins to extend beyond United States borders. Only when the complicated processes involved with international shipping enter the picture do these organizations understand that they need help. Even filling Canadian orders can be a headache. When is the right time to bring in the experts? That depends on your organization’s goals and your particular situation. If you want your staff to be focused on mission-critical work for the majority of the time, for example, the tipping point might be when one person is spending more than four hours a day packing and shipping boxes. We have found that many people don’t realize how much time and effort is being spent on order fulfillment of CE training materials. It’s common for us to hear that organizations wish they would have started working with us months—or even years—ago. If your training program is going international, this might be the right time to consider using a trusted partner for print and fulfillment. But even if you don’t see that in the cards for your association, there’s no reason you can’t also consider outsourcing fulfillment. The process is different for everyone. By the time you start thinking about it, it may already be time to make a change. Reclaim your staff’s time and ease the stress of getting orders out the door. Stay tuned for information about the Omnipress training team’s trip to ICE Exchange 2014! In the meantime, learn more about fulfillment services here.

3 Reasons to Choose an Abstract Collection System with Scheduling Capabilities

Published by Gina Wentling | Filed under: Associations, Content Strategy, Events, Online Collection Systems, Print

Your days tend towards the crazy-busy. When you divide your time between putting out fires and getting things done, it pays to use tools that multi-task as much as you…

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Case Study of the Week: GP

Published by Gina Wentling | Filed under: Associations, Fulfillment, Print, Training

Dr. Rebecca Keller, CEO and Founder of Gravitas Publications, is passionate about science education and her Real Science-4-Kids series of textbooks. As her business grew, Dr. Keller found herself spending…

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The Results are In!: All-in-One Survey

Published by Gina Wentling | Filed under: Associations, Conferences, Content Strategy, Events, Mobile Apps, Online Publishing, Print

We asked and you answered—there is value in using an all-in-one solution for your event content. Last month, we conducted a survey in order to learn more about what you…

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OmniPresence: Collection is Step #1

Published by Tracy Gundert | Filed under: Associations, Conferences, Content Strategy, Events, Mobile Apps, Online Collection Systems, Online Publishing, Print

This fall, we asked our clients to weigh in on the benefits of using one vendor to handle all of their event content needs, from printed programs and proceedings to…

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This is Your Brain on Print: Flex Your Deep-Reading Muscle Daily

Published by Gina Wentling | Filed under: Associations, Content Strategy, Events, Print

Your brain is a complicated machine. The more neuroscientists discover about the way we learn and approach the world, courtesy of this endlessly fascinating “gray matter,” the more likely we…

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Yes: We Can All Get Along

Published by Gina Wentling | Filed under: Associations, Fulfillment, Print, Training

When everybody gets along, life is better. When you work with people that actually like each other, the workday is more pleasant. If you regularly enjoy fun times and few…

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