There are many different services that Third Party Logistics (3PL) companies provide; some offer warehouse management, while some offer transportation logistics. No matter what area of your business you are looking to augment, 3PLs can help you save time, money, and headaches by organizing and optimizing an area of your business that isn’t related to your core competency. GW Transportation takes a look at some of the advantages of using a 3PL for your business:
When your business begins to expand, or when you begin selling in new markets, there are significant barriers to entry. Without a fulfillment network in place, you won’t be able to process and deliver your orders to the places they need to be on time. Creating your own network of freight and shipping providers takes time and industry know-how. Even if you do have the clout to pull together a network, time spent organizing is time pulled away from the core competency of your business.
3PLs solve these problems by having established networks that are ready for companies to leverage in any market. This way, your business can focus on creating. As an added bonus, working with a partner who has a network established and resources in place allows your business to begin shipping, and therefore making money, right away.
3PL providers have already invested in this overhead, and provide you with a solution that doesn’t require additional infrastructure from your company. Their employees are trained in compliance, best practices, and software that makes the process more efficient, and avoid saddling your company with unwanted overhead and infrastructure.
Professionals Make A Difference
Creating a fulfillment network from scratch is bound to have some teachable moments. Every time you fail to deliver a product on time, or there is an order mix-up, that is on your company’s reputation. Customers won’t have sympathy because you are just figuring it out. This is why it is essential, especially when growing in a new market and establishing your reputation, to work with a professional. The experience that 3PL companies bring to the table is invaluable for your company. They know the intricacies of the industry and have learned from other’s mistakes. Don’t ruin your reputation trying to cut corners, employ someone who will get it done right the first time.
At GW Transportation Services, we are a 3PL provider that has the experience to take your business to the next level. We provide technology solutions so you know where and when your cargo will arrive, we help provide freight solutions for rapid growth, and we are professionally respected. Come see how GW Transportation could help your company save time and money on our website: https://www.gwtransportation.com/.