The Simple Scoop on using a Fulfillment Warehouse
Storing your product may not be an easy task at any point of owning a business. Once you get to a point where you either do not want to or cannot manage and store your entire product this is where we can help. Besides our amazing shipping rates and customer support we offer fulfillment warehousing. What does this mean? This means that you could potentially not have to ever touch your product and still run your business. The major perks of fulfilling your product is that it will give you more time to spend on other parts of your business like marketing and advertising.
When you fulfill with us at FirstMile you fulfill with the side of our business called IFS360, which stands for International Fulfillment Solutions. The beauty of fulfilling with us is…
First, Cost Reduction: Regardless of your size, we will save you money as you leverage the volume from hundreds of other clients in order to receive discounted shipping rates.
Second, Fulfillment: With free receiving and free warehousing, our pricing is low and simple. In most cases we only charge for a pick fee while waiving the dozen or so ways another 3PL might “nickel and dime” you.
Third, Ecommerce Distribution: Using our service, IFS Distributors, you can benefit from our own relationships and vendor numbers with many of the top Internet retailers. We can sell your product and handle all the dirty work, freeing up your time to focus on building your business.
Sounds like a dream come true for you right? If you are a startup or top brand, we work with companies of all sizes. With thousands of products in stock, most orders ship rapidly, within 24 hours.
Last but not least from an article on Shopify titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Third-Party Warehousing and Fulfillment,” they go over some steps on how to choose a logistics company, it says, “More than anything, it comes down to finding the right fit. Just like every ecommerce system functions a little bit differently, so does every fulfillment company. Many of them specialize in certain industries or types of business.” They also say, “Hop on the phone or send an email. Chat with someone one-on-one about your business. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions, including asking for references. Most importantly, be upfront and clear about your needs so there are no surprises down the road.” We second this advice and know the work and concern that goes into joining with a logistics company. The last thing we would want is for you to leave us within a few months after sending your entire product to our warehouse. We will careful talk you through the process and hope it is a right fit for both parties.