Services

  • services-img4Fulfillment
    Kelly Direct assembles, warehouses and ships merchandise and promotional products all over the world.  We have managed thousands of fulfillment projects and shipped millions of items...   More>>
  • Warehousing and Logistics
    Kelly Direct manages dozens of highly-vetted fulfillment and freight companies in the US with millions of square feet of warehouse space and excellent resources in Mexico, Canada and Europe..... More>>
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    Shipping and Supplies
    Kelly Direct's volume discounts on shipping, packaging and other materials dramatically cut costs... More>>
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    Management and Consulting
    Kelly Direct applies decades of experience to manage individual projects, ongoing fulfillment programs and corporate-wide supply chain initiatives...  More>>
Our Clients

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Promotional Product Distributors and Agencies


Promotional product distributors have trusted Kelly Direct for over 25 years      

For over three decades, Kelly Direct has worked with hundreds of clients, managed thousands of fulfillment programs and shipped millions of items for promotional product companies.  Kelly Bennett and her company have an exceedingly large presence in the industry and speaker at PPAI, SAAC and other trade conferences.  We know the business.  

Services are proactive, pragmatic, bottom-line driven and always customized to fit our client needs. Vendor overhead, locations(s)and services are matched to the real requirements of the job. For example, there is no need to use a 250K square foot facility when five guys on a loading dock will do. Similarly, there is no need for a sophisticated data integration when an Excel spreadsheet works just fine. We treat your clients' money as if it were ours and recommend and structure executions to eliminate waste and bloated budgets.

It is a point of pride at Kelly Direct to provide extraordinary customer service. Easy-to-understand bids are typically delivered same or next day. We are "hands on" and work to anticipate your client needs and keep you up-to-the-minute on the status of the project. Your company will have the benefit of a 25+ year fulfillment veteran personally guiding and educating your sales reps and clients.

KELLY DIRECT can integrate with any of over 30 shopping cart systems and all major shippers. EDI, API, and routing guide capabilities are available for simpler data transmission needs. You and your client have real-time, 24/7 on-line access to shipment and inventory status. A tracking report is provided for each shipment. Hundreds of other standard reports are available.

And...perhaps most importantly....

SHIPPING SAVINGS: Shipping is the highest cost of fulfillment.....often three times the cost of all order processing combined. Based on the sheer volume of annual packages shipped, our rates can be up to 70% off retail. This provides your clients with extreme discounts and may provide you with an additional source of revenue. In most cases, the savings on shipping costs are higher than all fulfillment services combined.

Promotional firms benefit from sensible project planning and executive.  We can quickly scale up Projects vary greatly in terms of complexity, volume and systems required to execute the fulfillment project.  Some initiatives are one-time shots and others are ongoing.  Some projects are drops to consumers and some projects involve distribution to retailers.  Product can be shipped individually or in bulk to another location.   For products manufactured in China, programs are frequently steered to one of seven Southern California warehouses for maximum shipping and materials savings.  Kelly Direct offers strategically located space throughout the country and in Mexico, Canada and 14 European countries.  In all cases, next-day or two-day delivery can be accomplished anywhere in the US. 

Kelly Direct is sophisticated and flexible in transferring order data, having the ability to integrate with 30+ common WMS systems, though many projects can be accomplished with a simple Excel database.  The firm can manage hundreds of SKUs and assemble up 100K units per day.  Tracking numbers are provided for each shipment as is 24/7 online reporting.  

Since the 1980's, Kelly Direct has become the primary supplier for the the promotional product industry.  They knows the business, the players and how to deliver in the most cost- and time-efficient manner. 

 

Fortune 500 Brands

 

America's leading consumer products brands utilize Kelly Direct to manage supply chain for B-C and B-B fulfillment initiatives.  

Kelly Direct services fulfillment needs for Fortune 500 promotional campaigns, focusing on maximizing savings and minimizing error paths.  If an in-house warehousing solution is already in place, Kelly Direct often supplements these capabiltiies.  They also support fulfillment for traditional promotional vehicles like on-line sweepstakes, coupons, premiums, and contests.

The company manages one-time and ongoing fulfillment programs with easy integration to legacy systems and provides  sophisticated online reporting.  For complex programs, up to ten supply chain services are offered to support start-to-finish distribution to consumers or retailers.  The firm also analyzes cartons dimensions and shipping costs to maximize savings and nsure compliance with UPS, Fed Ex and the US Postal Service and other regulating agencies.


Special Events 


Kelly Direct assembles and ships branded merchandise to large scale, world-class events, campaigns and fundraisers. 

With 30 years experience, Kelly Direct understands the urgency, changes and challenges to execute logistics for a large scale event.  

Projects include the Academy Awards, American Cancer Society "Spirit Awards", Disney's "Day at the Park", the Emmy Awards, Macy's 90th Anniversary Parade, New York City Marathon, two Super Bowls and the X-Games.

Services are offered on a full service or menu-driven basis.  The company is accustomed to working with client's internal or external suppliers.  Kelly Direct's mission is to improve and/or supplement existing supply chain links to enhance speed, effectiveness and profitability of your campaign.