As a business owner you can do everything and you can do it better than anyone else, right? Uh, no. That’s why you might want to consider outsourcing your company’s order fulfillment process. Order fulfillment providers store your product and fill orders for you. Usually, they charge a flat fee per month for storing your goods and then charge additional fees to pack and ship your orders. Why ask someone else to handle your cherished product, the heart of your business? To start, order fulfillment businesses are good at what they do—we hate to say it—and they’ll do a better job than you ever could. A few other benefits:
- They could lower your shipping costs because they ship in bulk.
- Paying for the small part of a warehouse you actually use to store your product could lower your overall operating costs.
- Pick the right order fulfillment firm and you could also extend the reach of your business to other states and other countries, increasing your profits.
- Customers’ expectations for fast, defined delivery times are higher today than ever before. Your fulfillment firm team likely works 24/7 and has access to technologically advanced systems that will streamline shipping and help you meet and maybe exceed those expectations.