What you should expect from your 3PL provider

Tom Sellin

By Tom Sellin Director of Business Development at King Solutions

The decision to outsource your logistics and warehousing needs to a 3PL provider is a major decision no matter what the size your company may be. While it is natural to remain a bit uncertain about handing over of such an integral part of your business, it can actually be one of the best business decisions you make in the lifespan of your company.

But what goes into partnering with a 3PL provider?

It’s a valid question, and like buying a car, you shouldn’t make your purchase without looking under the hood. Any 3PL provider worth its weight in the goods it ships can tell you what you are getting out of your investment.

Here are some of the things you should expect from your 3PL provider:

Simplification without loss of control
Yes, you are outsourcing the storage and shipping of your goods, but that doesn’t mean you are relinquishing control of a major portion of your company. Partnering with a 3PL provider means simplifying your day-to-day business operations without feeling out of control.

3PL providers are here to make your life easier not get in your way. You should be free to focus on what your company does best without having to worry about logistics.

Expertise without heavy investment
No matter how business adept and tech savvy you are, mastering the finer points of logistics takes a lot of time and effort. When you partner with a 3PL provider, you are partnering with a team of experts that has years invested in the industry.

You can expect that your 3PL provider has the knowledge and tools to get the job done in an efficient and error-free manner.

Innovation without risk
New technologies have a way of making any task easier, but the risk that goes into investing in them can often backfire. 3PL providers bear the risk of investing in and implementing new technologies and operational methods, leaving you free of worry. Your 3PL provider should stay on top of its industry to deliver the best service possible while implementing the latest technologies.

Cost savings without effort
While it costs money to outsource your logistics, a seasoned 3PL provider will find you more ways to save money on shipping and warehousing costs. From state of the art technology to advanced operational protocols, you can expect the very best practices to be implemented every day of the week.

Growth without limits
By streamlining your logistics and warehousing operations while simultaneously cutting costs around every corner, you can see unlimited growth potential for your company. Rest assured, no matter how large your company grows; you should expect your 3PL provider to be able to handle your logistics operations.

For a consultation and more information on what you should expect from your 3PL provider, contact us today.

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