Does Your Business Need a Third Party Logistics Partner?

Group of Workers in WarehouseDoes your business need a third party logistics partner? If you don’t have the time, money or interest to manage your own warehousing and distribution, as well as things like handling regulatory compliance and meeting more and more complex logistical needs, you might need a third party logistics partner.

Typically, here’s what happens: a company grows beyond its own capabilities. When this happens, it might take a long time to fulfill an order, and that leads to irate customers. If you don’t want that to happen, it’s time to partner with a third party logistics company that can help you get stuff done!

What are the advantages of working with a third party logistics partner? They have expert knowledge and can help your business enter into new markets. They can sometimes provide vertical advertising and logistics integration, as well as putting an end to distribution pain points.

So when do you finally decide to make that call and connect with a third party logistics company?

Expansion Issues

If your market size is restricted and you can’t expand because of existing warehouse locations, it might be time.

Distribution Issues

Are you having distribution problems and your order fulfillment rate is suffering? You might need help from someone else, rather than taking on the burden yourself, in-house.

Risk Mitigation

Don’t want to own/acquire your own warehouses, which involves risk? Partner up with a third party logistics company to help you find warehousing that you pay for, rather than own outright.

Reduction in Expenses

Are your current logistics expenses costing too much and cutting into profits? Maybe a third party provider is cheaper and can help your company grow sustainably.

Fluctuating Demand

And, finally, if you have market demand that varies but you’re not so flexible when it comes to scaling up or down to meet that demand, you might need the help of a third party logistics partner.

Do you need help finding warehousing in North America? Affiliated Warehouse Companies is a third party representative of North American warehouses; Please call us at 732-739-2323 for more info.