5. June 2013 11:48
Order fulfillment services process orders on behalf of a number of companies. Fulfillment services include not only sending clients their purchases but also receiving incoming shipments, keeping track of inventory and dealing with returned products. Some fulfillment companies also offer customer service on behalf of clients.
It naturally costs money to hire a fulfillment company, although the exact price tag varies depending on services required and which company a person chooses to work with. However, fulfillment companies can help a business owner not only save time but also money in the long term.
Because order fulfillment companies process large amounts of orders on a daily basis, they are able to provide discounted shipping prices that would be unavailable to a small or even medium sized business owner. The storage facilities have top of the line security and many use bar coding to keep track of all incoming and outgoing shipments.
Outsourcing order fulfillment saves a company owner the time and money involved in having to hire and train employees to package and ship orders, deal with customer service complaints, etc. Many fulfillment companies also offer real time updates on stock, shipments and inventory, providing a company owner with regular, up to date information on how the business is going.
A business owner whose business is expanding at a rapid pace should seriously consider hiring an order fulfillment company. Such companies are often reasonably priced and offer numerous helpful services that reduce costs and help a business become even more efficient and profitable.
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