Lots of businesses these days are facing the tough choice of scaling back their operations or going under entirely. Switching to using an order fulfillment company can make the difference between staying in business or closing for companies that are close to the edge. When you switch your order processing, packing and shipping, and customer service to an order fulfillment company you can operate your business with fewer staff. Having fewer employees means that you will save tens of thousands in salary and benefits plus you don’t have to maintain a large office space to accommodate all of your staff. In fact, you could run your business entirely from home if you use a fulfillment center for all of your order processing and other day to day operations. Essential employees could work from home remotely, eliminating the need for any office space at all. Using VOIP phone and the Internet to stay connected to the fulfillment center you and a skeleton crew of staff could run the entire business and save a lot of money.
Freeing up money isn’t just good for the bottom line. The more resources that you can free up the more money you can spend on growth initiatives, expanding your product line, and marketing. In the current economy businesses that are going to survive until things turn around need to start making some drastic changes in order to be able to meet the demands of investors and customers. Using an order fulfillment company gives you easy access to as much space as you need. Add one new product line or add twenty, you can store all those products for one low cost at a fulfillment center. You won’t even need to hire additional staff to handle increased orders because the fulfillment company will do all of that for you. Order processers who are continually trained in customer service are included in the cost charged by the fulfillment company so no matter how many customer service people you need to make sure that your customers can place orders or get the help they need the fulfillment center will provide them. By giving you extra staff, extra space, and the expertise of highly trained professionals to pack and ship your sold products order fulfillment centers can give you everything you need to save your business for just a cut of each product sold.