Understanding the Value of Outsourcing Fulfillment

Running a business that does ecommerce involves many moving parts. Ecommerce requires online marketing, technical knowledge and customer service. On top of all of that, you need to figure out how to get your product to customers. This can be a headache, especially if you’re operating out of a space that barely fits your products. That’s where outsourcing fulfillment comes in handy. Here’s how allowing another company to handle fulfillment can help your business operate and grow. 

 

Saving on Overhead Costs

As your business grows, you will no longer be able to handle fulfillment with the staff you have. This could mean hiring more people to keep up with this important task. It can also mean outsourcing fulfillment to a company that charges you a flat rate to get your products to your customers. 

 

Completing Orders Faster

Fulfillment centers thrive on efficiency. They have processes in place to make fulfilling every order as quick and accurate as possible. Some companies even have multiple fulfillment centers, which means they may be shipping from locations closer to your customers. Customers benefit from a faster turnaround, which can lead to referrals and repeat business. 

 

Higher Storage Capacity

Your building only has so much space. Whether you’re operating out of an office, a storefront or your own home, your ecommerce business will more than likely outgrow that space. When this happens, it’s time to consider outsourcing fulfillment services. 

 

Expert Order Management

When you first set out to start an ecommerce business, it probably wasn’t because you had a knack for order management. With fulfillment centers, orders are what they do, day in and day out. The representatives at these businesses will be able to provide you with expert advice and insights, as well as professional service. 

 

Reduced Shipping Costs

Another cost associated with order fulfillment is shipping. When you’re shipping products on your own, shipping costs can really eat away at your profits or deter customers from ordering from your company. Fulfillment companies ship large amounts for multiple companies, which gives them an advantage in terms of shipping rates. Those savings are passed on to the companies that utilize their services and, ultimately, their customers. 

 

Working with a fulfillment company is a great choice for an ecommerce brand. Pollock Orora can connect you with one of these businesses if you need help finding the perfect one. Call us at 972-263-2126 or reach out online to learn more about Pollock Orora’s fulfillment and kitting services.