Shipping and distributing the products that one sells online is not as easy as you may think. Sure, you can walk into any courier company and they will charge you a fee to ship whatever you like. However, when your business starts to grow and you no longer have the room nor the time to prepare the orders you are receiving yourself, 3DM is here to help, as your ultimate 3rd party logistics provider.
We have dedicated over 20 years perfecting the process and the changes are ongoing. Software is constantly changing and being updated, while managing a warehouse is a business in itself. There is no need for you to take on these challenges yourself when you have a business to run.
Top 5 benefits of outsourcing to a 3PL:
- Less staff
Having less staff means you have less people to manage and run through your payroll. Warehouse employment is one with the highest turnover. Therefore, eliminating that burden allows you more time to focus on the core of your business; branding and selling.
- Save time & money
3PL providers have higher shipping volumes than individual small to medium businesses. They take advantage of economies of scale with regards to shipping and overhead costs across the board and in turn, pass the savings onto you.
- Extensive Resources Available
We have access to software that is designed to help you save money. With a wide variety of couriers with exceptional rates at our disposal, we have the ability to pick and choose shipping methods, parcel by parcel, based on price and and/or service level. We also work with some of the top customs brokers in the country to ensure that your products get to and from their destinations safely, securely, and most importantly, without any issues.
- Save Space
Storing consumer goods can take up much valuable space, even if you are organised. 3PLs have large warehouses capable of handling and storing your products. If you are bringing in containers straight from the port, it is much simpler to entrust a reputable 3PL to unload it for you, as they have the know-how and experience to handle it.
Many 3PL companies have the ability to customize orders to suit your needs. They can include special inserts in each order or even supply you with shipping boxes or packages that are branded with your company’s logo. They can also definitely get you better rates on those customized shipping supplies than you would get yourself, as they are sharing volume discounts between you and their other clients.