6 Ways Outsourcing Fulfillment Services Can Help You Grow Your Business
6 Ways OutsourcingFulfillment Services Can Help You Grow Your Business Innovative Fulfillment Solutions LLC 4346 Belgium Blvd Kansas City, MO 64150-1704 1-888-275-3000 816-587-5880
As any e-commerce business owner knows, managing the myriad details involved in the fulfillment process demands extensive time and resources.
Outsourcing the fulfillment of your product orders to a fulfillment service expert can provide a variety of benefits.
Six Examples Experienced fulfillment service provider can be beneficial for your business
#1 Fulfillment functions may notbe the best use of your time If your strength is finding new products, establishing new customer relationships or generating sales, that’s where you should be utilizing your time and talents. An experienced fulfillment partner can help you efficiently manage the critically important “back-end” operational issues that can be time-consuming and costly, and take your focus away from growing your business.
#2 Expanding your warehousespace can be costly and difficult Having the ability to expand your inventory can be critical to meeting increased customer demand for product. But finding the right space at the right price can be difficult. And if your products need to be in a climate- controlled environment, that can be hard to accommodate if you’re doing your own warehousing. Plus, signing a long-term lease for a space that may need to increase later can eat away your operating cash, which could be used to buy and sell product.
An established fulfillment provider should already have ample warehouse space to house your current product and enough room to allow your business to expand in the future. In addition to the storage issue, leasing and maintaining warehouse equipment – fork lifts, racking, packing materials and supplies – puts an additional drain on your hard costs.
#3 A commitment to excellenceleads to a better response timein shipping With full-time staff dedicated to picking, packing and shipping product, your customers’ orders will be processed quickly and efficiently, often with a much shorter turnaround time than you might be able to provide.
#4 A centrally-located fulfillmentservices provider means quickerdelivery to your customers A central location can also mean uniform shipping times and costs since UPS and FedEx both base their rates on distance traveled. Shipping from the center of the U.S. will always cost less because the distance traveled is always less. When you offer a faster, less expensive delivery time, your customer satisfaction will be enhanced dramatically. This is especially important around special events and holidays, and can make the difference between a customer placing an order with you or shopping some where else.
#5 Established information systemshelp to maintain accurate data onorders A professional fulfillment provider will have the systems in place to capture, track and report data based on the buying habits of your customers. This gives you easy access to information on who your customers are, what they have purchased and why they purchased. This important data mining capability can be invaluable as you make marketing and product selection decisions.
#6 A provider with a 100% focuson supporting your fulfillmentneeds From the moment a consumer decides to purchase your product, a fulfillment provider is focused on making sure that the experience is pleasant, that the product is shipped quickly and accurately, and that all key back office systems are supporting your on- going business needs. If you are open to considering all these ways – and many others – in which a third-party fulfillment services provider can benefit your business, you’ll be amazed at the time you will have to do what you do best: running your business.
For more information about IFS, visit www.ifssolutions.com To learn more about how IFS can provide your company with the highest qualityfulfillment services, contact Keith Milburn, at email@example.com or call 1-888-275-3000 Innovative Fulfillment Solutions LLC 4346 Belgium Blvd Kansas City, MO 64150-1704 1-888-275-3000 816-587-5880