A fulfillment center is one of the most critical areas for any business shipping products to customers. Inefficient picking and packing can harm the business especially when facing high order volumes. Fortunately, third-party logistics providers offer streamlined fulfillment. Businesses can save time and money in a number of ways by using one of these services.
Businesses that use a pick and pack company for order fulfillment will see a reduction in costs over in-house operations. All of the daily bookkeeping and management is handled by the provider. The provider is able to use the economy of scale to lower the price of picking and packing operations by distributing costs across many different businesses.
Lower Error Rates
A large pick and pack company will be using the best technology in order to guide pickers to the correct bins and to ensure orders are complete during the packing stage. This could include using pick to light systems or voice-activated picking devices. The company will also employ best practices to optimize the movements of workers. The combination of expertise and technology will lower error rates dramatically. Lower error rates save a business time and money by reducing customer service transactions and returns.
Reduced Shipping Times
A pick and pack company usually has a centralized location or multiple fulfillment centers located in strategic areas. This saves time and money by reducing shipping times. Fulfillment centers located close to customers will allow for fast delivery. This increases customer trust and loyalty. Businesses save money because of fewer customer inquiries about packages.