Here’s a pretty dreamy conversation for you:
Eagle Express: How’d you like to increase profits and maximize efficiency in your operations? You: Um. Yes?
Businesses both large and small utilize third party warehousing to store items, manage inventory, and move products. Outsourcing your warehousing and fulfillment to a third party with professional experience just might be your company’s next big step.
Why Outsource Warehousing?
It’s a valid question to ask yourself before diving into a relationship with a logistics partner. Warehousing and fulfillment is a full time job in itself. It’s a complex process that your business depends on. But you’re also busy carrying out your other core tasks, like keeping your business afloat.
Smart businesses like yours recognize their limitations. For example, if you’re a food distributor to some of our favorite DFW restaurants, you’re not suddenly going to offer your services to the healthcare industry as a medical lab. You stick to what you know. Which means you can let go of what you don’t know- like proper storage techniques and economical shipping practices.
A professional logistics provider uses their experience to your advantage. With the assistance of a third party partner, your business can gain key insight into your T&L operations, reducing your workload and improving your bottom line. In other words, outsourcing your warehousing helps you work smarter, not harder.
How Can a Third Party Warehousing Team Impact Your Bottom Line?
Increasing profits- that was one of the keys to the first question we asked in this post. Obviously, your profits are an important piece of your organization’s puzzle. It would be incorrect to assume that hiring a third party only creates a deficit. Thankfully, turning over your T&L tasks to a third party can actually make you money.
For starters, you’re removing the risks and costs associated with keeping your own warehouse space and storing your own items. Whether you’re renting space from a large storage unit or attempting to purchase your own facility, you’re assuming a great deal of cost and risk. Instead, let a 3PL partner take on those operating costs.
Additionally, a warehousing partner that offers other transportation and logistics operations can save you money through economies of scale. A full service logistics provider like Eagle Express can move, store, pack, ship, and hand deliver your items, saving you money, stress, and hassle by keeping your items in the same, capable hands.
What Should You Look For in a Warehouse?
It’s not enough to hand over your warehousing and fulfillment operations to just anyone. Do your research. As you consider the many different warehousing providers in North Texas, look for a partner that can offer the following:
- Secure location
- State of the art inventory and fulfillment software
- 24/7 access
- Central to your business and your customers
- FDA certified
- Temperature control available
- Experienced forklift operators
- Fully insured providers
- A variety of fleet to move your product
- Years of experience and success
See how warehousing and fulfillment experts can change your business for the better? It’s time to work smarter, not harder. Contact Eagle Express today to ask your own questions and find out more about our centrally located, secure warehouse, state of the art fulfillment software, and multiple delivery options for moving your items when the time is right. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any question you have.