How to know if you should outsource your shipping and fulfillment

By | June 10, 2015

Here is another good analysis on the decision to outsource your shipping and fulfillment. The author focuses on whether the e-commerce business is at the right size and stage to take this step.

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An outsourced order fulfillment service can take a lot of burden off your shoulders. Not only do these companies house, package and ship your products, but they can usually do this immediately when an order comes through on your website or e-commerce platform.

An outsourced order fulfillment service can take a lot of burden off your shoulders. Not only do these companies house, package and ship your products, but they can usually do this immediately when an order comes through on your website or e-commerce platform.

While this can undoubtedly be a huge help, working with an outside company does come with added risk.

You have to make sure they can handle your orders properly. You also have to factor in the cost of outside fulfillment, which is most beneficial when you have a medium volume of orders, between 30 to 1,500 per month.

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