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Ferguson Associates


Est 1981

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Ferguson Associates


Est 1981

 
 

About Us

With over thirty years of experience delivering customized third party distribution services to multiple industries, Ferguson Associates provides invisible, high quality, physical operations and order administration to facilitate time for clientele to develop, market, sell and grow their brands.

Ferguson Associates is an invisible 3rd party pick/pack warehousing facility and container freight station that functions within the framework of your accounting system, eliminating the need to transfer data between systems.  Your customers receive documentation/communication from YOUR distribution center.

Ferguson Associates was founded in 1981 by Robert Ferguson who previously served as Vice President of Operations for both Chanel Perfumes and Ralph Lauren Fragrance Groups.

We are a family run business.  Warehouse Operations are managed by son, Ron Ferguson, who joined the business upon college graduation.  Administration is managed by wife, Maria Ferguson, who previously worked 25+ years with a Fortune 500 company and 3+ years with a small privately owned distribution business.  

All Fergusons maintain HazMat Certification to handle the fragrance industry commodity safely and legally.

 

The Executive Team

 
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Services


Services


TECHNOLOGY MEETS CONVENIENCE

Our distribution center boasts state-of-the-art security with video surveillance, direct wired to police/fire and is housed in a climate controlled 32,000 square feet.

Order Fulfillment & Product Storage

  • Warehousing
  • Long/Short term storage
  • Order Entry
  • Pick/Pack, 
  • Hazmat Certified
  • Document preparation (packing slip, invoice, manifest, BOL)

VERTICAL INTEGRATION

  • US Customs Bonded Container Freight Station
  • International Freight Forwarder/ Broker
  • Hazmat certified Trucking company
  • Same/Next day Messenger Service
  • Container Hauler
  • All housed in same building
 

EDI AND INVOICE PROCESSING

A requirement of many US dept stores and some boutiques, FA processes into established EDI interface systems, once a 3rd party EDI service is in place.

Internal invoice processing is input directly into your business system whenever possible.

  • Sales Reporting
  • Shipping Reports
  • Customer Service
  • Customized Invoicing Solutions

FOLLOW UP

Ferguson Associates has an unprecedented follow up and follow through process, second to none.  We remain vigilant until each process/project is complete, reminding all involved of any loose ends!

CHARGEBACK SERVICES

Charge-backs are the bane of Dept Store Vendors.  FA practices charge-back avoidance and can provide guidance  in recovery of many invalid (yet costly) charge-backs.

  • EDI Processing
  • C-TRAT Certified Guidance
 

SCANNING TECHNOLOGY

State of the art scanning technology is used to pick & pack orders and receive products

 

Labeling and ASSEMBLY

  • UPC creation/ labeling
  • Gift Set assembly
  • Gift With Purchase assembly

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Assistance in the form of consulting, referrals and guidance is provided by Ferguson Associates through a collective 50+ years of business experience.  Help such as facilitation of C-TPat certification, establishing a business system that is right for you, reporting guidance, E commerce setup, Product Filling and Packaging solutions, International product movement and much more.

 
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E-Commerce


E-Commerce


E-Commerce Fulfillment

  • Direct to consumer for your brand invisibly and professionally
  • Packaged to your specifications
  • Gift Wrapping and/or gift cards
  • Freight charges billed directly to your UPS or FedEx account
  • 3rd party drop ship fulfillment for additional business channel websites such as One Kings Lane, Rue La La, Houzz
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Container Freight Station


Container Freight Station


Ferguson Associates is a bonded licensed Container Freight Station


A CFS is a facility where shared containerized international shipments are taken directly from the port/airport to be cleared of all applicable duties/taxes then released for distribution.  Our close proximity to Port Elizabeth and all 3 New York area airports, makes it ideal. To expedite shared container shipments, simply have your broker/forward consign the freight to clear customs through Ferguson Associates, then skip the wait and freight charges associated with shared shipments.

 

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Clients


Clients


Our clients are excellent at marketing and selling products, but don't absorb overhead (space/staff/equipment) associated with order fulfillment, nor do they need to stay abreast of ever changing requirements for handling/shipping hazardous materials associated with the fragrance industry.

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Contact Us


Contact Us


Send Us a Message

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Location

6 Greek Lane, Edison, NJ 08817

Less than an hour from Manhattan by train or car, Edison is home to one of the largest UPS facilities in the tri-state area and many retail carriers. 

Ground UPS service delivers from Boston to Washington DC next business day.

 
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Careers


Careers


We are currently taking applications for the following positions: 

Administration & Data Entry
Hours: Must be available to work 8:30-5pm 40 hours per week
Send Resume WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS

Position QUALIFICATIONS Required:

  • Self Starter
  • Must be computer savvy with multiple programs (include programs and level of knowledge in response). 
  • Must be very comfortable with MS Excel. 
  • Knowledge of EDI, Sage, MsAccess, Quickbooks and/or Mas90 is a plus.
  • Must be extremely detailed oriented and accurate
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 45 wpm (test may be given at interview).
  • Must be able to communicate via email and by phone effectively in English
  • Must be able to multitask and work as a Team Player
  • Must be seeking long term employment (no job jumpers)
  • Must supply previous work references
  • Prefer local candidates (within 10 miles of Edison, NJ)
  • Must be capable of passing drug testing and software knowledge testing suitable for position

Position Duties could include any/all of these tasks:

  • QuickBooks Enterprise and/or Sage order entry, picking slip, packing slip and invoice generation
  • Import EDI orders into Accounting Software
  • Follow up on order status via daily use and review of open order/unapproved reporting
  • Answering email correspondence
  • Following routing guide instructions (as applicable).
  • Preparation of shipment Manifest/BOL/Master Bill as required by individual customer needs
  • Carrier communication (pickups), including FedEx and common carriers
  • Maintain Business Files as appropriate
  • Month end reporting/balancing and sending to clients (must be available to work late on last business day of each month) 
  • Professionally answer phones, handle calls and take messages
  • Assist in the daily maintenance necessary to keep office areas clean and professional looking including special and routine tasks.


Benefits package includes

  • Pay period is every week
  • Direct Deposit.


Benefits are as follows, after waiting period (depends on the benefit) we offer:

  • Health benefits. We pay half of the employee rate. Employee pays half. BCBSNJ
  • Simple IRA. Company matches up to 3% of amount saved
  • Two weeks vacation after first calendar year


Holidays:

1. New Years Day
2. Good Friday (or floating holiday or your choice)
3. Memorial Day
4. July 4th
5. Labor Day
6. Thanksgiving
7. Day after Thanksgiving
8. Christmas Eve
9. Christmas Day
10. New Years Eve

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