Your fulfillment process can be a competitive advantage. Conversely, it can also be a bottleneck.
And although efficiency is important, it isn’t the only factor worthy of your attention.
There are many steps to fulfillment, from inventory and warehouse management all the way to choosing shipping and courier services that can help you deliver orders to customers quickly and reliably.
Here are seven ways Floship can help you implement your fulfillment solutions:
Did you know that Hong Kong is the largest air-freight hub in the world?
What this means for you is that packages can be shipped out across the world at minimal cost. Additionally, orders can be shipped out quickly to all major markets.
Floship also has access to a full suite of courier rates generally only available to larger businesses.
What this all amounts to is savings. You can deliver products to your customers for less.
How do you create and retain happy customers?
You deliver products quickly to them and offer excellent service.
The benefits of Hong Kong fulfillment have already been pointed out. Once you’re shipping to major markets, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better solutions.
Hong Kong also has trade-friendly regulations and low shipping costs. This means you can get products to the doors of your customers quickly and cheaply.
3. Global Expansion
How do you create more opportunities for your business?
By expanding into international markets.
But this can prove challenging when you don’t know the ins and outs of different regions, what shipping and courier options to use, or whether or not certain products can be delivered to different countries.
With Floship working for you, you’ll have your bases covered.
4. Customer Satisfaction
When your customers get orders delivered to their door at the expected time (or even sooner), they are more likely to be happy in choosing your business to deliver their product needs in the future.
In fact, this is a prerequisite to a successful eCommerce business.
On-time delivery is fast becoming an expectation rather than a competitive advantage.
You need to identify additional value-adds for your customers.
But timely delivery at an affordable rate is a great place to start to create happy customers.
5. Predictable Costs
A common issue with fulfillment is a lack of predictability, and if you don’t know what the costs are going to be on an ongoing basis, there are no guarantees that you’re going to be able to absorb them.
Wouldn’t you rather know, in advance, more or less exactly what fulfillment is going to cost from one month to the next?
Floship offers outsourced fulfillment without lengthy contracts or hidden fees. You only pay for what you use.
There are many incredible eCommerce tools and apps out there, but how can you keep up with it all? Furthermore, how do you know what solutions are right for your business?
With Floship’s IT ability, you’ll be able to integrate with leading eCommerce platforms, ERPs, marketplaces, shopping carts and order management systems.
Using the best technologies ensures the longevity and efficacy of your business.
Managing and maintaining a product inventory can be a headache, and it sometimes has a way of sucking all the profit out of a business and all the energy out of the business owner.
Furthermore, even when you do have sufficient space to organize and oversee all of your products, if you don’t have effective processes and procedures for your staff to follow, your warehouse will be a mess.
You can bypass many a headache by trusting your fulfillment to a skilled distribution centre.
Who will you trust your business with?
Finding the right partners is paramount to utilizing the latest technology or innovative solutions. You need to be able to find a fit that makes sense for your enterprise.
Take some time to identify the parts of your fulfillment process that aren’t working. If you are experiencing major challenges in this area, it’s time to consider outsourcing.
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