Global logistics, UK and Ireland distribution, warehouse storage, customised contract packaging and worldwide freight services

Benefits of Outsourcing Stock Storage and Management

8 January 2019

Businesses both big and small need to know how to properly manage their stocks if they want to remain competitive.

In some cases, you can be fully capable of handling your inventory on your own. But if you’re thinking of expanding into new markets, to go global, or to achieve significant growth, it would be better for you to outsource the job instead. Why? Well, here are several convincing reasons.

 
Reduce operating costs
When you leave stock management to a logistics company, you won’t have to hire new staff, invest in new properties, or deal with slow-selling product lines yourself. The 3PL can take care of the infrastructure for you. All you need to do is pay for what you’ll be using, be it equipment, systems, or employees.
 
Access the latest technology
It’s unlikely that you’re knowledgeable with trends in shipping and inventory. Thankfully, fulfilment providers are. They can take care of any necessary software and equipment upgrades. Plus, they can integrate their tools onto and improve your existing systems. Their wealth of experience enables them to make recommendations and provide solutions for almost any issue.
 
Make clients happier
Outsourcing the storage and management of your stocks can guarantee live status updates, smooth returns processes, and accurate despatching. A logistics provider offers 24/7 support by phone or email too, so it’s easier for you to meet the evolving expectations of your customers. This is especially important in this era where online shopping is the norm.
 
Enjoy contract services
Directly renting warehouse space often means you have to commit to a long-term fixed lease. With a 3PL, you can arrange for a more flexible arrangement that is bespoke according to your needs. A suitable storage facility and IT system will be prepared for you, regardless how specific or diverse your needs might be.
 
Reclaim your time
An increasing number of orders can quickly eat into your working hours. You’ll have customer complaints, packaging boxes, and postal queues to deal with that you’ll no longer be able to focus on the development of new products or even in catching up with your loved ones. Passing the task to a more capable and experienced team can address this matter.
 
Now that you know how your company can benefit from outsourcing to transport and logistics companies, you should get a better understanding of the process. This is all for the best of you and your business.
 

Are you ready to book stock storage and management with AKW Global Logistics? You can contact us through email at enquiries@akw.co.uk for any of your enquiries.