Running a small business is no easy task. Overhead and labor costs can quickly eat into potential profits. This is why so many small businesses often turn to fulfillment services to assemble, package, and ship products to customers. While manufacturing is generally always done out of house, many small businesses may still rely on in-house staff to package and ship special orders or mailings. However, this is often not as cost-effective as it first appears.
Fulfillment services can help small business owners reduce the labor and overhead costs associated with fulfillment. Established fulfillment houses can assemble, package, kit, and send products more cost-efficiently than an in-house team. They also employ experienced employees who can complete projects more quickly than an ad-hoc team.
Most importantly, turning to a fulfillment house for these services will free up regular staff to perform the revenue-generating and operational tasks your small business relies on to be successful.
Finally, fulfillment houses offer small business owners peace of mind. Instead of juggling full-time, part-time, and contract labor to complete projects, you will have a trusted partner to turn to who will always have the resources you need on hand.
To find a fulfillment house in your area, seek out other small business owners with the same challenges who outsource their fulfillment work. Transparency is also important. If possible, take the time to tour the fulfillment house and meet the staff who will be involved in processing your work. For instance, at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, we proudly post testimonials from satisfied customers and offer free tours of our facilities.
Whatever fulfillment house you choose, be sure that the house meets your standards for value, quality, and experience.