The holidays are one of the most stressful times for businesses, particularly when it comes to retail distribution. If your organization saw a rise in orders and expedited shipments this past holiday season, congratulations! With that success, you may have also caught yourself hastily packing orders and then taking daily trips to the post office. If you felt like you were drowning in packages, deadlines, and customer service inquiries over the holidays, be proactive and let the experts at SureShip provide you the solutions required to eliminate these headaches.
The Billion Dollar Dilemma
Over the holidays, retail businesses can make more than a third of their annual sales. This is a lot of money to earn quickly and likewise a lot of money to lose if you cannot keep up with the demand. If you don’t have enough employees to handle the picking, packing, and labeling, you will fall behind. Running low or completely out of stock on materials can also put a dent in any fulfillment operation.
The 3PL Solution
If you struggled this holiday season, it is time to consider partnering with a 3PL distribution company. A 3PL, or third-party logistics company, provides warehousing and fulfillment services to businesses like yours. When you partner with a 3PL, you receive several benefits, including:
- Warehouse Storage
- Expedited and Same Day Shipping
- Ecommerce Solutions
- Inventory Management
- Kitting and Assembly Services
Companies like SureShip offer logistics management expertise that can provide storage and shipping solutions for all your business needs, despite the season. Furthermore, our fully Automated Warehouse System and 24/7/365 Inventory Management Reporting Portal enables you to have end to end order transparency from customer check out to product delivery.
The holidays are stressful for businesses, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t ease the stress. If you want to start capitalizing on your sales now and be fully prepared for the next holiday season, you may want to think about the advantages of partnering with SureShip. For more information on 3PLs, contact SureShip by calling 301-273-1651 or emailing us today and find out what solutions we can offer your company!