How Can Third Party Distribution & Warehouse Help Your Business
There are many ways that using third party logistics can help your business. From warehouse services to shipping, using an experienced freight forwarding company, like PBS International, can save your business time and money, allowing your business to grow whilst improving your customer satisfaction.
Below, we investigate how third party distribution and warehouse services can be of benefit to your business.
Using a third party for your distribution and warehouse services can save you a lot of money. You won’t have to pay heavy costs towards your own warehouse premises and other overheads, such as technology and specialist equipment. You won’t need to recruit and train staff – instead, you’ll be able to utilise a fully functioning infrastructure. You’ll also usually have lower delivery costs, as a third party will have lower rates as they’ll have a higher volume of shipments.
A third party distributor and warehouse will be able to handle everything in a much more cost-effective manner than setting up things yourself. You’ll also save a lot of time by delegating these functions to a third party, allowing you to focus on other areas of your business where your time is better spent.
Expert knowledge and experience
Another advantage of using a third party for distribution and warehouse services, is that you’ll have access to their expert knowledge. An experienced and trusted company like PBS International will know exactly how to manage all sorts of requirements, from health and safety to tax regulations. In fact, PBS International is one of the few companies in the UK that is approved by HM Customs and Excise, meaning we know what will be needed for your international shipments and customs clearances.
We always keep up to date with changes within the industry, so we’ll know what needs to be done to handle your goods accurately and efficiently. We’ll know how to find the solution to issues that you might not even have thought of, keeping your supply chain running smoothly. This gives you the peace of mind that your products are being taken care of professionally and, again, leaves you to get on with other areas of your business.
Flexibility and scalability
Using a third party for distribution and warehouse services can help when your business grows. Rather than getting locked into a long lease, you’ll have the flexibility to expand your warehouse capacity as your business needs.
It also means you have flexibility when sales are down, as well as when they go up. You won’t have to worry about changing your whole infrastructure or spending money on resources that are going to waste. Instead, you’ll have full flexibility to use what you need when you need it.
Improve customer satisfaction
Using third party logistics usually means you can keep up better with customers’ demands and expectations, which leads to increased customer satisfaction. You’ll usually be able to offer more options for delivery timeframes and costs, with an easier returns process and even next-day delivery.
Thanks to the established network of a third party distributor, you’ll be able to offer all these benefits to your customers. Plus, an experienced company will have less risk of delays and things going wrong; they’ll be more reliable and already have the solutions and contingency plans in place and ready to go in the event of a problem.
PBS International is an experienced international freight forwarder offering a complete range of specialised services to meet your business’s shipping and warehouse needs. Contact us for more information or get an international shipping quote today.