There are more advantages to outsourcing the processing and shipping of your products to a fulfillment center than just saving money. Although outsourcing will save you money, and time, the biggest benefits of hiring a fulfillment company for your business maybe customer loyalty.Customer loyalty can’t be bought, and it’s very hard to earn, but once you have it you will not only have a customer for life you will also get the friends and family members of that customer to try your products as well. Good word of mouth is better than any other type of advertising, and loyal customers love to talk about their great shopping experiences.
Hiring a fulfillment center leads to customer loyalty because it gives customers consistent service. Customers can always talk to a well trained, friendly customer service rep if they have a question about a product or need help placing an order. They can also get help from a live person if they have a problem with their order and need to have something fixed. Products are sent out in great condition because they are stored in climate controlled warehouse and they are packed appropriately to make sure they arrive at the customer’s home undamaged. Products are also shipped fast and usually tracking information is provided so customers know how to find their package before it’s delivered if they need to. All of those things make customers feel safe and make them feel like they can trust your business, which creates customer loyalty.
Customers can be very wary of buying online from new companies, even if they are used to shopping online. Studies have shown that consumers tend to prefer shopping with companies they know when it comes to shopping online. Hiring a fulfillment services company can help you impress customers and make them feel that they are safe buying from your company, which will lead to increased sales and more repeat sales through the years. Giving customers the kind of consistent buying experience they expect can be difficult sometimes when you have a small business. Employee turnover, increased sales, and other factors can lead to customers sometimes not receiving the kind of service that they expect from a particular business. When that happens they are likely to go elsewhere. So talk to a fulfillment services rep today about how you can give your customers the consistent buying experience they deserve by using a fulfillment services center to process orders, pack and ship items, and provide follow up customer care.