If you are a startup or small business, you may notice that during peak seasons or as your business grows that it becomes more difficult to handle your own fulfillment. The good news is that there are many companies that provide fulfillment for small businesses. The services provided include storing, picking and packing, shipping and distribution, inventory management, returns management, and much more. When you work with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, you have access to a team of experts that can help you scale your fulfillment to the different demands your business meets throughout the year. Here are some of the challenges small businesses face with their shipping and how fulfillment for startups in the USA can help you.
Issues Small Businesses Face
There are many challenges startups can face if they don’t have the right services in place. For example, if you have an excellent product but it is not protected in your storage location or it’s not delivered on time, it will negatively affect your customers’ experience and you will not receive good feedback.
For another example, you may try to move stock from your warehouse to your customers in large quantities, but this can present several risks. Logistical mistakes and inclement weather can displace products along the way, and it can be difficult to negotiate prices and transport schedules within an efficient timeframe.
Additionally, as your business grows you may not have adequate space or personnel on staff to ensure that your inventory is always organized and that you are efficiently tracking the movement of every item.
As you can see, there are many challenges startups face when they see growth, which is why it is in your best interest to partner with a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable fulfillment partner.
Why Choose APS for Your Fulfillment Requirements?
It may cost you nothing to manage your own supply chain, but you will have a far more successful business when you partner with a logistics company like ours. We can save you money as you grow by providing you with our efficiencies and services. When you work with us, you can see your business grow while keeping your warehousing costs low, decreasing employee costs and taxes and benefiting from lower shipping costs.
APS is an experienced 3PL provider. With our years of experience and our knowledge of your industry and customer needs, we can be especially helpful to you. We can help you navigate your growth and the changes that your business will face each month. We employ a specialized workforce full of trained individuals and we have connections with business partners and services that can make your life easier.
Fast and Flexible Service
One of the best features of our company is that we give our clients a customized approach with our services. Your needs as a startup business will be much different then if you were a large company. When you partner with us, you will get a customized package with services that you need without any surprises.
Good Customer Service
Another big challenge for startups is customer service. When your customers interact with your website, online store, or physical store, you need to ensure a seamless experience. When they place an order, you need to ensure that your product arrives on time and in top quality. When you partner with us you can access our trackable shipping method and packaging that keeps your products safe and keeps you aware of where everything goes. If you work in the e-commerce sphere, there is a higher chance of issues, which is where we can help. We can help you manage your rate of return through our returns management processes.
Integrated with the Latest Technology
There are many supply chain mechanisms that can be simplified using technology. By partnering with us, you can get information from our GPS-located trucks and ensure that your product is getting to your customers at the right time. Barcode scanners can also be used in your warehouse to help you manage your inventory effectively. There are many tools available when you partner with us.
Real-Time Inventory Management
A common challenge for startup businesses is finding that their items are out of stock and hearing about it through a customer complaint. If you are unable to track and update your inventory immediately, you risk leaving customers dissatisfied with backorders and you make yourself look unprofessional. By partnering with us, you can have access to real time inventory updates so you can let your customers know what’s available and what isn’t before they order.
Contact APS Fulfillment, Inc. for Support Today!
As a startup business, you understand the need to be able to scale to the peaks and valleys of your business. It may be intimidating to consider trusting your inventory, warehousing, and distribution into the hands of another company; however, our goal is to help you grow your business. When you partner with us, major areas of your business will be taken care of efficiently so you can focus on sales, marketing, and customer service. While you focus on building those connections and relationships with your customers, we will ensure that your products get to your customers on time. Ready to begin?
APS Fulfillment, Inc. provides services such as real-time inventory management, e-commerce fulfillment, fulfillment solutions, and fulfillment markets. There are endless benefits to working with a third-party logistics company that uses the best-quality software systems to manage your warehouse, so if you’re looking for the right company, look no further than APS Fulfillment, Inc. You can contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (954) 582-7450.