Choosing Between a 3PL and Building a Warehouse

If your company is starting to grow, you’ve likely began to consider different warehousing options. Third party logistics companies can help alleviate a lot of the growing pains start-ups and even established companies can begin to feel when their business starts to grow – and we’re here to help you understand the benefits and decide if choosing a 3PL is the right move for you and your business.

A minute saved is money earned

One major benefit of using a 3PL provider is the ability to hit the ground running with your distribution and warehousing needs. You don’t need to wait to establish a warehouse space, shipping and packaging procedures, hiring labor, and the various other ins and outs of building your own storage space – which really means you don’t have to wait to start storing and shipping your product.

Easier expansion equals more opportunity

3PLs are very likely vastly more connected to various distribution centers and warehouses in various locations worldwide than you are with your business, which means 3PLs have the ability to help you branch your products into markets that you’ve yet to reach through your marketing efforts.

Being able to expand into markets as a part of an established agreement provides you with a huge advantage in positioning your company into new and untapped markets.

Instant Scalability and Flexibility

Everyone wants their business to blow up overnight… but not everyone is equipped to handle this kind of sudden demand for their product. However, 3PLs are designed to handle this type of scaling, allowing you the flexibility for your company to meet your consumer demands, whatever it may be.

 Continual upgrades to your warehousing procedures

Unlike your business, warehousing, shipping, packing, and all the other oddities associated with warehousing and storage of goods are 3PLs business – and like any business they’ll strive to keep their facilities cutting edge, meaning that you’ll continually be subjected to the best warehousing available.

Like all businesses, 3PLs are not all created equal. At VITAL BGS we prefer to let our work do the talking for us. If you’ve decided that a 3PL might be the right move for you, contact us today to see what we can do to elevate your business.


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