5 Reasons to outsource to a 3pl
Many factors compete for your attention when growing your business. For example, costs, time, customer demand, and competitors can make it difficult to optimize and streamline your supply chain. Many businesses have now chosen to outsource to a 3PL, and there’s a reason. 3PL providers help by offering warehousing, fulfilment, and transportation services that can be customized and scaled based on their customer’s demand and needs. Businesses who outsource their supply chain know the expertise provided by a 3PL is crucial in staying competitive and meeting customer demand.
Here are 5 reasons why you should outsource to a 3PL:
1. Saves you Money
Outsourcing to a 3PL provider can save you time and money allowing you to focus on your core competencies. A 3PL eliminates your need to invest in the infrastructure and staff needed to control and optimize your supply chain. 3PLs know how to manage warehousing, fulfilment, and transportation so they are better equipped to find ways to optimize your supply chain and save you money. This network of resources also extends to preferred carrier rates and value-added services that can provide additional savings in storing, fulfilling, and transporting.
2. Capital Investment Opportunities
Since you are saving money with a 3PL, you now have the opportunity to invest that additional capital into other aspects to grow your business. This can be used to expand or improve your current product/service offering or invest in marketing/advertising activities to gain exposure.
3. Supply Chain Flexibility
3PL providers can easily scale labor, transportation, and storage to flexibly meet your seasonal demands or dealing with last-minute inbound/outbound shipments. Business is growing? No problem, a 3PL has the resources available to make adjustments and accommodate your business’ growth.
4. Streamline & Optimize Supply Chain
3PL providers bring a lot to the table: their extensive network, technology, industry expertise, and continuous improvements in their processes. This allows them to objectively analyze your supply chain and identify areas of improvement. A streamlined and optimized supply chain means improvements in customer service and higher profits.
5. Technological Resources and Automation
Companies that outsource can take advantage of a 3PL’s state of the art technology, automation, and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). This provides real-time order visibility and insight into your inventory management and strategy. Also, the data gathered from day-to-day operations can help make better decisions about how to optimize your supply chain. By analyzing the trends, 3PL’s can make recommendations in confidence that can cut costs and get your products out to customers faster.
If you’re considering outsourcing to a 3PL, C2W Distribution can help. We offer both 3PL & 4PL solutions to meet your fulfilment, eCommerce, dropshipping, & storage requirements. By leveraging our state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we’re able to fulfil your business needs while making your supply chain more efficient, reducing costs, and improving customer satisfaction. Leave the logistics to us, while you focus on your core competencies.
Interested in learning more? Contact us today to see what we can do for your supply chain.