Why Would My Business Need Kit Assembly Services?
Posted On March 23, 2015 by
Kit assembly is needed by companies that have a set of individual but related materials that need to be assembled to make up a complete product or combination of products that are grouped, packaged and supplied together as one unit. This process can be applied across a multitude of industries such as beauty, fitness, industrial, computers, pharmaceutical, medical/healthcare, food, automotive, toys and so on. For example, when ordering a PC online, a customer may select memory, drives, peripherals and software from several alternatives. The supplier then creates a customized kit that is assembled and shipped as one unit.
Often, the components of a custom distribution package are produced by many different suppliers such as sales and marketing materials that require kit assembly. The process of kit assembly is often provided by a third party fulfillment house who will assemble the product or materials and fulfill them to a distribution list. Kits can be comprised of just a few items that are placed in a box or bag to complex kits that include several components to be placed in custom die-cut boxes with trays, custom inserts, wafer seals, custom wrapping or designed to meet a company’s specific requirements.
Kit assembly can be on demand or pre-assembly for the creation of in-house stock items. Pre-assembled kits are inventoried and warehoused to be ready for order and picked and packed. Many fulfillment companies can actually help in the design of packaging all the way through the delivery phase. Fulfillment centers usually have the staff to respond to large or small kit assemblies on demand and are set up to meet quality assurance standards. When looking for a third party fulfillment company, check to see what industries they specialize in to make sure they can meet your companies specific needs.