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Relying on drop-shipping (sometimes called

equipment shipping  as furniture or fitness equipment), while lending themselves well to drop-shipping (in that the process absolves the retailer of inventory storage and space issues), their shipping can be a logistical predicament, since the likes of FedEx , DHL , and UPS will not ship such bulky items, and small independent haulers need to be hired instead. Dealing with such small shipping companies requires that all the rules be carefully laid out in advance. Otherwise, they are going to leave the package in the

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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