Where do you see your business in five years? What about in ten years? As your business grows, you’ll feel the satisfaction of success impact your life in many different ways. You’ll have greater wealth, a deeper sense of achievement, and the pride in having built something with your own hard work. Businesses grow much like people. Sometimes they have spurts, and sometimes they don’t grow at all, for any one of a number of reasons. While there are no sure-fire means of making sure your business grows at a consistent and steady rate there are both strategies and services available to make sure your business has the best chance possible for enjoying continuous and robust growth. One of the easiest of these methods and strategies to implement is known as outsourced fulfillment management, or logistics management.
How Outsource Order Fulfillment Works
When you outsource your logistics management needs to an independent third party company that company essentially assumes control over each aspect of your operational back end, including warehousing, storage, order processing, and order shipment. Many also include several before- and after-sale services and also include customer service staffing and direct marketing mail campaign management.The fulfillment service company accepts your product inventory straight from the wholesaler or manufacturer, meaning you no longer have to await product deliveries or deal with the headaches of warehouse or storage facility management. Once within the company’s storage facility, your product inventory is protected in climate controlled, electronically secure storage until needed for order fulfillment.
The Fulfillment Process
Service company staff members work carefully to make sure your package is wrapped and prepared for shipment with a maximum of efficiency but also diligence in preventing loss prevention due to breakage. This helps you and the fulfillment company alike reduce costs and overhead while also increasing profitability.Many fulfillment service providers also offer order tracking on their packages, so that you and the customer can both keep tabs on the package’s route through the delivery service and to the customer’s home or place of business. Being able to quickly find a package for a customer who is inquiring where the package is builds up a lot of good will and trust, which is something you will need in order to get more customers to buy from you online. People don’t buy from online businesses that they do not trust but they will return over and over again to businesses that they do trust. Fulfillment services give you the tools you need to make your customers happy and build good relationships with them.