Whilst every business would love to have the expertise, experience and expenditure to manage all the processes essential to their company in-house, when running a local, national or even international firm such things aren’t possible. In fact, there is no shame is asking for a helping hand and calling on a 3PL service to handle your freight forwarding, pallet delivery and wider shipments, both overseas and a little closer to home, can unlock a number of benefits.
Here we reveal three reasons why you should use a 3PL or third party logistics service, whatever industry sector your business.
Discover scalable solutions
Whether you are just starting out within your target market or are a market-leading company with international ambitions, finding a shipping solution that can grow with your business is important.
Utilising a 3PL provider allows you to scale your business and keep your options open and flexible. For organisations that require third party assistance on a seasonal basis, i.e. retailers looking for delivery solutions for Christmas and other holidays, 3PL enables you to scale space, labour and transportation from month to month.
Save time and money
For many organisations unfamiliar with 3PL services, it can be easy to assume that outsourcing to a professional company could cost you more money. However, unbeknown to many, you could save both time and money by utilising a third party logistics partner. As well as working within budget to ensure you can meet shipping deadlines across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world, using 3PL enables your employees to focus on their own roles saving time and boosting productivity at all levels.
Whilst you may not be an expert in the shipping of goods across Europe and worldwide, your 3PL partner will be and being able to rely on this experience as well as their approved resource network can significantly lower your overheads and allow you to provide the best possible service to your own customers.