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A Beginner’s Guide to Third-Party Logistics

When it comes to your business, you want involvement in everything. But what do you do when your involvement takes too much of your focus? Third-party logistics and fulfillment may be your answer.

Third-party logistics providers, also known as 3PL, are companies that offer services much like those of fulfillment centers. By using a 3PL, you can outsource operational needs ranging from warehousing to transporting, which allows more time for you to focus on other aspects of your business.

When Is the Right Time to Use Third-Party Logistics?

No business is the same, and no one but you will know when it’s time to use a third-party logistics service. Here are some questions to ask yourself to see if you should consider third-party shipping:

  • Can my business fulfill orders on time?
  • Do fulfillment tasks take up most, if not all, of my time?
  • Is shipping higher for my product than my competitors?
  • Do I want to take my operation to the next level?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, your operation could realize multiple benefits by partnering with a third-party logistics and fulfillment provider.

Benefits of Using a Shipping Company

From providing a better experience for customers to saving your business time and money, a shipping company can introduce a wealth of advantages to your operational model. Many organizations that partner with a 3PL can expect to see these benefits and more.

Expansion Opportunities

Working with a 3PL allows businesses to access new markets and improve their customer service. 3PL’s are often accredited to offer services globally, which can grow your business to greater heights than ever before.

Save Time and Money

Rather than spend money on maintaining your own distribution center, you can eliminate these costs with a 3PL. The money and employees that would otherwise be put toward optimizing services and transportation can instead be directed to operational processes that promote growth.

Optimized Logistics Functions

An experienced third-party shipper can effectively judge the space needed for business operations based on your company. With someone else handling your logistics and providing scalability, you can adapt to the market and any seasonal fluctuations to keep your business agile.

Contact Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC for Your Warehousing Needs

Equip Trucking & Warehousing, LLC offers off-site warehousing that provides convenient and secure third-party logistics solutions. We have 30 years of experience and a team of experts dedicated to helping your business grow. No matter the size of your enterprise, we can handle your third-party logistics and fulfillment needs.

To learn more about our services, contact us online or give us a call at 610-521-8527.