Understanding how to choose the right 3PL for you can be hard. Knowing what to look for before you choose can help you in the long run. Here are some tips to help you choose your 3PL.
Make Sure to Do Your Homework
Preparation is key knowing everything you can find out about the 3PL you are partnering up with is a necessity. Knowing if you are a good match before you start the partnership will help you so much in the long run.
You want to make sure to know what services the 3PL offer and if they offer everything you need for your business to be successful. Will you need to change your daily operations when you make the switch?
Making sure you can integrate your shopping cart or marketplace with the 3PL’s technology makes things so much easier in the long run. That connection is one of the most important aspects of hiring a 3PL. If things aren’t connected the 3PL will not be getting any orders to fulfill.
3PLs are located in strategic locations, most of the time. Making sure they are in a good spot for your customers is main priority. They don’t need to be near you, they just need to be in a good spot where you can charge your customers less for shipping.
Affordable 3PLs are hard to come by. Make sure that the 3PL you choose is in your price range, based off how your company is growing and how they are doing right now.
And lastly, you will need to make sure they know what they are doing. You need to check how long they have been in business, and what their clients, both current and previous, have to say about the 3PL.
Knowing all this information before choosing a 3PL can make or brake this huge switch your company is going through. Knowing your 3PL can support you throughout every part of your business, from small to scaling higher and higher, can give you more confidence in your choice to switch.
Here at Launch Fulfillment we can help you through every stage of your business. We are here for you and your fulfillment needs. Reach out to us to find out if we are the right fit for your business.