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Should You Partner With a Fulfillment Center?

Understanding when it’s time to partner up with a fulfillment center can be confusing. Using a fulfillment center like Shipfusion frees you from navigating the shipping and receiving landscape with zero stress. Below are some tips and insights on when its time to take your business to the next level.

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 help make your decision. Some companies have been using fulfillment services since day one of operations, well others sign up with fulfillment services when faced with difficulties during inventory management, shipping large orders and shipping orders internationally.

To better understand when it is a good time to take the leap and partner with fulfillment center, let’s review fulfillment company like Shipfusion can do for your business.

Fulfillment Center Services

Shipfusion combines flexible, reliable fulfillment with powerful, real-time technology. With warehouses located across the US and Canada, we make it easy to manage your e-commerce business.

  • Receives and stores inventory in a 381,000 SF temperature-controlled warehouse
  • Custom Inventory Management Software
  • Picking and Packing Services
  • International Shipping Expertise
  • 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 labelling and packing, pick and packing, cross-docking configuration, quality control, and returns management.

Questions to Ask a Fulfillment Center:

  • How much time does your team take processing order fulfillment; from receiving inventory to shipping and returns?
  • Do you have a dedicated team just for 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 products on?
  • Is your product distributed at multiple warehouse locations across North America to lower shipping costs?

Shipfusion Fulfillment Services & Benefits

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.

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: It is important to remember that outsourcing fulfilment is a business investment NOT a business expense. Using a strong fulfillment company will help enable your company to focus on important tasks with growing profitability such as marketing, manufacturing, customer support and so on. You save money on all aspects associated with shipping.

Become Agile: Expanding your eCommerce business by bringing on a fulfillment company with multi-warehouse locations will allow your business to expand into new markets and new locations across the globe. Did you know Shipfusion has strategically-located warehouses across North America?


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 and we work with their solutions and their environments, which allows them great flexibility to work with other third parties, but still take advantage of Shipfusion services.”

Dean Bentley-Falcke
Senior Solutions Architect and eCommerce Specialist
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