Selling products online is an efficient way of getting your business or products noticed, especially as we are well into the digital age where over 40% percent of the world’s population has an internet connection.
Depending on the amount of custom that you are getting through your online store, fulfilment of orders may not be a problem. However, what happens if you get an unexpected batch order or your store becomes quite popular with the users of the net?
Of course, there are many reasons why you may outsource the fulfilment of your orders, but the question remains – should you? As providers of packaging and fulfilment services for businesses, we think that the benefits are too great not to mention – so here’s our 3 reasons to outsource your order fulfilment!
You Won’t Need Additional Staff
As your company starts to grow and the orders start rolling in, you might start to consider whether you need to hire more staff to keep up with the demand of fulfilling orders. Not all companies are able to hire more staff – whether it’s because of space restriction or simply the cost of hiring more hands to help you with your orders – so it makes sense to outsource to the people that can.
Fulfilment services provide the staff needed to take care of your orders once they’ve come through, leaving you stress free while knowing that your processing, sorting and shipping is all taken care of.
Your Shipping will Become More Efficient
Packing up orders is hard work, and unless you’ve taken on the task yourself in the past, you may have underestimated how much time and effort it takes to pack up 10 orders, let alone hundreds. This often leads to business owners becoming stressed at how much work they have to do by themselves, and can even result in orders being missed or delayed simply because they can’t keep up with the workload.
Using a fulfilment service eradicates all this and streamlines your processing and shipping of the orders you receive, making your business more efficient and keeping your customers happy. It will also free up more of your time to be getting on with other more important aspects of your business, such as research and marketing.
Saves You Money
Although it might seem like a huge investment – and technically it is – it doesn’t actually cost you as much as it would to hire out a building to store your stock, hire new staff and invest in your own in-house fulfilment services.
In fact, outsourcing can save you much more in the long run. Not only will the safe storage of your products waiting to be sold be guaranteed, you’ll also avoid having to pay out any extra costs – it’s all in the fulfilment service price!
We understand how important it is for businesses selling online to be able to gain the trust of their customer base, and we believe that having a reliable, efficient order fulfilment can help many businesses achieve that end.
If you’d like to find out how VDC Group can help you fulfil your online orders, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today where we’ll be delighted to help you.