The Service Every Small Business Could Benefit From

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In an era where an online presence is a must, you’d be hard-pressed to find a business that doesn’t engage in some form of e-Commerce.

Dispatching products, whether you’re operating a small business or catering to a very niche market, the goal remains simple: to either evolve with modern technology or get left behind. Yet with all the ins and outs of running of a business and more orders coming through, certain aspects can easily get lost in the process.

In between fulfilling orders, maintaining a digital presence, marketing your brand, building a relationship with customers and achieving a healthy work-life balance, you might just have your plate full!

So, you might be wondering how to take your small business to the next level – without burning out.

Introducing Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Are you at a point where you feel your small business is growing beyond capacity? Are you excited but perhaps concerned about your growing workload?

Luckily, this is where third party logistics come into play.

As its name suggests, third party logistics (3PL) refer to the outsourcing of e-Commerce logistics processes. These include everything from warehousing and inventory management to order fulfillment and product delivery.

Benefits of Third Party Logistics (3PL)

Not only does a 3PL service (fulfilment partner) provide added convenience, but it also gives you more freedom and agility as a business owner.

By turning to third party logistics as an option, you can continue to run your business and shipping and delivery processes in an efficient way that doesn’t involve hiring additional staff or getting a warehouse. Partnering with a 3PL service also means that you won’t need to fork out extra for any warehousing costs associated with insurance, rates and taxes.

Simply rely on a fulfilment centre to ease your workload with the following services:

  • Stock management
  • Receiving inbound stock
  • Picking and packing orders
  • Labelling shipments
  • Liaising with logistics providers
  • Managing returns

Best of all, outsourcing your picking and packing requirements allows you to decrease your business’ overheads – while enjoying instant access to high-quality systems and processes at a lower rate. This also means less time worrying about every step in the supply chain, and more time dedicating your time to other areas in your business.

At the end of the day, it’s an investment that ensures you saves you the precious resources of both money and time. You can focus your efforts on optimising and upscaling your business – and most importantly, keeping your customers happy!

Quickmail – Your Trusted 3PL Provider

If third party logistics sounds like the next step for you, let Quickmail be your 3PL provider of choice. As WA’s trusted fulfilment centre, we work hand in hand with businesses big and small to offer them peace of mind through the right shipping and fulfilment solutions.

From start to finish, our logistics experts are here to help. For queries on how we can best serve your business’ needs, get in touch us or obtain your free quote here!

To read more about how Quickmail has helped other small businesses with their product storage, fulfilment and distribution, read our case studies below:

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