Small Business Fulfillment

Should your small business use a fulfillment center? What should a small business consider when choosing a Fulfillment Center?

Should you consider using small business fulfillment services?

Because we have experience with fulfillment centers in the past, we can say with 100% without a doubt, the answer to that question is YES! Some of the advantages include:

  • Fulfillment center is able to buy large quantities of shipping materials and receive bulk discounts
  • You don’t have to run a warehouse operation
  • Fulfillment Center is automated and uses bar code scanners
Keep in mind that if you are truly “cash strapped”, you may have to hold off on outsourcing until you have adequate funds. Also, if shipping is a core function of your business (for example, some just in time manufacturing companies), then outsourcing may not be the best option. Otherwise, most often the “freeing up” of time allows you to focus on more critical tasks for your company that bring value and grow sales.

What to keep in mind when choosing Small Business Fulfillment

  • Get reports of everything going in and out of the fulfillment center
  • Do they operate a call center
  • Will they supply good customer service?
  • What are your customer’s requirements?
  • What kind of product are you selling?

Because order fulfillment is one of the most important aspects of achieving repeat customers and referrals, choosing a small business fulfillment center that can meet your needs, exceeds in customer service, uses the latest technology and can easily integrate with shopping carts, is one of the top priorities of any business. Shipping costs have increased and using an order fulfillment company will help you to remain competitive in a competitive market.

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