When your library of corporate training titles is small, it’s relatively easy to handle fulfillment and inventory on your own. But there comes a point when doing it on your own becomes untenable, and that point is different for everyone.
Maybe it’s when you hit 10 titles, or 20. Perhaps you’ll feel it when you begin shipping internationally and realize you may be a bit over your head when it comes to tariffs and the like. (Even shipping to Canada can be tricky.) Or maybe that point will come when you have to consider purchasing a larger office space to keep up with the boxes you’ve been tripping over for the past six months.
Whatever your tipping point is, it’s worth keeping an eye out for it. Sometimes we hear from clients that they had no idea how much time and effort they were spending on order fulfillment and inventory management until they started working with us.
Reallocating that time to activities that directly improve your training program can make your team more productive. Our customers have found the time and headspace to work out creative solutions to problems that have been plaguing them for ages. Some have gone as far as to say that everything changed—for the better—once they started working with Omnipress.
There’s no need to take our word for it. Dr. Rebecca Keller, Founder and CEO of Gravitas Publications (the company behind Real Science-4-Kids textbooks), spoke with Omnipress for two episodes of the podcast Training and Development Talk. Listen to Real Science-4-Kids Outsourcing Case Study or Print Books Build Better Brains to hear Dr. Keller’s story. You can also read the case study here.
In her first podcast with Omnipress, Dr. Keller offers excellent professional advice, including the activity that led her to seek out Omnipress in the first place. “Sit down and write out two lists: This is what I really want to do, and this is what I’m doing that I don’t want to do.” Then figure out how to get the second list done—without having to do it yourself. You probably think that you have it under control, “but if you’re coming home exhausted every night and don’t have the freedom to think about how to create new things, something is broken.”
Think about how you currently handle the fulfillment and inventory for your organization. Did you recognize yourself in Dr. Keller’s words? Was there something familiar about her predicament?
Reach out to us for help and you may find yourself agreeing with another one of her statements: “Working with Omnipress has been transformative for me as an author to really be able to embrace a different business model. I can now be an author who publishes my books when before I had to be one or the other. I don’t think I would be where I’m at if I wouldn’t have stumbled upon Omnipress online.”