Now that 96 of the Fortune 100 companies use third-party logistics (3PL) providers to handle shipping, it has become obvious that there must be concrete and verifiable benefits.
According to the eCommerce experts at Red Stag Fulfillment, which handles this business for many companies, “The fact that Third Party Logistics services (3PL) are employed by thousands of businesses around the world is a testament to the efficiency and effectiveness of these services.”
One of the best benefits?
“When you take the burden of actually getting your product to your customers off of your shoulders, you are able to focus on what you do best,” according to RSF, which provides industry leading cloud-based order fulfillment for B2C and B2B eCommerce retailers. “Very few people go into business simply because they enjoy managing inventory and shipping products. However, these processes are a necessary part of doing business. As you may have already learned, however, managing your storage, shipping, and returns can quickly take over your already-busy schedule.”
A 3PL company allows firms to delegate these processes to professionals and focus on the true purpose of a business, with the benefit of knowing customers’ needs are being met and that products are being professionally inventoried and shipped.
There are other benefits, as well. Consider the fact that handling shipping today involves keeping track of a constant flurry of technology enhancements as well as shipping provider updates. What company wants to keep track of U.S. postal service or FedEx rate increases, weight limits, and other minutia?
Red Stag isolated five reasons why companies who ship products should consider an outside shipping partner. Check them out here.