Trends in the apparel and accessories industry are constantly evolving, and product fulfillment organizations need to be prepared to respond to these changes. If your logistics and order fulfillment company deals with retail, you need solutions that are flexible enough to grow with the ever-changing industry. You should consider time, integration, branding, and cost, while you are evaluating your e-commerce fulfillment service solutions, and when deciding if you need to work with a third-party logistics provider (3PL). Here are some ways that outsourcing your apparel fulfillment services will bring you benefits, and help you get the most out of your industry.
Helps Expand Your Global Reach
Outsourcing your logistics and order fulfillment allows you to work with companies that have access to a growing network of global fulfillment centers. As your online apparel and accessory sales grow, the demand for fulfillment services and drop shipping solutions also increases. Also, if you need product rework, and fast and efficient warehousing pick-and-pack services, 3PL providers can help you. They are experts at managing inventory storage, and have the resources to organize your products to make the supply chain work smoothly and quickly. E-commerce fulfillment also allows you to branch out your business outside of your region that way you can provide your products to customers all across your country, and the world.
Clean and Secure Warehousing
Outsourced 3PL companies provide affordable inventory storage, and use equipment and technology that is essential to keep the merchandise as safe as possible. At one location, multiple duties and responsibilities are managed, and the warehouse is often cleaned and maintained to make sure that employees and products are safe and organized.
Many logistics and warehousing companies today also provide technology that keeps businesses up-to-date and informed on all the moving parts of their products. For example, they can have real-time updates on shipments and orders for customers, and workers on the warehouse floor can carry devices that update them on inventory storage and product location to expedite all of the fulfillment processes to get the products to customers faster.
Inventory Storage and Management
One of the most complicated aspects of the supply chain is inventory storage and management. When it comes to apparel, inventory can grow quickly and often needs to be organized by several factors such as style, SKU, and size. This time consuming and challenging process may be too much for you to handle, so that’s why fulfillment companies employ staff to manage these duties and save you time. It is a good idea to work with a company who has helped similar customers, so that you can gauge their experience.
Outsource Your Order Fulfillment with Lean Supply Solutions
While doing your research, it is a good idea speak with a reliable and reputable 3PL company to discuss your approach and get more information. A 3PL provider can help you manage your operations so you can focus on making your business and brand more accessible to your online shoppers, and global customers. If you’re looking for the right company to partner with, Lean Supply Solutions is the answer. We rise to the challenge of meeting our clients’ needs through our services which include product fulfillment, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, warehouse pick-and-pack, and order fulfillment. Lean Supply Solutions is able to offer consistent and quality results and provide warehousing value-added services to you. To learn more about outsourcing to our 3PL distribution team, or to ask any questions, contact us at 905-482-2590.