Small Business Owners: Why Outsource Your Order Fulfilment?

February 12, 2014

One of the best parts about being the owner of a small business is that you’re the boss – it’s you who gets to make the rules and oversee everything, including one of the most important elements: order fulfilment.

If you’re the proud owner of a small business, then you’ll already know the value of maintaining a smooth fulfilment operation, and will have probably noticed the hundreds of companies trying to get your attention by promising the best fulfilment service possible.

“Why can’t I just do my order fulfilment myself?”

Although you might be happy dealing with all your order fulfilment now on a small scale, it may get harder in the future when your business grows and you struggle to keep up with demand.

A fulfilment house can deal with orders as they happen. One of the problems with having a small business, especially one that’s online only, is that orders can come in at any time from around the world.

This isn’t too much of a problem if it’s 11:30am where you live and you were just about to head down to the post office anyway; what’s another order? Just pack it up and bring it with you, right?

But what if you’ve been called away unexpectedly due to a family emergency, or just want to take a bit of time off?

A fulfilment house can integrate their system with yours to automatically receive online orders, which can then be picked, packed, and sent directly to your customer without you having to lift a finger.

You won’t even have to hire extra staff or persuade fed-up family members to help you deal with busy periods like Christmas, Easter or Valentines, as the dedicated workforce in a fulfilment house can provide all the extra pairs of hands you’ll need.

So although you might think that fulfilment houses are only for the big behemoths shipping vast quantities of stock around the world, you’d be surprised – there are plenty of small business owners taking advantage of fulfilment companies, just like Fairway Fulfilment & Logistics, who offer flexible packages and years of experience to help you manage your business more effectively.

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