Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The value of using a 3PL fulfillment service with a climate controlled warehouse

The importance of climate-controlled warehouse storage. Climate-controlled storage warehouses employ various techniques to manage temperature and humidity.

Climate controlled warehousing checklist.

Let's start with the most important items, and the questions you should ask before using a 3PL with a climate controlled building in your area.

Do they have air conditioning with refrigerator or freezer units? Is the temperature monitored regularly? Are humidity levels tracked? 

Many average storage facilities have a high exposure to dust, debris, and pests. You also avoid these problems when you choose to store your products in a controlled climate warehouse. Dust and poor air quality can be a big problem. Storage with climate control should be inside a well-insulated building with greater protection from the outside environment. This type of storage facility keeps down dust and debris and also keeps out insects and rodents, which can wreak havoc with stored items.

3PL climate controlled fulfillment

What is a climate controlled warehouse?

Temperature-controlled warehouses use heating and cooling technology to regulate the temperature within the facility. If warehouses are located in mild or moderate climates, the storage space in a warehouse generally stays within the range of temperatures that keeps the majority of products safe and protected.

Do I need a climate controlled warehouse?

If you have a business that sells perishable goods, you already know the importance of using a climate controlled space. Certain beauty products, liquids, home furnishings, groceries/foods, products with adhesives and more are susceptible to damage if not stored properly. To ensure your products stay safe and undamaged, you must store them in secured climate controlled facilities.

What about humidity?

Experts say that different types of goods require varying levels of humidity. For instance, in the United States, materials like photo albums, pianos made of fine wood, leather jackets, etc. are known to stick together, or worse, melt when humidity levels soar high.

Industry experts suggest the below mentioned relative humidity levels:

  1. Paintings & fine arts – 50%
  2. Fabrics – 55%
  3. Papers – 35%
  4. Electronics – 60%
  5. Metals – 55%
  6. Wine – 50 to 80%
  7. Wooden items – 30 to 50%

Take Action!

Your products may be fine in an uncontrolled warehouse during regular weather, but what about a heat wave or cold storm? Selery Fulfillment is a unique one-stop 3PL logistics provider for small to medium sized businesses. Personalized and convenient multi-channel ShipStation order fulfillment, 2-day shipping, kitting, subscription box fulfillment, and climate-controlled warehousing.

Why Selery?

  • Same day fulfillment
  • Offer 2-day shipping
  • Account rep