Third party logistics for e-commerce businesses

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What are third party logistics?

Third-party logistics is a major part of an effective e-commerce supply chain. 3PL companies make it simple for e-commerce companies to outsource some or all of their logistics and warehousing.

By working with a 3PL company, online stores can outsource the responsibility of inventory management, product order lists, and order fulfillment to a 3PL company. The result? Faster shipping for their customers, and more time to focus on what they do best — running their business.

The logistics industry isn’t like it used to be. Shipping volumes are rising, the pressure to deliver internationally quickly is higher than ever, and there’s just so much competition out there.

Then, of course, there’s warehousing. Traditional warehousing was designed for wholesale — not for small or medium e-commerce businesses.

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Why third party logistics?

Five reasons to outsource your e-commerce logistics to a

third party logistics company

When you’re just getting started, your order volumes are low, or you’ve got a brick-and-mortar store, managing your own logistics and even storage is reasonable.

However, what about the other important things that’ll help your business grow — like sales, product development and marketing? As you grow, the time spent managing logistics from start to end will likely cost you more than finding another solution, that's when a logistics company comes in handy.

1. Gain cost-efficiency

With small shipment volumes, it can be tough to negotiate terms for shipment contracts. Minimum shipping volumes often become a roadblock for small and medium-sized companies that want to scale up.

2. Avoid large investments

Having your own warehouse ties up your capital. For many online stores, investing in walls and shelves isn't an option.

3. Provide a variety of delivery options

Let your customers choose their preferred delivery methods and take advantage of your third party logistics partners' pre-negotiated and competitive logistics contracts.

4. Secure reliable operations

Seasonal variation in demand can be a huge deal for small and medium-sized e-commerce businesses.Hiring a seasonal workforce can be a challenge too. By partnering with a 3PL partner, it’s one less thing you have to worry about.

5. Use your time wisely

E-commerce managers should have time for more important things than picking, packing, and shipping. A third party logistics partner can help you create the time to scale and grow your business.

How third party logistics works?

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1. A customer orders a product from an online store

2. The order is automatically transferred to the 3PL company and processed in storage

3. The stock balance is automatically updated in the online shop

4. The product is stored in the third party logistics warehouse that best fits your needs

5. The order is processed, neatly packed, and delivered

6. The customer receives their product anywhere in the world by their chosen delivery method

How do I choose the right third party logistics service provider?

Third party logistics is a complex field, and many service providers are specialized. Some may focus only on transportation, and some on warehousing or distribution. And, in reality, only 42% of global 3PL service providers even name e-commerce as a service they offer.

Customers expect fast deliveries — without paying for higher shipping costs. To remain competitive, e-commerce firms often outsource their logistics and warehousing. In fact, almost half of e-commerce businesses rely on 3PLs logistics to sell across borders.

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