The speed and efficiency of a business’ shipping service can significantly improve—or, if the service is poor, detract from—a business’ reputation. Outsourcing these duties may be one way for a business to maintain or improve brand identity.
As is the case with many other outsourcing solutions, the use of a fulfillment house adds considerable capacity to your business while allowing you to avoid the burden of additional administrative overhead. Taking care of storage and shipping within your own business means dealing with all of the issues associated with bringing in more employees, including hiring and training staff; managing payroll; dealing with vacation time, holidays, and sick days; and managing taxes and other governmental regulations. A fulfillment house, by contrast, will provide these services for the workers doing your shipping.
Along with taking care of employee issues, the use of a fulfillment house can help control insurance costs. As a business’ shipping and storage needs increase, their insurance costs might rise unless they outsource storage and shipping tasks.
Outsourcing these activities to a fulfillment house relieves a business owner of many of these responsibilities while providing a partner who is skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced in meeting shipping and storage needs.