As more and more business is handled online, many companies are finding that the old ways of doing things are not getting things done. Commerce is evolving every day, new businesses are cropping up everywhere, and competition is fiercer than ever before. Owners need to solve problems quickly and efficiently, all while saving the company money. Seem like a tall order? Not if you know where to look.
Efulfillment services (also called pick and pack services) are fast becoming the “go to” solution for many businesses to store, manage, and ship their inventory to clients and customers. One fulfillment center could house dozens, even hundreds, of different products or product lines, freeing up valuable office space in as many companies. In fact, by storing merchandise at a pick and pack facility, many businesses find they no longer need their own warehouse facilities at all, eliminating construction or rental costs as well as any fees associated with maintaining a separate building.
Companies are no longer limited by geography when it comes to shipping. Fulfillment centers can be located anywhere in the country, or even the world, so a business office in Boston can centralize their shipping operations to a fulfillment center in Kansas City, normalizing shipping times and costs to almost every point in the nation. And separate facilities can be stocked overseas, to quickly handle high volume international clients.
And at its core, a pick and pack facility provides a consistent, reliable, and comprehensive system to ship your products wherever they need to go. Inventory is tracked, orders are processed, and your merchandise is safely and securely picked, packed, and shipped. Many facilities even offer customer support, staffing online chat services and phone lines with operators who are trained and informed about your products and your business.
Outsourcing your order processing fulfillment will save you time, energy, and space. All of which will save you money. Simply put, finding the right fulfillment center is one of the best things you could do for your bottom line.