[Guest Post] Best Strategy to Manage Fulfillment and Warehousing
We live in an age where starting an ecommerce store only takes a few clicks, you can even make your way over to Shopify today and get started for free, it’s that easy. With this easy access to such resources the increased likelihood of an ecommerce store growing fast is very plausible. There are stores that launch a product into a niche and within a month they have put together the ideal digital marketing campaign or work with a company like Ginball.net to structure such campaign to take them to the next level. This next level is growth, wild and explosive growth above any projections. This type of business growth is unlike any other period in time, especially with the low amount of capital needed to get started.
With growth comes many new obstacles to overcome. The one area that I am going to talk about today is the fulfillment of orders that are placed on your website. Let’s assume that you have the ability to either create or have the product that you are selling manufactured at high volumes. Now with the ability to increase volume 10x you have some decisions to make. Your options are to find a space to rent or lease which will become the warehouse for the products as well as space to package each order for them to be shipped. This space costs a certain amount each month and cuts into your bottom line, when you need more space you’ll need to increase this budget. You’ll now need to be able to handle shipping these orders from your new space, this will require that you hire another person or multiple people. This is another cost to you, but not only in the sense of paying them, you now are essentially setting up a new structure to your business which is fulfillment, something that originally when you started your online store you didn’t think would be an issue. You’ll need to implement a warehouse management system and procedures for employees. This all in all is taking away from your love to sell the product and market the product that got you into this business originally. You want you time back and you want to deal with customers, not employees in a warehouse.
Your next option is to hand off the warehousing and fulfillment to a professional company that handles this day in and day out. At Ships-a-Lot.com we work directly with each client to ensure the highest customer satisfaction, not only between our clients but between your customers and your business. Shipping is an integral part of ecommerce, and we live in an age where Amazon prime has made it the standard to receive orders faster than previously imagined. You don’t have to be Amazon to offer this to your customers. By outsourcing your fulfillment to Ships-a-Lot we are able to connect directly to your store and see your orders in real time, giving us the ability to ship your orders within 24 hours guaranteed. No more hassles with warehousing or figuring out how to package items efficiently, let the pros handle it all for you. You will get your time back to grow your business beyond 10x, and you’ll never have to worry about how you’ll be able to handle the growth. We set you up for unlimited scalability.
At Ships-a-Lot we pride ourselves on having the most straightforward and easy to understand pricing model in the industry, with only 3 billable items, Fulfillment, Postage and Warehousing. We would love to chat with you if you are in need of warehousing and fulfillment, even if you are just looking to learn more about it we will chat with you, free of cost. We believe knowledge is the most important thing and with the knowledge that we provide you’ll be able to make the right decision when needed. You can inquire about warehousing and fulfillment here.
The rundown of this blog is that with the work of a digital agency like Alpenglo and the help of Ships-a-Lot you will be able to scale your business without the headaches, even the ones that you haven’t imagined yet.