John Nugent, owner of Shipping Etc. (http://shippingetc.com) in Lafayette recently attended the By Invitation Only National Mail & Parcel Center Industry's "Masters Summit" in Palm Desert, CA. At the event, held May 3-5, Nugent was recognized for gross sales in the Top 10 percent of the country for similar-size stores, based on his sales volume with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the USPS.
The event was designed to recognize sales leaders like Nugent, and, to gather input and suggestions regarding the mail and parcel industry's future, said Steve Merrick, of MPC Coaches Network, which sponsored the retreat.
"John's opinion not only matters, but is critical as we evolve our services and outreach to customers who need packing, shipping and business support services," added Merrick. During the retreat, Nugent participated in group discussions focused on social media and modern marketing, state-of-the-art store designs, financial strength assessments, business analysis and actively planning for the future.
Shipping Etc., located at 3209 West Pinhook Road, is the largest packaging, crating and shipping center in the Acadiana area and is the only independently owned UPS Authorized shipping outlet in Lafayette.