Order fulfillment typically represent the lion’s share of operational costs. And with more and more shoppers moving online, warehouse space, labor and parcel shipping expenses are likely to continue climbing.
Looking for ways to reduce your order fulfillment costs? A third-party fulfillment provider could be a good resource. Armed with scalable space and staffing, robust technologies, and extensive expertise and best practices, 3PLs offer creative ways to control costs.
Ecommerce has driven up rent for light-industrial warehouse space (<120,000 sq. ft.).
Provide established distribution centers (DCs) that allow you to avoid the overhead investment.
Equip space with high-efficiency solutions for racking systems and space-saving facility design.
Flex to handle fluctuating order volume with shared-space facilities.
Ecommerce fulfillment operations require
2-3x more labor
than traditional warehousing operations.2
Scale staffing to meet fluctuating needs
Increase efficiency by optimizing order fulfillment processes
Assumes overhead investment and allows you to pay only for the labor you use.
Provide fulfillment automation and robotics solutions to increase productivity.
In 2020, major parcel carriers instituted general rate increases averaging
Use parcel analytics to evaluate demand distribution and optimize parcel management.
Identify opportunities to minimize surcharges due to DIM weight, delivery area, peak season, etc.
Use order management system (OMS) to route orders for fastest delivery at lowest cost.
Configure strategic DC network to reach 90% of U.S. consumers in 2 days via economical ground service.4
Leverage rate shopping software and economies of scale to secure the best rates.