May 5, 2011, 9:59 AM

Mercedes Distribution Center Launches “Sell First” Program, Offers Flash Sales and E-Commerce Retailers Free First Shipment

The premier flash sales and e-commerce specialists, today announced the availability of a turn-key warehousing and order fulfillment solution that allows flash sales and e-commerce retailers to market and sell products without requiring the inventory to be in stock.

Brooklyn, NY (May 2, 2011) – Mercedes Distribution Center (MDC), the premier flash sales and e-commerce specialists, today announced the availability of its “Sell First” program – a turn-key warehousing and order fulfillment solution that allows flash sales and e-commerce retailers to market and sell products without requiring the inventory to be in stock.  As part of the program, MDC is offering a trial for e-tailers to access to its warehouse and order fulfillment solution for an initial shipment at no cost.

“We’re so confident that e-tailers will see the difference of the MDC experience that we’re willing to fulfill the first shipment order without cost to them,” said Joel Goldstein, President, Mercedes Distribution Center.  “E-tailers will benefit from their own warehousing environment, dedicated personnel and a cutting edge Warehouse Management System as part of their introduction to our Sell First program.”

Through MDC’s Sell First program, flash sales companies can purchase inventory on demand, forgoing the need to warehouse inventory for an extended period of time.  The majority of e-commerce companies purchase inventory outright, warehouse the items, and process them when the orders are transacted.  With Sell First, flash sales businesses are able to avoid purchasing in advance, thereby eliminating surplus, increasing revenue and improving their bottom line.

MDC’s robust Warehouse Management System (WMS) enables businesses to expedite Sell First orders so that they are processed without disruption to the consumer.  MDC essentially fast-tracks Sell First orders through the intelligent integration of equipment, software and labor. 

“Flash sales and e-commerce retailers that don’t take inventory are prone to enormous lag time between when the order is placed and when the item is actually delivered to the consumer, impacting the customer experience,” said Joal Savino, Executive Vice President, Mercedes Distribution Center.  “Our flexible Warehouse Management System reduces that lag time, enabling flash sales customers to retain their strategic advantage.” 

Businesses participating in the Sell First free shipment promotion will assume costs related to packaging and shipping.  For more information on MDC’s Sell First program and the free shipment promotion, email jsavino@mdist.com

About Mercedes Distribution Center

Established in 1946, Mercedes Distribution Center is an e-commerce and flash sales fulfillment specialist. Combining a scalable fulfillment operation with a software-driven warehouse, Mercedes Distribution Center offers the flexibility to accommodate the most complex e-commerce needs. The company's warehouse management system interfaces directly with client Web sites and integrates intelligent scanning technology to accommodate the order flow processes of e-commerce transactions, maintain accurate, on-hand inventory control, and expedite shipping. Mercedes Distribution Center is located in the Brooklyn (NY) Navy Yard.  For more information, visit: http://www.mdist.com.

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