A good fulfillment service gets your products to your customers on time, but an excellent fulfillment service takes fulfillment off your mind so you can focus on your business. Here are a few things your shipping fulfillment services need to know to be great at what they do:
What Your Shipping Fulfillment Services Need to Know
Answering the following questions will help you get the most out of your fulfillment service.
Where Is Your Inventory?
Efficient order fulfillment starts with where you store your products. There are several options: Warehousing your products in your facility and drop shipping are popular ways to store and manage inventory.
Powered by Fulfillment provides our partners with powerful software tools to help you track and manage your inventory. If you are storing and shipping your products yourself, using FBA/WFS, or sourcing products from another drop shipping supplier, our cloud-based software lets you easily track your inventory anytime, night or day.
We can also warehouse your products for you. We have multiple warehouse locations so we can ship from the warehouse closest to your customer. Our zone delivery model can help get your customers’ orders to them faster and save you money on shipping costs.
We don’t limit your sourcing options. Whether your products ship from one or two sources or all of the above, our inventory management and shipping software lets you manage your fulfillment from one location. Not only does our system give you the flexibility your business needs, but we will also set it up so you can focus on selling your products.
How Do You Want Your Products Shipped?
There are many carriers to choose from when sending a product to your customer, and each has different advantages.
Powered by Fulfillment works with many of the best couriers. We partner with UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS, and more. The relationships we built with these carriers allow us to arrange daily pick-up of your shipments to ensure timely delivery. Our partner couriers also can give us discounts on shipping costs, and we pass these discounts on to you.
Our automated shipping system also allows you to map shipping options based on your preferences. The system will know how you prefer to ship and generate a shipping label with the optimal carrier for every order. The automated warehouse management system handles everything, so you don’t have to worry.
If your package is leaving the country, our automated system will also arrange international shipping and deal with customs. That’s two fewer worries to get between you and selling your products.
We also handle any special requirements your package may need. We ship cosmetics, food and beverages, and more. Whether your package needs special handling or you want to give it a personal touch, we can make it happen.
At Powered by Fulfillment, we will work to ensure your products get where they need to go.
What Do You Need to Know About Your Fulfillment?
Better information allows better business decisions. Timely and detailed reports can mean the difference between success and failure.
Running out of stock on a product is disappointing for your customer and bad for you. Our warehouse management solution helps you prevent this with daily cycle counts. Sales and order reports are available whenever you need them. You can also access up-to-date inventory reports — even across multiple online stores.
Powered by Fulfillment’s warehouse management system gives you information on which orders have shipped and which have not. Our automated system also tracks canceled and replacement orders. With our tools, you will know your available products and where those products are.
OMNI Channel lets you post your product database on multiple markets, then keep a close eye on those markets. The profit and loss reports you get can show you which products and which marketplaces are most successful — valuable information that helps you decide where your efforts will be most beneficial.
The reports you get from Powered by Fulfillment are customizable. You can get the data to fit your business needs. Let us know what you want to see, and we can set it up for you.
How Do You Want Your Invoice?
When hiring shipping fulfillment services, billing is another consideration.
Our billing system can adapt to your company’s needs. You can request weekly and bi-monthly invoices. Our auto-pay feature ensures you never miss a payment.
Powered by Fulfillment believes that your bill shouldn’t have surprises. Our billing system is fully automated, so there is no opportunity for human error to show up on your account. Business relationships need transparency, so your invoice will show every transaction in a clear line-item format so you see every expense.
Start Using Powered by Fulfillment Today
Powered by Fulfillment’s services can help you focus on growing your business. We provide flexible shipping options that allow you to tailor our service to your needs and automated systems that give you one powerful tool for tracking your inventory across multiple warehouses and platforms. Contact Powered by Fulfillment to get started.