8 Advantages of Outsourcing Order Fulfillment (ecommerce / retail)

8 Advantages of Outsourcing Order Fulfillment

As a merchant, whether you sell $1m worth of products per year or $100m, you can benefit from outsourcing your order fulfillment to a 3PL like us. Why? There are many reasons, but first let me tell you about order fulfillment.

What is an order fulfillment service provider (retail and ecommerce)?

As an order fulfillment provider, we warehouse your products and fulfill orders on your behalf. We store inventory, receive orders, pick, and pack, and ship your products to your customers; we do this efficiently and with great care.

How can my business benefit from outsourcing order fulfillment to a 3 PL?

Merchants that outsource their order fulfillment find great value because:

  1. You have access to our expertise.
  2. You can focus on your core competency.
  3. You have an alternative to investing in overhead / infrastructure.
  4. You have improved customer service.
  5. You can “right size” or scale the scope of operations.
  6. You have opportunities for cost savings.
  7. You will lower your shipping costs.
  8. You can extend your reach.

Let’s look at each one…

Access to our expertise

As an order fulfillment provider, we have the experience and the expertise to avoid mistakes and take care of storing inventory, running a warehouse, picking, and packing, and shipping products.

Focus on your core competency

Outsourcing your order fulfillment to a 3PL provider means you don’t have to deal with permits, personnel, liabilities, systems, carriers, or any other nonsense no related to your business; you can focus on bettering your products and serving your customers.

An alternative to investing in overhead / infrastructure

Do you want to set up a warehouse? Hire people to run it? Buy equipment? Invest in technology to help streamline operations? As an order fulfillment provider, we already have that, so you don’t have to make that investment in capital and know-how.

Improve your customer service

Service is our culture! We treat our clients like they’re rock stars. We have a culture of service that takes great pride in doing our jobs with great care, which enables us to help you better serve your customers. And we have the technology and processes to streamline operations.

The ability to right size or scale your scope of operations

Every business has peaks and valleys, when this happens, we can adapt your operations to both. We can help you scale by focusing on the most important tasks that matter to you, getting to your customer when requested with the right product.

Opportunities for cost savings

You don’t have to cover overhead, warehouse, liabilities, equipment; we do that. That’s just the start. Read the next point…

Lower shipping costs

We have access to a variety of carriers (Air & Ocean, Intermodal, OTR) and various facilities across the country and the world, which gives us the advantage of offering you lower shipping rates.

Extend your reach

We can help you go global.

That’s it in a nutshell.

Looking to partner with a 3PL? The ACE Group is on a mission to help ecommerce businesses be more successful online. We make order fulfillment simple by offering 2 day shipping options, a wide and robust fulfillment network and accurate inventory management. Contact us and let us know how we can help!

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