Everything you need to know about third-party logistics, warehousing, and fulfilment. Whether you’re thinking about starting an eCommerce business, or you’ve been selling products for a while, you’ve probably thought about warehousing, shipping, and fulfilment. Sure, making sales is the exciting part. But what happens after the order is placed? Somehow your product needs to end up in your customers’ hands.
There are three ways this could happen.
- You sell a product from a dropshipper who will fulfil orders for you.
- You fulfil your own orders, either independently or with a team.
- You work with a logistics company who will handle your warehousing and fulfilment.
There are clear benefits to packing and shipping your own orders: it’s flexible and cheap. For these reasons, businesses that are just starting out, and or businesses that have unique packaging needs, often choose to handle their own logistics. And regardless of age or industry, any business that is struggling with cash flow will be better off handling things in-house. Sometimes you have more time to spend than money. But if your business is growing quickly and you have the cash on hand to outsource, you may be interested in exploring third-party warehousing and fulfilment. There are many logistics companies that will store your product, and take care of packing and shipping your orders.
We have listed the benefits below…
1. Avoid long-term leases
2. No staff required
3. Be more effective
4. Save money
5. Spend more time growing your business
If you’re so busy dealing with order fulfilment that you don’t have time to focus on growth, it might be time to start outsourcing it. As a business owner, you need to be able to devote time to sales and marketing if you want to be around for the long-term.
Talk to Uneek-Group today about your logistics and fulfilment requirements…