Have you been thinking about getting in on the "American Dream"? Have you contemplated becoming one of the twenty-seven million entrepreneurs in the United States?
No matter what kind of business you have decided to pursue, proper fulfillment is a must. Whether it’s an e-commerce based business, a brick and mortar store, or a mom and pop shop, you've probably thought about warehousing, shipping, and fulfillment.
Making sales and gaining new clientele will always be the most exciting part, but what happens after the order is placed? How does your customer receive the product? How does it get from your hands to their hands?
There are a few ways this could be possible.
Of course, you are going to have some clear benefits for packing and shipping your order and products: it's much more flexible than the alternatives and usually cheaper. For these reasons alone many businesses that are just starting out go this route to be sensible and cost conscientious. Other reasons companies may decide to handle their own logistics needs due to specialty or unique packaging needs.
Despite the age or market, any company that is fighting with cash flow issues will be better off handling things in-house. Often start-ups find themselves in a situation where they have much more time to spend than money.
Nevertheless, if your business is progressing rapidly, and you have the capital on hand to outsource, it may be time to explore what options and solutions a third-party logistics, warehousing, and fulfillment company may have for you.
Many third-party logistics companies will store, pack, and ship your products as they are ordered. While working with third-party logistics companies can be intimidating if you've never had experience with doing so before. WayPoint Logistics strives to be as professional, transparent and as non-intimidating as possible.
Of course, there are many apparent benefits to using a third-party logistics company. The first and most prominent being that now you do not have to do it all alone. However list of benefits is surprisingly much longer than that. Partner with a company like WayPoint Logistics for your warehousing and fulfillment can have a very positive, and meaningful impact on your business.
Let's face it when fulfilling your own orders; you'll likely need to hire staff as your business grows. Payroll and staff management takes time and money, hiring employees also adds legal complexities and liabilities to your companies bottom line. If your company is still expanding or in fluctuation, you may be wary of promising someone a job for precisely these reasons. Instead, you can partner with WayPoint Logistics and let them be responsible for management and payroll of the needed resources to keep your fulfillment process on track.
WayPoint Logistics knows that no business is alike and that every customer of theirs requires a unique approach to their logistics puzzle. Due to these complexities, WayPoint Logistics offers flexible pricing and contract terms. If you are a large corporation that requires a long-term contract to keep pricing down, we can accommodate. If you are a small mom and pop shop that needs to warehouse overstock, we can offer a month-to-month for the amount of spacer you will occupy. We know better than anyone that one size doesn't fit all.
We are passionate about logistics and we are sure that you are excited about the products and services your company provides as well. Why not have more time to work on the progress of your company? Chances are you didn't start your business to find the most efficient shipping routes or because you were surprisingly good at packing and loading boxes.
While those may be our specialties, we understand they aren't yours. Partnering with a third-party logistics provider like WayPoint Logistics will free you up to focus on the things that will have the most significant impact on your bottom line. Get time to focus on your passion!
Although doing it yourself may seemingly be the most cost-effective, you will most certainly lose money in the long run. Hiring WayPoint Logistics to handle your warehousing and logistics needs will allow your company to leverage our efficiencies and buying power, allowing you to do what you do best.
For more information, or to request a custom quote, call WayPoint Logistics at (309) 661-3744