"Deal of the Day" Internet Retailing Injects Unexpected Year of Growth for Wholesale Goods Suppliers

Ontario, CA. 2.27.12 – The logistics-focused partnership between Aspen Logistics, Inc. and United National Consumer Suppliers (UNCS) to purchase, warehouse, and ship their products into new online markets has been fueled by the uptick in internet retailing, specifically the “deal of the day” momentum of immediacy shopping.

Aspen, a third-party logistics (3PL) carrier whose lanes originate in the western portion of the United States - where it has a number of large scale supply-chain operations, was selected by UNCS nearly two years ago as a long-term logistics partner. While the logistical operation is familiar to Aspen, the quick turnarounds associated with internet retailing, and in particular deal of the day bargains, were unique.

“For a long period of time these sites were focused on services, opposed to everyday products,” said Christopher Ticknor, Marketing Director of Aspen Logistics. “The advent of this new service line provided the mother of invention to materialize. Our two companies are well versed in being nimble in our abilities to supply excess inventories in required fashions, in short timeframes. As such this made for the perfect opportunity for growth.”

The ability of UNCS to maintain a network of warehouses, Aspen being an integral partner, has provided a competitive advantage when manufacturers find it difficult to unload their excess inventories. Since then, the continued stagnation of the economy combined with a surge in internet retailers offering “deal of the day” incentives, UNCS has broadened its sales platform beyond wholesale distribution to traditional retail clients such as Dollar Tree, Bed Bath and Beyond, TJ Maxx, to meet consumer demand.

A most recent example is the online success of one of UNCS’ leading products, the PHI hair straightener. Once arriving at Aspen’s Ontario California facility, the straighteners are inspected, sold by UNCS to a retail outlet, then repackaged under UNCS stringent quality assurance demands to meet client requests, and shipped out to be purchased by consumers, all within a 14-day window.

As UNCS’ operation expands into a thriving niche solution for the retail / manufacturing industries, Aspen grows with it. Aspen looks forward to the ever expanding relationship they share with UNCS and any future challenges it may hold.

For additional information please contact Christopher Ticknor, Aspen’s Marketing Director, or call Aspen at (800) 741-7360.

Aspen Logistics Inc. is a top 100 third party logistics firm who has been in business for over 30 years and operates approximately 2 million square feet of modern refrigerated and ambient warehouse facilities along with their own fleet of trucks. Aspen specializes in a variety of value-added services, including co-packing, pick pack, just-in-time inventory management and time sensitive custom deliveries. Aspen is a specialist in the retail and healthcare supply chain and understanding the details involved with shipping to major retailers and grocery chains has been a key to its successes.


United National Consumer Suppliers (UNCS) is a leading wholesale distributor specializing in manufacturer’s overstocks, excessive inventories and package changes. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., UNCS is a versatile wholesale company able to provide unparalleled customer service and support to retailers regardless of size, from national chains to family-owned convenience stores. For more information, please call 954.524.DEAL (3325) or visit www.UNCS.com.

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