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Can We Outsource All Of Our 3PL Fulfillment Needs?

Can We Outsource All Of Our 3PL Fulfillment Needs?

When you are running a business, making sales and getting orders are only half the battle.

Once a customer places an order, you need to ensure that it can be filled in a timely manner. Rather than trying to perform all of these functions yourself, you can outsource all of your 3PL fulfillment needs. It will make your business more efficient, help to regulate costs and increase customer satisfaction.

Advantages of Choosing to Outsource All 3PL Fulfillment Needs

  • Save time by sending order details to the order fulfillment company.
    The fulfillment company will have trained staff available for picking orders, preparing them for shipping, preparing labels and tracking the orders once they have been shipped. You can focus on performing the types of functions that will help to grow your business in your area of expertise.
  • Save money by paying only for the orders you ship.
    In an ideal business world, you would have a steady stream of orders to be shipped from one day to the next. The reality is that your number of orders can vary immensely, especially as you are building your business. You may find some times of year are slower than others, as well.

    Rather than paying salaries for a full roster of employees to ship orders when you don’t have much for them to work on, outsource this task instead. You’ll have access to the staffing levels you need, when you need them.

  • Fulfillment centers invest in the latest technology to streamline their processes.
    When you partner with a 3PL logistics company, you get the advantage of the technology it has invested in as part of the deal. If the company has more than one warehouse, you may be able to choose which location where your shipments will be processed. This will help to reduce shipping and processing time, as well as your costs.
  • Improved efficiency leads to increased buyer satisfaction (and more orders).
    Having an order fulfillment company taking charge of your orders means that you can guarantee that all orders received by a set cut-off time will be shipped the same day (subject to availability). Customers will appreciate prompt service and receiving their orders in a timely manner, which will lead to more repeat business, as well as word of mouth recommendations.

With so many advantages to outsourcing all of your 3PL fulfillment needs, there is no reason not to take this step to help to grow your business.

 

July 21, 2015
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