Operating any type of business requires keeping many balls in the air. Just dropping one can be as troubling as a slice in your income to starting the downward spiral of your business. One way to avoid that is to delegate and outsource those things that keep you from being able to focus. One option to consider is outsourcing fulfillment services. By putting someone else in charge of your inventory management, assembly and fulfillment to warehousing, logistics, transportation and overall process management, and other tasks, you can reap some pretty amazing benefits.
Lower Your Anxiety – Supply chain challenges can be overwhelming. It is like when one cog in a gear breaks; suddenly the rest of the gear is just as worthless. You can alleviate the anxiety you feel about the process by outsourcing fulfillment services.
Lower Shipping Costs – Professional companies offering fulfillment services can often shave off a percentage of your shipping costs because of the bulk delivery discounts they can achieve.
Lower Operating Costs – Warehousing your products yourself involves both fixed and variable operating costs. By utilizing fulfillment services where they store your products, you’ll only pay for the amount of space needed instead of a whole warehouse when that isn’t what is needed.
Easy Shift to Global Sales – Many companies are not set up to handle international orders, but when you work with a company offering fulfillment services, you gain their framework for shipping orders into new markets.
24/7 Customer Service – If you do not currently operate around the clock answering customer requests and handling refunds, exchanges, and returns, you can gain this ability through fulfillment services, resulting in happier customers. In addition, same day delivery and other expediencies can be achieved.