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eCommerce Fulfillment: Why it’s essential to your bottom line

Choosing the right partner can make or break your company’s logistics, customer service, and repeat purchases. Using a fulfillment center like Shipfusion frees you from navigating the fulfillment landscape with zero stress. Below are some insights on how Shipfusion can take your business to the next level.

The importance of understanding when it’s time to sign on to a fulfillment company

Creating a successful fulfillment strategy is your business’s most important process, being able to create a fluid routine is essential to allow you to scale and handle thousands of orders per month. The days of simply ordering stock in and sending it out are gone – customers, selling channels, and your profit rely on your fulfillment solution operating at full efficiency.

Availability of Products

Having an accurate real-time figure of your stock levels ensures you know when to order more and avoid selling out or overselling. This will protect your buyer experience, shield you from negative reviews, and keep your customers happy.

Quick Delivery

The smoothness and efficiency of your warehouse layout and shipping process affect how quickly you can deliver products, which in turn affects which fast shipping programs your listings are eligible for.

Overall Bottom Line

Finally, the quicker you can deliver and replace your stock, the higher your capacity to sell more, increasing your profits and growing your business.

Key Benefits of Signing on to a Fulfillment Company: 

Save Time & Money: Speed up and increase your shipping and receiving by outsourcing the responsibility to a fulfillment center. In most cases, you will find that using a third-party logistics company will lower your overhead costs while decreasing shipping costs. Signing on to a fulfillment company like Shipfusion will give you the freedom to avoid long-term warehouse leases and adding support staff for shipping and receiving.  

Focus On Growth: Outsourcing your fulfillment needs to a 3PL company allows experts to handle all aspects of fulfillment, freeing your time to focus on increasing sales and developing new products. 

Scale Your Business:  It is important to remember that outsourcing fulfilment is a business investment NOT a business expense. 

Become Agile: Expanding your eCommerce business by signing up with a fulfillment company with multi-warehouse locations will allow your business to expand into new markets and new locations. The majority of fulfillment companies will have strategically located warehouses across North America, helping you with your bottom line. 

What to look for in a fulfillment company: 

  • Offers custom inventory management software 
  • Picking and packing services
  • International shipping expertise
  • Special rates with major carriers 
  • Returns
  • Customer Care 

Shipfusion can customize and tailor services to each customer, including multi-warehouse eCommerce fulfillment, customized projects for special orders such as subscription boxes, customized labeling, and packing, pick and packing, cross-docking configuration, quality control, and returns management. 

Many eCommerce businesses come to a point when they wonder whether or not it’s the right time to use a Fulfillment Center? Each company and each brand is unique, but there are a few questions you can go through to decide if it is time to partner with a fulfillment company. Some companies have been using fulfillment services since day one of operations,  others sign up with fulfillment services when faced with difficulties in inventory management, shipping large orders and shipping orders internationally. 

To better understand when is a good time to make the leap to a fulfillment solution first, we will go through what a Fulfillment company like Shipfusion can do for your business. 

Questions To Ask About Fulfillment: 

  • How much time is your team taking processing order fulfillment, from receiving inventory to shipping and returns?
  • Do you have a whole team dedicated to your fulfillment?
  • How much money is your current fulfillment solution costing you?
  • What is your software solution for inventory management and order fulfillment? 
  • Are you leasing warehouse space to hold inventory?
  • How many cross-marketplaces are you selling your goods on? 
  • Is your product distributed at multiple warehouse locations across North America to lower shipping costs? 

Shipfusion sets your business on autopilot and combines flexible, reliable fulfillment with powerful, real-time technology. Shipfusion has multiple fulfillment centers across the US and Canada– making it easy to manage your eCommerce business. For more information on how to set your business on autopilot, contact one of our fulfillment specialists today.

“Part of the theme at Shipfusion is that we don't constrain our clients. We work with them as business partners, which allows them great flexibility to work with other 3PL solutions and still take advantage of Shipfusion services.”

Dean Bentley-Falcke
Senior Solutions Architect and eCommerce Specialist
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