Many small businesses—and large businesses too—do all of their fulfillment, warehousing, distribution, and packaging in house. Though this might be possible for some companies, others just don’t have the time or resources to spend on logistics. For this reason, many companies turn to third-party logistics companies to help them with mundane details like shipping and packaging. Let’s look at the benefits of outsourcing logistics to a kitting warehouse!
Improve Efficiency with Inventory Management Software
Stop counting your inventory by hand! Once your inventory gets big enough, you could spend 40 hours a week just figuring out what you have and what you need to order. Fulfillment warehouses have sophisticated inventory management services that can keep track of your inventory in real time and are cloud-based, meaning you can access the data any time anywhere!
Warehouse management software helps you cut operating expenses, improve inventory visibility, optimize labor management, and so much more. Plus, many inventory management software systems will notify you when you’re running low on something, so that you’re never caught off guard when something is out of stock!
Do you happen to have 1,000 extra square feet to house all of your inventory? Most small business owners would say no! Moving your inventory to a fulfillment warehouse lets you free up working space to give you better organization, and not to mention, peace with your surroundings!
Warehousing allows for fast delivery, and effective, optimized distribution. This allows for better productivity and greater customer satisfaction!
Spend Less Time Kitting
Product kitting includes taking multiple products with unique SKUs and bundling them into one unit with a different SKU. Some examples of kitted products include gaming sets, products with more than one piece, pre-assembled products, and subscription boxes.
Product kitting can be extremely helpful in generating sales. Product kitting is extremely beneficial for selling more items. Customers are more likely to buy items that come in a lower-priced kit than they are to buy them all individually. However, it can be extremely hard to figure out. Product kitting requires that you have diligent inventory counts, as well as superior organizational skills.
ESM Fulfillment and Distribution is an incredibly effective kitting warehouse. We can quickly and accurately fill kitted orders of any size, making us a great option for growing businesses. Stop wasting your time trying to figure out how many kits you can sell this month before you have to order more inventory—ESM can handle all of that for you.
Shift Your Focus
Like mentioned previously, outsourcing logistics to a third-party business can help you shift your focus from running the day-to-day operations of your business to thinking more long-term strategy. Handing over your logistics responsibilities gives you so much more time to focus on other areas of your business that seem to get the least attention—like advertising, product development, and marketing!
Outsourcing your logistics needs will help you improve efficiency, save space, spend less time kitting, and shift your focus! This gives you more time, resources, and mental energy to focus on more important aspects of your business!