Handling Amazon fulfillment on your own can be a challenging and time-consuming process. From managing inventory and packaging to shipping and handling customer returns, the responsibilities can quickly pile up, leaving you little time to focus on growing your business.
At Daily 3PL, we understand the difficulties associated with managing fulfillment in-house and the advantages of partnering with third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Learn how outsourcing fulfillment to a 3PL can relieve the burden of these time-consuming tasks, reduce costs, and ultimately help you take your Amazon business to the next level.
Our 3PL Fulfillment Services for Amazon Sellers
A 3PL can accommodate a wide range of logistics services for e-commerce businesses of any size. From small startups to large enterprises, outsourcing specific warehousing issues has become a viable business solution. Explore our comprehensive fulfillment services below:
Storing your products in a secure, climate-controlled, and accessible location is paramount for product order processing. Daily 3PL’s 70,000-square-foot warehouse is in Southern California and secured with an updated video surveillance system.
Daily 3PL can fully integrate with existing systems using state-of-the-art, cloud-based software for clear and precise product management. Inventory management is made simple with up-to-date statuses, locations of products and order processes, and a clear overview of product movements.
Picking, Packaging, and Shipping
Fast order fulfillment is one of the most highly sought-after attributes of e-commerce businesses. Daily 3PL offers extensive, highly efficient, flexible, and customizable packaging and shipping solutions. With the capability to pick, process, and ship more than 50,000 units daily, your warehouse shipping solutions will become more reliable for your consumer. In addition, the setup process is user-friendly, with full accountability and visibility throughout the order processing.
Kitting and Packaging
Streamline your business’s custom orders to create a more personalized experience for your customer with custom boxes, bags, apparel, and more. Allow Daily 3PL to manage your kitting and packaging operations to:
- Increase efficiency
- Reduce costs
- Increase return sales
Data and Analytics
Receive critical insights into your business’s inventory and shipping data for enhanced inventory control. Plan for the future with accurate predictions for inventory levels, shipping costs, and much more. Use the information to expand, negotiate with suppliers, and predict needs.
3PL vs. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
The differences between using a 3PL service and fulfillment by Amazon become apparent when analyzing the cost, customer service, inventory control, branding options, and level of expertise offered by each.
Each fulfillment service has a cost associated, but the fees for FBA continue to rise. In the last 18 months, prices have risen an astounding 20% for the Amazon service. However, working with independent Amazon 3PL transportation services can offer a solution by providing constant storage prices without additional costs during peak times.
Outsourcing to a 3PL also grants the advantage of selecting from various shipping carriers and negotiating the best prices. 3PLs usually obtain lower rates due to the large volume of shipments they handle and their relationships with carriers. Outsourcing storage can be surprisingly cost-effective since businesses can lease existing warehouse space instead of managing their storage facilities.
Unlike with Amazon FBA, where businesses can feel like just another small part of the overall system, 3PLs often take a more personalized approach and strive to establish a true partnership with their clients. 3PLs usually provide dedicated account managers to assist with sales growth and promptly address any concerns that may arise.
Control Over Inventory
FBA programs require the shipment of a set amount of wares to keep inventory up at the fulfillment center. Without detailed analysis and control over the wares, physical control declines and places the business in jeopardy of either under fulfilling or storing excess wares. Establishing a 3PL solution will allow you to view, control, and restock inventory daily.
By using the FBA solution, businesses forfeit the ability to customize their packaging and miss out on opportunities for branding and recognition. Product removal, packing, and shipping with Amazon use the same materials unless you pay extra for the individual order. 3PLs allow your brand to make a statement with custom packaging, gifting, and more to leave a lasting impression. White-label logistic solutions can include:
- Box logos
- Specific box filler
- Custom package inserts
- And more
Working with 3PL experts helps move products faster, easier, and more accurately. Each package that passes through an expert’s hands receives an inspection for proper packing, shipping, and handling according to the order.
FBA vs. FBM
Fulfillment by Amazon allows e-commerce sellers to send their inventory to an Amazon warehouse and agree to product shipment using Amazon’s packaging. Amazon charges businesses fulfillment and storage fees to complete the order. Fulfillment by Merchant requires that the business owner store, manage, pack, and ship the charges themselves or hire a 3PL to manage it. Daily 3PL successfully integrates into an Amazon seller’s account, giving the business owner viable choices for their warehousing needs and the ability to utilize FBA and FBM.
Work With Daily 3PL for Amazon Fulfillment
Warehousing and shipping tasks are made more accessible by the state-of-the-art solutions provided by Daily 3PL. Contact us today to request a quote for your product fulfillment needs.