Winter’s chill has got the nation in its steely grip, with even lower temperatures expected in the coming weeks. And with temperatures falling, the amount of time needed to conduct business can often slow to a crawl as well.
If you’re a small business or home-based business operator dealing in mail order product fulfillment, you probably already know the frustrations and pitfalls associated with inclement weather. Snows, sleet, hail, and freezing temperatures can slow down delivery time, hinder or even sabotage attempts at inventory and inventory control. If your merchandise is susceptible to temperatures, you may also be looking at loss of profits.
There’s An Easier Way To Do Business
Fulfillment companies, also sometimes called third-party fulfillment providers, give your online business the freedom from worrying about any kind of harsh weather. Many fulfillment companies offer climate controlled warehousing and cold storage facilities, so that your inventory is protected against the most extreme high temperatures as well as these chilling, energy sapping lows.
Fulfillment companies work in partnership with many different client companies at a time, providing them all with expert logistics support and order and gift fulfillment services. These services include package preparation including safety and shipping concerns, postage, and delivery to a designated shipping service.
Fulfillment Means Freedom From Worry
The chief advantage fulfillment companies offer their client businesses is the freedom to concentrate on other business matters. It’s no secret that warehousing, storage, and order processing can all exact a huge drain on a startup company’s resources. By easing that burden and extending its logistical expertise and resources to the client company’s efforts, the fulfillment provider makes the client company’s growth unfettered from these diverting necessities.
How To Enlist A Fulfillment Company’s Services
Fulfillment companies – especially southern fulfillment companies, which take advantage of milder climates as a boon to better warehousing storage – enter into a contractually binding but mutually beneficial relationship with their client companies. Typically, the fulfillment company will charge a percentage of the total costs of each product sold. This percentage is sometimes negotiable, but may also often change as the client business grows (or contracts) in size.
Fulfillment companies have a vested interest in their clients’ continued success. The more product they are able to move on behalf of the client, the more their own profit margin grows. As the two companies grow together, their relationship continues to draw increasing profits.