Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has spent decades revolutionizing e-commerce and building Amazon into a company worth $750B. So what if he approached you with his advice on how best to grow your subscription box company? Chances are good his advice would align with the five business principles he reinforces with employees in every annual letter since 1997. His advice also could accelerate your business on a path to great success.
How Productiv can help you turn this advice into growth and profits.As a supply chain partner to subscription box companies, Productiv likes to follow Amazon’s best-in-class practices for our own customers.First, we obsess about your customers, too! We consult with you on important matters, even before the first pallet of goods arrives. We advise on such matters as product selection, packing materials, quality specifications and shipping methods. Our goal is to support your mission of delivering “Wow!” to extend the customer life cycle, and to turn current customers into brand ambassadors for new customers.Second, we make it easier for you to take risks to become a market leader because of our flexibility and passion for problem solving. Want to offer a weekly subscription box? Geo-target a promotion? Do something no one else has thought of? Because of our experience and agility, we get excited by “out of the box” thinking, and are highly responsive to it.Third, we help you set (and stretch!) the goals that lead to success for you, and engage your employees like owners. We can lend our expertise in warehousing best practices, lean-engineered assembly or shipping, and we educate your team in the process so they own the daily KPIs and overall business outcomes.[caption id="attachment_1740" align="aligncenter" width="385"]
While most warehouses are arranged in stacks, Amazon primarily uses floor-loaded systems as you see on the right. Whatever the challenge, the right solution is the one that works for your customers, and fosters a sense of ownership among your employees.[/caption]Fourth, whether we assemble in one of our facilities or embed a team into your operation, we assimilate your culture so there is total synchronicity among our teams. What’s important to you, is equally important to us.Finally, we use our expertise to collaborate with you on strategic decisions while empowering your teams to make real-time low-risk decisions that benefit customers.Whatever your vision for your subscription box company, we can all benefit from Jeff Bezos’ advice. Now’s the time to leverage our respective strengths – your deep knowledge of your customer, and our deep knowledge of the logistics and fulfillment process -- to pave your path toward greatness.To see an archive of all Jeff Bezos’ letters to employees, click here.
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