Published on December 11, 2015

Fulfillment Company

Fulfillment Company

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Ship My Orders is a “fulfillment company.” We have two locations in the United States which provide service to customers on the east coast or the west coast. These strategically located warehouses position the starting point of the shipping closer to the customer end point, saving money in shipping charges by reducing the amount of travel that is necessary, and also reducing the time it takes for the packages to be received by the customers.

A “fulfillment company” is a specialized third party business that works for you to alleviate the responsibilities of shipping your products to customers, as well as leveraging the shared costs of warehouse space and employees in order to produce a better cost per piece to get your orders to your customers than if you did it yourself. The benefits of having your own warehouse space and employees may seem to make sense, many business owners who have not researched fulfillment companies are unaware of the cost savings that they can receive by outsourcing the duties. For example, the costs of owning, renting or operating your own warehouse is an exercise in estimated scale that most of the time will have to be overestimated to prepare for potential growth. What this means is that you have to buy or rent a warehouse that is bigger than the current necessary capacity in order to account for potential growth in the future. Accurately predicting your space needs over the course of the next 5, 10 or even 30 years is nearly impossible to gauge, leaving many businesses with the potential of being locked into a space that is eventually too small or one that is too big, with no ability to effectively scale up or down as necessary. In addition to the space issue there is employees, who need to be trained and on staff in order to effectively process the orders and perform the shipping duties. Over staffing during times of slow sales is difficult on the bottom line, and being under prepared and without fully trained employees in times of sales rushes causes slowdowns and unhappy customers. The answer is contracting a fulfillment company to do the work for you, alleviating your company of the inability to scale when necessary.

At Ship My Orders, you pay only for the space you need, and share our warehouses with other businesses just like yourself. Our employees are the ones used to pack and ship your products to your customers, just like they are for other businesses. What this means is that you are only paying for what you need without having to worry about the ability to increase scale and production if you need to. We can always increase the amount of space that you require by a simple adjustment to your contract, alleviating the necessity to negotiate lengthy leases that may not be beneficial in the future, or hiring new employees to prepare for the busy times. Ship My Orders handles it all for you, making it easy and convenient for you to get your products to your customers.