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Blake Vaughn Joins Fifth Gear as Vice President, Sales and Marketing

By Katie Guyer

Retail operations partner taps supply chain veteran to lead company’s business development and marketing organization

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 21, 2014) – Fifth Gear, a provider of outsourced order fulfillment, customer care, and technology for ecommerce and omnichannel retailers, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Blake Vaughn as vice president, sales and marketing.

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Fifth Gear’s Don Van der Wiel Honored at CFO of the Year Awards

By Katie Guyer

Fulfillment provider’s CFO has increased company revenue, footprint in 3 years on the job
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 10, 2013) – Indianapolis-based order fulfillment provider Fifth Gear is pleased to announce that its Chief Financial Officer, Don Van der Wiel, was recently named an honoree at the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2013 CFO of the Year Awards.

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Fifth Gear Wins $10,000 for Charity in Indiana Service Challenge

By Katie Guyer

Local fulfillment provider’s project awarded much-needed funds for Wheeler Mission Ministries
 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 25, 2013) – Indianapolis-based order fulfillment provider Fifth Gear announced today that it has won a $10,000 cash prize for its corporate charity of choice, Wheeler Mission Ministries, through Companies With A Mission’s 2013 Indiana Service Challenge.

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Fifth Gear Announces Integrations with Magento, BigCommerce, Kalio Ecommerce Platforms

By Katie Guyer

Fulfillment provider establishes connections that combine platforms’ intuitive features with company’s robust order management technology
 INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 4, 2013) – Fifth Gear, a provider of outsourced fulfillment services, contact centers, retail technology, and marketing services for direct-to-consumer retailers, announced today that it has developed integrations between its proprietary order management system and three industry-leading ecommerce platforms: BigCommerce, Magento, and Kalio.

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Fifth Gear Selected to Lead Sessions and Roundtables at Operations Summit 2013

By Jessica Balser

Veteran fulfillment provider’s president will share supply chain, customer experience tips at direct-to-consumer event
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 15, 2013) –The second annual Operations Summit, the only conference exclusively for direct-to-consumer operations and fulfillment, will take place in Columbus, OH April 23-25.  As a recognized leader in ecommerce operations, Fifth Gear president Matt Konkle will share his expertise at two conference sessions as well as facilitate discussion roundtables about best practices in the fulfillment industry.

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Fifth Gear Recognizes Exemplary Team Members with Presentation of Annual GEARY Awards

By Jessica Balser

In February, fifteen Fifth Gear team members were recipients of the company’s Annual GEARY Awards in recognition of individual commitment to the company core values:  Client Success, Integrity, Teamwork, Quality and Commitment.  Five annual winners, along with ten finalists, were personally recognized and congratulated by members of the company’s executive leadership team with the presentation of formal awards, certificates, prize packages, and remarks shared with their department peers.

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Fifth Gear Sponsors Upcoming directXchange Conference

By Jessica Balser

Order fulfillment provider continues support at conference for catalog and online retail leaders
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 19, 2013) – Fifth Gear, a provider of direct-to-consumer order fulfillment, contact center, retail technology, and marketing services, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming directXchange Conference by NEMOA, a national conference for direct marketers.

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Fifth Gear Launches 2013 Community Giving Campaign

By Jessica Balser

Employees of local order fulfillment provider choose to support Wheeler Mission Ministries
Indianapolis, IN (January 21, 2013) – The employees of Fifth Gear’s Indianapolis headquarters have selected local Wheeler Mission Ministries to support in 2013.  Throughout the year, Fifth Gear employees will volunteer time, contribute funds, and create awareness for the social services organization.

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Fifth Gear Employees Continue Holiday Giving Initiative

By Jessica Balser

Employees of fulfillment services provider raised record-setting funds during busy holiday season
Louisiana, MO (January 14, 2013) – Online retailers saw increased sales this past holiday shopping season which meant local order fulfillment company Fifth Gear  saw record-setting volumes in its warehouses and contact centers.   Even in the holiday haste of fulfilling thousands of orders, Fifth Gear employees were also able to fulfill the holiday needs of 32 families in the community.

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Fifth Gear Launches Career Initiative for Supply Chain Graduates

By Katie Guyer

ACCELERATOR Program Targets Leadership Development
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 30, 2012) – Fifth Gear, a single-source provider of order fulfillment, contact centers, retail technology, and marketing services for direct-to-consumer retailers, has unveiled a new career development initiatives for upcoming college graduates in supply chain management, logistics, or similar fields of study.

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Fifth Gear Sponsors Upcoming directXchange Conference

By Staff Writer

Order fulfillment provider continues support at conference for catalog and online retail leaders
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 24, 2012) – Fifth Gear, a provider of direct-to-consumer order fulfillment, contact center, ecommerce technology, and marketing services, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming directXchange Conference by NEMOA, a national conference for direct marketers.

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Chamber of Commerce Names Fifth Gear Business of the Month

By Staff Writer

Chamber of Commerce Names Fifth Gear Business of the Month
Order Fulfillment Company Receives Recognition from Local Chamber
LOUISIANA, MO (August 13, 2012) – Local order fulfillment company Fifth Gear has been chosen as the August Business of the Month by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.  Fifth Gear employs hundreds of local residents at their warehouse and contact center facilities and is a consistent supporter of community businesses and community organizations.

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Smarter Remarketer, Fifth Gear Announce Partnership to Accelerate Ecommerce for Global Retailers

By Katie Guyer

Ecommerce order fulfillment provider adds Smarter Remarketer to elite list of industry marketing partners
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 30, 2012) – Smarter Remarketer and Fifth Gear, two leading ecommerce solution providers serving global retail brands, announced a mutual referral partnership today that will develop operational efficiencies and drive incremental revenue opportunities for their retail clients.

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Fifth Gear Releases Retail Branding White Paper

By Staff Writer

Ecommerce Services Provider Details Strategies During Order Fulfillment Process
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – October 13, 2011 – Fifth Gear, a leading provider of order fulfillment, contact centers, ecommerce technology, and marketing services, has released a white paper outlining the importance of branding initiatives in direct-to-consumer retail operations. Branding Beyond the Sale: The Opportunity of Order Fulfillment provides retailers with innovative strategies for building customer loyalty and strengthening their brand promises during the order fulfillment process.

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Fifth Gear Aids in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

By Staff Writer

Pennsylvania Employees Lend a Hand to Victims of Natural Disasters
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, PA (September 15, 2011)– Although the Hazle Township, Pennsylvania facilities of order fulfillment provider Fifth Gear were not damaged by the effects of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, other areas of the State were devastated.

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