Your business is growing – That’s great! Because of the growth, you are faced with deciding whether to hire a third-party logistics (3PL) company to help with your warehousing, storage, and shipping, or to keep performing these tasks in-house.
We’ve got 4 great reasons working with a 3PL is better for your business:
You Save Time
As your business grows, so does the volume of work. You have more customers placing more orders, which means more inventory that needs to be processed, packaged, and shipped. You will need to increase your inventory to meet the demand, spending more time ordering the inventory, making sure it is scanned into your management system, and stocking it in your storage space. A larger volume of business also means you need more employees, requiring more time spent hiring and managing employees.
With a 3PL company, we can take care of all those tasks for you. We have our own employees, and we have the ability to scale our staff more quickly than you could do on your own to meet the demands of increased business. in any of our clients than you could on your own. Our sophisticated computer programming tracks your inventory, keeping your on-site computer systems and your company website up-to-date. Because we have teams dedicated to picking, packing, and shipping, we can respond quickly to a new order, getting your product to your customer more quickly.
You Save Money
Running a business is expensive. You have to rent or buy and maintain your storefront, have space to store your inventory, pay your employees, and market your business. Employee costs and the costs related to the physical space your business occupies are among the highest costs you can face as a business owner. And that doesn’t even factor in the costs for lighting, heating, and cleaning all that space!
Hiring a 3PL company means you will decrease many of those costs of doing business. Sure, you’ll still have to pay your 3PL company for their services, but the amount of money you will pay to a 3PL is far less than what you would pay for all the space, storage, and utility costs if you were to handle them on your own. No need to worry about outgrowing your current storage space, especially if rent in your area is high. And you won’t have to pay for salaries and benefits for warehouse and shipping employees – We take care of that!
You Have Less to Worry about
Has your business ever been hit by a bout of illness and you’ve had multiple employees call in sick in one day? Or have you somehow run out of packing supplies, even though you swear you just ordered more a couple weeks ago? These hiccups can create a lot of stress and scrambling for you as a business owner, as you try to fix the problem with minimal interruptions for your customers.
Using a 3PL for your picking, packing, and shipping services means you never have to worry about running out of shipping supplies – We have plenty! And if an illness hits our staff, we do all the re-figuring of scheduling and responsibilities, so you never know there’s anything different about operations. Orders still get shipped to your customers, keeping your business rolling regardless of what happens.
You Can Focus on the Essential Business Tasks
When you’re knee-deep in the day-to-day tasks of running your business, it can be difficult to find time to work on helping your business grow. Testing new products, exploring new avenues, and networking with others in your industry are time-consuming tasks that can be put on the back burner when you’re faced with a stack of invoices to process and paychecks to fill out.
At Cannon Hill Logistics, all those necessary tasks are taken care of so you can spend more of your time working on the things that will help your business grow. We receive and sort inventory, process orders, handle returns, and pick, pack, and ship your products to your customers without you having to lift a finger. And finally, we can even take care of day-to-day customer service functions, further reducing your need for more in-house staff.
Strategically Located Logistics on the East Coast
Cannon Hill Logistics is located near the busy Port of Baltimore, and your products can reach more than half the United States population within three days with economical shipping. We are committed to building unique logistics solutions for businesses of all sizes and types, so contact us today to discuss how we can help your business thrive.