With e-commerce sales on the rise and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, online shopping giants such as Amazon are revolutionizing the retail marketplace. More and more consumers are finding the convenience of online shopping preferable to spending half of the day driving around to retail outlets. Fast delivery, expedited shipping, and free or low-cost shipping options also drive sales for e-commerce stores, particularly for consumers in search of deals, discounted goods, and niche items. Some big-box retailers, such as Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement and Walmart are turning to e-commerce to promote "online only" specials that can be shipped directly to customers or picked up at retail locations.
Technological advances allow businesses to reach potential customers all over the world, increasing sales and brand exposure via e-commerce sites. Today, led by Amazon's impressive business model, online shoppers have come to expect quality products and reliable, fast delivery. Online shoppers also enjoy the convenience of next day delivery, as well as free shipping and other shipping options.
In order to step up packaging and shipping products for increased on-time deliveries, many e-commerce stores are finding third-party logistics fulfillment centers an essential element in automating their supply chain processes and inventory management operations. With supply chain mode shifting into high gear, along with a more complex network of shipping options to navigate, many businesses are seeing more efficient results in outsourcing their third-party logistics. Companies also benefit from partnering with a fulfillment center in a myriad of other ways:
When choosing the fulfillment company that works the best for your online company, here are a few things to consider:
GapGemini Consulting's 2017 publication, The 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, in conjunction with Penske and Penn State, noted a continuing trend towards shippers and their third-party logistics providers moving away from "primarily transactional relationships, toward meaningful partnerships." Phase V Fulfillment Company partners with you to streamline your supply chain processes and move your company towards its next expansion. We take the time to find out how your company works and what your goals are in order to customize your fulfillment and inventory management operations. Constantly working to save you time and money, your Phase V logistics team is on the lookout for more expedient and cost-efficient ways to get your products into your customers' hands. From onboarding to product delivery, Phase V's technology features full transparency in order processing and inventory management. Conveniently located in Ft. Myers, Florida we connect to all North American and Latin American markets with coast to coast distribution. International businesses, looking to expand into the US market benefit from shipping from a central US location, with experienced packaging personnel and a shipping department that knows US rates and regulations. With nearly forty years of experience, Phase V has the expertise to help your company grow into its next expansion.
Posted in Fulfillment Services | Posted on 04/24/2018