Like with your business, 3rd party logistics companies often develop specialties based on the tools and skills that they have available to them. This might mean that one 3PL is really good with beauty products while another is amazing with pet toys. Just like no eCommerce company can be on top of every niche within eCommerce, no 3PL can do it all. We don’t mean to brag (much), but we’re really the company to call when you need a partner to help with electronics fulfillment.
We Have Your Electronics Fulfillment Covered
Electronics fulfillment can be a really challenging process, especially when you consider how fickle the market can be.
What’s the hottest selling smartphone today might be totally lost in the dust tomorrow. Fulfillment services like ours that work with electronics understand that it’s not a cut and dry niche, which is why we make sure you’re covered in areas like:
- SKU Management. All those cables, cases and even the electronics themselves can be hard to tell apart visually, especially in a warehouse setting. Instead of tossing them all in a bin and hoping that the right ones get picked on the floor, each item and its variants are given individual SKUs. That way we can verify that the right item is being pulled for each order, even when they all look a lot alike. The SKU doesn’t lie. This method of inventory management also helps us keep an accurate count of the products in your warehouse.
- Inventory Optimization. Our inventory management techniques also serve another purpose. They can help us keep your in-stock products at optimal levels. Too few and you’ll sell out quickly and often, irritating customers and even causing them to go to other retailers; too many and you’re going to end up with too much costly inventory on hand when the newest phones land. An optimized inventory reduced losses, as well as back orders!
- Reverse Logistics. No one wants to have to deal with returns, but the truth is that electronics retail can be especially sticky. One minute everything’s great and the next your products are arriving DOA because of manufacturing defects.
This is when you need experts in returns management to quickly assess, then replace or repair products with issues. Those that can’t be fixed have to be disposed of properly, which is another service the best reverse logistics companies will provide.
Owning an electronics eCommerce company means juggling a lot of products, information and responsibility. That’s why it helps to bring in a partner with the right technology and processes to simplify everything from shipping to returns all under one roof. Now is a great time to start with a 3PL, even if you’ve never tried one before.