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Assembly & Distribution Services
MDS West offers complete production services for all your public relations and marketing needs. We assemble, package, distribute and store your materials. Our experienced and skillful team will consult you on packaging, shipping method, cost and make sure your project is turned around quickly.
Online Fulfillment Orders
Using our online inventory system, you can place one-off fulfillment orders. Your materials are automatically deducted from inventory. Requests are emailed directly to your account executive from the website for processing. An automated response is sent to you to confirm your order was placed successfully. In addition, a confirmation is sent to you by your AE once the order has been executed. When you place an order you are automatically building an address book for future use and a default shipping method can be noted for each addressee making fulfillment requests a snap.
Gift Bag Assembly
When it comes to handling "gift bags," "goodie bags," "swag bags," - from basic to luxury - for Award Shows, fundraisers and/or corporate events, we are experts. We meet your budgetary, presentation and delivery needs from start to finish. MDS West can supply ribbon, wrapping paper, etc. and will take care of all the logistics, ensuring your bags look great and are delivered on time.
Clients have access to their inventory 24/7 using our proprietary system. Password protected, you can view your private inventory online. We organize the items listed in your inventory in a way that best suits your needs. We can group your materials by: title, product line, type of promotional item, i.e. EPKs, posters, t-shirts, etc. or by in variety of other ways. MDS West makes updates within 24 hours on a daily basis.
MDS West has our main facility and two auxiliary warehouses, providing us with over 75,000 square feet for production and storage of materials. Once your materials arrive, your AE is notified with a sample, counts are confirmed and your materials are either staged for upcoming projects or shelved and entered into our proprietary online inventory (see online inventory system). Our facilities are secured with cameras and alarms and employees follow strict procedure to ensure tight security. Within, we have locked storage for items that are of highest importance. Our inventory system has been rated "excellent" by the MPAA.
MDS West /John Drinker Group is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, from providing earth-minded packaging solutions to running an eco-friendly operation.
We offer a variety of recycled, recyclable and biodegradable shipping supplies. For instance, we use 100% biodegradable packing peanuts and acid free copying paper. Our team recycles or reuses nearly 100% of the corrugated boxes, pads, tubes, packing materials and wooden pallets we receive.
We recommend using products that are chemical free or use fewer chemicals whenever possible. In addition, reducing the amount of packaging used helps save the planet and may save money, too. Successful campaigns include choosing effective earth-minded packaging solutions. Let us know your objectives and we’ll help you achieve them with Green Solutions.
MDS West has a complete in-house copy center to meet both your color and B&W needs. Featuring the highest quality digital color system, we'll make your press releases, product photos, sell sheets and more look their absolute best. We also produce personalized letters, color labels, oversized documents and beyond.
Private List Management
MDS West consults you on the best way to update and structure your database to meet your needs. In addition, our IT team will clean, de-duplicate code and standardize lists on a per project basis. We make using your lists easier and more cost effective.
CD/DVD/USB Duplication & Replication
We offer CD, DVD and USB duplication, replication, labeling and packaging. Our team can help with simple EPKs to fully-interactive DVD presentations. We create splash pages and menus using your artwork, releases, photos and video. Let us help you package your vision.
In text and/or html, we disseminate press releases, sales & promotional material, affiliate communications and more simultaneously to 25 or 25,000 using your lists. Our experienced staff helps set up and design your messages in full html and/or text. We report sends, fails and/or bad addresses. Our administrator adds an "opt out" on emails. Recipients who choose not to receive an email are automatically removed from future distributions. You are not charged for emails and that do not go through. Once the email is approved and the list is ready, this is a same-day service.
Direct Mail Lists
MDS West helps you reach out to key consumers by brokering direct mailing lists, narrowed using a variety of demographic criteria such as age, income, zip code, interests and more.