and Bulk Drop Lists
Bulk Drop: Definition - A delivery of a large number of books to a
single delivery point. Examples: Apartments, hotels,
motels, and large businesses.
DirectoryDistribution.com's business lists include the number of employees at
business location in a market. The lists also include SIC
codes (similar to yellow page headings) for each business.
These SIC codes allow one to identify bulk users such as
apartments and hotel/motels. The lists can be accompanied by maps showing
the location of each business.
the type of business, number of employees, and locations of
all businesses, delivery managers can easily determine most
of the bulk drop locations for a market. Rather than paying
an expensive per-book piece-rate for these deliveries, the
delivery manager can dispatch an hourly employee (or an
independent contractor paid by the stop) and save a lot of money.
inventory control. How? In test samples, the
coefficient of correlation between postal delivery
statistics and actual books delivered has been low -
probably because businesses have been the wild cards. A
delivery worker can claim to have delivered a large number
of books at business stops when, in fact, the delivery
worker delivered only a few books and dumped the rest. The
delivery manager has no choice but to pay the claim. With
the DirectoryDistribution.com business lists, however, the delivery
worker and the delivery manager both know the type of
business and the number of employees at each business
dramatically reduces the chances that the delivery worker
will dump books and submit fraudulent delivery claims.
lists can also be used to call potential bulk drops just
prior to delivery to determine the number of books needed
and to arrange entry into restricted-access facilities.
In the map (left), each
dot represents a delivery stop.
The red dots are motels.
The green dots are other
businesses. The blue
dots are residences.
The yellow square