4 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Fulfillment Services
Your eCommerce company can gain a lot by using a fulfillment service.
A fulfillment service is a warehouse and shipping zone for your eCommerce business. This warehouse would be responsible for checking in products when they arrive from manufacturers or distributors, organizing and storing those products, and eventually fulfilling orders to your customers.
Sometimes eCommerce businesses like to take care of the fulfillment in-house, but here are 4 great reasons why you should consider fulfillment services for your company:
- Offers Flexibility during busy months and holidays – The holidays are quickly approaching, and nearly 20% of all annual retail sales take place between November 1 and December 31 (via National Retail Federation). With fulfillment services, you can avoid the need to hire and train temporary employees or buy new products and tools to help you manage the increase in sales.
U.S. eCommerce sales are expected to jump 17.2% this holiday season. (via eMarketer)
- Allows you to grow in new markets – With someone managing your fulfillment, your eCommerce business will be able to easily grow in new markets without having to invest in infrastructure or a lot of additional employees.
- Lowers your shipping costs – Free shipping is an extremely popular marketing tool and can be huge for your business. With fulfillment services, you’re able to offer that free shipping without losing money on your end. It’s a win-win!
- Allows you to focus on the business – Using a fulfillment service for many eCommerce business owners is an opportunity to outsource the tasks that you aren’t as familiar with and focus on your business. It allows someone that focuses on packaging and shipping to make sure that area of your business is the best it can be.
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