Friday, October 9, 2020

Maximizing growth with a 3PL.

As your business gets going and starts growing, one area that can become overwhelming is fulfilling the orders and still have time to build and expand on your success.

Do more with a logistics provider.

The e-commerce industry is quickly growing and is expected to more than double in the next few years. With same-day and two-day shipping it is no surprise some consumers skip waiting in lines to wait at home. Starting your own online store can be a lucrative venture with just a little time and elbow grease. As your business gets going and starts growing, one area that can become overwhelming is fulfilling the orders and still have time to build and expand on your success.

Don’t worry though, Selery Fulfillment is your solution!


Why Do You Need a 3PL?

1. The Customer First

Running a startup or SMB can be extremely time consuming. As your e-commerce business takes off so does your free time. The time you once had to get everything done doesn’t seem like enough anymore. One of the first things that will suffer because of this is the customer experience.

The customer experience is what drives your business and by partnering with a 3PL you can focus on the things that matter most. This can be beneficial for your company in the short- and long-term. Instead of spending much of your time shipping orders you can be focusing more on growing your business.


2. A Higher Ceiling

Most e-commerce businesses were are not created for order fulfillment. Although fulfilling orders can be done by anyone, it cannot be done well by everyone. Fulfilling orders is one thing but having adequate storage for all of your product is another thing. In-house fulfillment is an easy way to create a bottleneck for the growth of your business.  Not only will much of your time be processing orders, your product line and inventory can be limited by the space you have available. This will then create added costs of hiring employees and renting a facility that can adequately house your products. Not to mention the expense of software needed to efficiently track orders and inventory. As your business grows you may then run out of space forcing you to upgrade to a larger facility.

By outsourcing fulfillment to a reliable 3PL you’re relying on a company that already has experience in the areas you don’t. As your business grows, a 3PL can easily handle the influx of storing inventory and processing  orders which will create a better customer experience and allow you to focus on the growth of your business.


3. Save Money

When you outsource your fulfillment don’t think of it as an extra expense but look at it as a bundled savings. The major expenses you bundle are:

  • Facilities
  • Employees
  • Equipment
  • Software (Sometimes complex and pricey)
  • Shipping costs
  • Boxes and packing materials

You have enough to focus on so save the hassle of managing these things to the professionals.


The Takeaway

E-commerce is a fast-paced industry with virtually unlimited potential and a vast market. A great 3PL will benefit your growing business and allow you to reach your potential. Through outsourcing your fulfillment you can:

  • Focus on your customers
  • Raise your ceiling
  • Save money

Take Action!

Looking to start or expand your own e-commerce business? We'd love to help. Selery Fulfillment is a unique one-stop 3PL provider for small to medium sized businesses. Personalized and convenient multi-channel order fulfillment, 2-day shipping, kitting and warehousing in Dallas, Texas.

Why Selery?

  • Same day fulfillment
  • Offer 2-day shipping
  • Customized for you