Is it time to switch to e-fulfilment?
E-commerce is booming. British shoppers are leading the way and turning to the Internet for their shopping needs in record numbers. More and more goods are being bought online, from basic essentials through to high end products. Businesses are springing up all over the place, all trying to find their niche, get goods out to their customers as quickly as possibly and establish themselves as the leading light in their market.
In this field order fulfilment is incredibly important. Customers are impatient. If they don’t get their order quickly then they’ll go elsewhere to an etailer who will deliver on their promises. And why not? They’ve paid their money and they want their goods.
When e-commerce companies are initially set up they usually try to manage order fulfilment themselves. And when they are relatively small they can handle this up to point. At the end of the day they can pack and box up orders and get them off to customers. However, as these companies grow they need to think about reviewing these arrangements. Fulfilment takes up time and resources that could be better utilised elsewhere. Those amateur arrangements for stocking and storage need to be tightened up and made slicker and more efficient.
It makes perfect sense to utilise the services of a third party provider of e-fulfilment services. A partner can help these e-commerce operations make the step up and move their business onto the next stage.
Thanks to e-fulfilment a company can make better decisions around stocking and improve its order dispatch times. All the while freeing up vital resources that can be deployed elsewhere. With fulfilment taken care of owners can find the time to start thinking more strategically about their business and where they want to take it next. It’s the right move for an expanding business.