Should your small business use a 3PL Company?
Just because you run a small company doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go big. A small business that contracts with a 3PL company gains access to large-scale resources that it can‘t easily obtain on its own.
Cost of Doing it all on your own
Getting warehouses, staff, and information systems up and running requires a major investment. Most small businesses can’t afford all this entails. 3PL companies are able to do all of this for you. And because they are able to spread costs among all their clients, they are usually able to offer many time-saving and cost benefits to your business.
Too many Overhead costs?
Overhead costs take a big bite out of profits. “We were spending upwards of $10,000 a month for warehousing, transportation, and labor,” one of our past clients has said. “We were able to cut out many costs by using a 3PL company.”
Better Customer Service
Using a 3pl company that has good technology in place means your customers will get their products! Using local warehouses, customers get their products faster. And 3PL companies usually have support staff on hand that can not only answer your questions but also serve as a customer service support to your customers.
Find the Right Kind of 3PL Company for Your Start Up
But do keep in mind that not all 3PL companies specialize in helping start up and smaller companies. Be certain to search for 3PL’s with this type of focus, as many prefer to work with more established firms. Take time to explore different 3PL companies and see what cost savings they can pass on to you.