External fulfillment - does it pay off for my company?

What does external fulfillment mean?

External fulfillment means that order processing is outsourced and implemented by an external service provider (keywords 3PL, 4PL, 5PL). Outsourcing brings many advantages, such as easy scalability of processes and generally more flexibility in distribution logistics. Warehousing1 is your competent partner when it comes to finding the right fulfillment service provider.

For whom is external fulfillment worthwhile?

Three company profiles as an example

On a growth course
Company profile
In order for logistics to withstand growth and for the store to thrive unchecked, a scalable fulfillment model must be strived for. This is easily possible through an external service provider.
The need
In order for logistics to withstand growth and for the store to thrive unchecked, a scalable fulfillment model must be strived for. This is easily possible through an external service provider.
Experienced and full of potential
Company profile
Your brand's online sales channel is now well established and order volumes are steadily increasing. Currently, all orders are still processed through your own warehouse, but it is slowly becoming too small.
The need
To avoid high fixed costs and high inflexibility due to renting own warehouse space, an external fulfillment service provider can be used. This offers more flexibility and makes it possible to increase capacities at short notice.
Up front and ambitious
Company profile
Your company sells products that sell more seasonally, for example in the run-up to Christmas or in the summer months. These seasonal fluctuations are sometimes difficult to absorb with your current logistical setup.
The need
Seasonal fluctuations pose a challenge, as capacities in logistics must be constantly adjusted to avoid generating a financial disadvantage. This can be circumvented by calling in an external service provider.
Of course, these are just examples: Fulfillment outsourcing adds value in many other ways as well. In addition to cost optimization, faster deliveries and flexible scaling, there are a number of additional benefits that fulfillment by an external service provider brings.
If you want to find out whether outsourcing order processing is worthwhile for you, contact us! We will help you get a price overview and find the right service provider.

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