Amazon has made huge changes to their shipping and logistics. If you are a current FBA seller, shopping an alternative option for your fulfillment needs is warranted and recommended. Rising costs, slower ship times, further inventory restrictions, and an overall logistics mess is causing many Amazon sellers to shop for 3PL service providers. We have a guide of what to look for and consider as you transition from an FBA seller to an FBM model.
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Ease of Setup – API’s to Setup to your Cart
When looking for a 3PL fulfillment partner – ease of setup and API’s for your cart to talk to the 3PL’s WMS (warehouse management system) is critical. A 3PL should be able to connect to your various carts (Amazon, Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, etc.) and make it easy to transition your fulfillment process to their systems. This can take as little as 1-2 days to setup and test, then it is simply a matter of transferring your inventory. Ensure your 3PL provider can provide an easy setup to ease the transition and help you scale into the future.
Fulfillment Rates – Save Time and Money for Your Company with LTL and Zone Skipping
Do you know how much a warehouse will cost? What about the human capital, racks, forklifts, WMS, and more? There is not only the financial investment of each resource, but the opportunity cost as well. It will take time for your warehousing staff to build a process for supply chain management, warehousing best practices, assembly lines, pick and pack, kitting and assembly, and sanitation. A 3PL service provider already has a warehouse, and if they are a good 3PL service provider, they have one on the West Coast and East Coast in the US to offer zone skipping and faster order fulfillment. Save time and money today on your logistics needs by utilizing a 3PL service provider.
Logistics and Order Fulfillment Network
A 3PL provider has an extensive network to offer solutions through each step in your supply chain. Leveraging a 3PL company allows you to have the same network and optimize your supply chain management from beginning to end. A network of logistics companies allows you to minimize overhead costs and improve service and ship times. Plus, a 3PL provider can customize who you use to get the maximum benefit at the best value or cost.
Optimize Your Supply Chain
3PL providers like NovEx Supply Chain have the resources and knowledge to continuously improve your supply chain. Think of it as continually strengthening the weakest link on a chain – logistics professionals will thoroughly examine every step of your supply chain management process and make adjustment by leveraging cost-effective and efficient strategies. The best 3PL companies offer tools, technology, experience, and knowledge to monitor and analyze logistics practices and eliminate inefficiencies in your supply chain.
Scalability, Flexibility, and Agility
One of the primary advantages of hiring a 3PL service provider is the ability to scale your supply chain specifically to your company’s product and inventory management needs. A 3PL service provider enables further growth into new territories and regions of the world, while offering international freight forwarding, customs clearance, zone skipping, and more. There is less waste as the best 3PL companies offer solutions that are specific to your needs to ensure money savings, time savings, and a better customer experience.
Order fulfillment and order processing are key elements to your business and your customer experience. Advanced order processing systems and automations can help, as can the right partner for your logistics needs. NovEx Supply Chain meets all the requirements above making us the perfect partner for taking control of your inventory back from Amazon. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are your order fulfillment and logistics partner.