Fulfilling business to business orders brings with it a unique set of requirements that need careful consideration. A carefully considered specialised approach is essential in business to business order fulfilment. In this article, we will explore the benefits of outsourcing your business to business logistics operations to a 3PL (third party logistics) specialist like Warehouse Box, and how it can help your business grow and expand.
Move your warehousing and inventory management out of your business and reduce your operating costs
Warehousing and inventory management for B2B businesses requires large volumes, a lot of storage space and complex ordering and inventory management systems. Getting it right can reap big rewards, but get it wrong and the cost to your business could be hugely detrimental.
A 3PL provider like Warehouse Box offers dedicated warehousing solutions that can accommodate bulk inventory storage, specific tailored product handling, and efficient inventory tracking through our software. This ensures that our B2B customers have full visibility whenever they need it, with the added peace of mind that their stock is looked after in a safe and secure location by our dedicated team. Outsourcing your 3pl warehousing and inventory management will not only save you time, but will save significant expense on warehousing infrastructure, staff and equipment.
The need for that little bit more…
B2B fulfilment may need special additional services beyond plain and simple order fulfilment. 3PL providers like Warehouse Box offer value-added services such as subscription boxes, kitting, bundling, pick and pack, labelling, and product customisation to ensure we meet your trade customers’ specific needs and that products reach them in tip top resellable condition.
These value-added services give you the edge over your competitors without the stress of finding systems and solutions to meet these requirements in-house.
Transparency and visibility
Transparency and visibility are crucial for B2B customers. They need real-time access to understand the status of their orders, track delivery and monitor any returns.
A good 3PL company will offer you software that will give you and your trade customers full visibility facilitating good working relationships and less time spent handling B2B customer complaints and queries.
With our advanced software, Warehouse Box offers you easy inventory management tools, and reporting systems, so your B2B customers can make clearly informed decisions about stock control.
Helping you scale your business
B2B businesses often face fluctuating demand and varying order volumes. By partnering with a 3PL provider, B2B customers gain the advantage of scalability and flexibility. Whether it’s handling seasonal spikes in demand and sales or helping you grow quickly to meet demand for a new product, a 3PL company like Warehouse Box can quickly adapt to your changing needs, ensuring an uninterrupted quality service.
In summary, by outsourcing your B2B order fulfilment to a 3PL partner such as Warehouse Box, you will be opening the door to many opportunities for growth, flexibility, scalability and cost savings, whilst ensuring your B2B customers are happy that they are receiving a personal service when they need it.