Overflow 3PL: Relief Storage for Holidays

Have you considered overflow 3PL for your business? Logistical efficiency is a tricky balance to find, especially when it comes to warehouse management. You don’t want to be in a position where you are using too little of your warehouse space, paying over the odds for the amount of utility you are getting. On the other hand, you don’t want to exceed your facility’s storage capacity without a firm plan for how to properly manage warehouse overflow problems. Crowded aisles, or disorganized boxes and crates, can reduce the safety of your storage areas and undermine the health and safety of your team.

Especially during peak seasons (such as the holidays), overflow inventory management should be on the minds of those involved in the retail supply chain. This is where 3PL specialists such as ShipWizard can help.

Common Inventory Overflow Scenarios

Overflow is a common problem for warehouses and storage facilities of any type. Overflow can happen for a number of reasons, including:

How to Manage Warehouse Overflow

If you are facing warehouse overflow, there are a few steps you can take to mitigate the excess and maintain better control over your space:

  • Optimize your existing space. Just like a well-organized home, a warehouse can benefit from a fresh look at how the space is used. You will want to start with an analysis of your existing warehousing and fulfillment spaces. Some low-cost ideas for optimizing your existing space include:

Product Overflow Facility In Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you are ready to outsource your overflow management, you will find that ShipWizard is the perfect cost-effective overflow storage solution. When you want a short-term logistics solution that can nimbly respond to your warehouse storage overflow issues, we are at the ready. 

  • Pay-by-shelf: you pay only for the storage space you use. Start your contract with half a dozen SKUs and expand to three dozen as the season progresses, or flex down to zero as you need.
  • Ecommerce shipping: if you’re shipping to customers, you can leave that in our capable hands. We specialize in ecommerce fulfillment: a one-stop shop for order and payment processing, pick and pack, and kitting.
  • High-tech: our state of the art inventory control systems mean that you have real-time updates on the contents of our storage facility. We also offer robust tracking methods for shipping that comes out of our warehouses.
  • Experienced: we have the long-term experience that you need during your peak season. With four decades of serving businesses in the United States and beyond, we can provide you with the steady, competent support required for high-intensity retail periods.

Secure Inventory Overflow Space for the Peak Season

ShipWizard offers a secure, temperature-controlled product overflow facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a significant shipping hub for the US. During the coronavirus pandemic we are taking additional measures to protect our staff and clients, as well as our clients’ customers. You can be confident that our facility is prepared for the challenges of the coming months. Learn more about our storage services by getting in touch.