What are Fulfilment Services?
Fulfilment services can enable a business to grow through affording more time and resources to focus on other aspects of the organisation which aren’t picking, packing and shipping. It elevates the stress of managing stock, and sorting, packing and delivery because you are able to hand over that process to an expert third party who will ensure you get the most out of the experience whilst providing a fast and reliable service in line with your company ethos.
What is a Fulfilment Service?
Order fulfilment can of course be completed in-house, but when we talk of fulfilment service we are usually referring to a third party organisation with expert knowledge and experience in providing order fulfilment, usually from a fulfilment centre.
When you entrust a third party to sort your order fulfilment process, they will often store stock in warehousing, prepare your orders and ship them. A fulfilment service is suited to businesses which need to focus on other areas of growth in their business such as new product lines, HR and research and development. It is also ideal for businesses that have outgrown their own warehousing to a point where they are in need of larger storage capacity in a more logistically sound location for distribution.
Whilst all fulfilment service providers will operate differently, essentially they are all out to accomplish the same end goal, by acting as a central hub for all your order preparations and shipping needs. As mentioned above, fulfilment centres can also offer warehouse space for storage of your stock, with the ability to help businesses to manage stock levels and prepare for peak seasons ahead of time.
The benefit of outsourcing fulfilment is primarily that it gives back to businesses the luxury of time to focus on other areas of growth, it also means that through their expertise they can help businesses to navigate the ebb and flow of demand. Outsourcing this expertise means you are getting an experienced and knowledgeable workforce without the stress of having to manage more staff yourself.
Taking a leap to outsource your fulfilment is a big decision, especially for growing businesses, however there comes a time that it is almost certainly an integral part of your company’s growth and future development. Here at Xpediator we work with you to achieve your business goals and use over 30 years of experience to assist you in getting the most out of your business so that you can help it to grow to its full potential.