When people go into business, many times they have no idea about the logistics that are needed to ensure the business runs smoothly. By the time they figure it out, it may be too late. The bigger your business gets, the more help it will need. This is where a 3PL, or third party logistics comes in.
You may not have any idea what a 3PL is, but it’s essentially a way to keep your business running smoothly. Instead of worrying about shipping your product, labeling it, and transporting it, a 3PL can do this for you.
Many Fortune 500 companies rely on a 3PL to get their product out there, so you can rest assured you’re in good company if you decided to outsource to one for some extra help.
Why Does My Business Need a 3PL?
If you’re still unsure as to why you may need a 3PL, let us break it down for you. When you manufacture a product and sell it, your customer will then require a tracking number, shipping confirmation, and more.
Most businesses aren’t able to provide this, not to mention have trucks they can use to get their product where it needs to go. But working with a 3PL will help you with all of the logistical aspects of your business so you can focus on continuing to expand.
Many 3PLs have warehouses that they provide to businesses in order to store their product. Without warehouses like this, people would not have any space to place their inventory, much less keep track of it. A 3PL has several people doing this, and you don’t have to worry about it at all.
If you have customers all over the globe, it can be hard to keep track of where your inventory is going. But with a 3PL, it is a piece of cake.
Saving Money With a 3PL
Believe it or now, working with a 3PL will help you save money in the long run. It’s cheaper to group all of these services together as opposed to hiring separate companies to do them. And why would you want to worry about having to deal with so many other people?
With a 3PL like American Manufacturing Solutions, you will only have to worry about communicating with one source.
If you’re shipping to another country, a 3PL can even deal with customs for you so you don’t have to. Their employees are highly-trained and ready to deal with whatever you need them to.
Contact Us Today
If you’re sick of having to do things on your own or you simply can’t handle the workload because your business is growing rapidly, let us take on some of the weight.
With help from a 3PL, you can focus on expanding your business, building your customer base, and more. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and find out more information about us. We are looking forward to working with you!