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Efficiency. It's one of those words that either helps your business thrive or holds your business back. All too often, it's the latter of the two. So how do you correct this situation, or improve on your current one? The key indicators of an efficient system are: 1. Shopping cart integration to fulfillment center 2. Accounting program integration to fulfillment center 3. Barcodes on products If you are selling via any shopping cart on your website, there should be no reason for anyone in your organization to enter orders manually. The only order entry should be from your customer.
Outsourcing to or changing your fulfillment partner can be very stressful for any size business. However, doing so can be the one element of your business that can make or break it.
When you outsource you reduce your overall costs and worries over the details that are the key to your success. Some fulfillment companies state that a typical business can save anywhere from 30-60% of their operational costs from the start. This number, of course, varies depending on the services you employ your fulfillment partner to do for you.
Here's a copy of a blog posting about Verde from carbonfund.org: As online shopping becomes the norm for businesses and consumers around the world, shopping-related carbon emissions are shifting from personal vehicles and public transit to modes of product shipment. While this shift may result in an overall reduction in “shopping emissions”, they aren’t being eliminated. Many environmentally-focused customers and businesses are growing savvy to this shift in greenhouse gas emission sources and are eager to find ways to reduce or neutralize product shipping emissions.
You know what a 3PL and eco-friendly fulfillment is, but you want to know specifically how this will benefit your company, right? (By the way, 3PL means Third Party Logistics)
Here’s how you know you need a 3PL warehousing service:
The please-don’t-pull-your-hair-out-trying-to-figure-this-3pl-services-thing guide
1) So, what are 3PL Services?
3PL Services actually stands for 3rd party logistics, or third party-unrelated to the business. That’s us—we’re the third party!
Why Verde Fulfillment is just as fast, just as friendly, just as smart, and on top of that: why we’re greener than everyone else
1) We Speak Fluent Green Shipping Across The World
Have you ever wondered about the carbon-footprint of all of those supposedly "green" products on the market? All too often, we hear of companies who create a green product with eco-friendly packaging and excellent marketing to back it all up. But then what happens? They forget to 'complete the circle' of why they created that green product in the first place. How will they get that newly created green product from the factory to the consumer? Most companies will simply turn a blind eye or quickly look the other way and just say, "it
Verde is very pleased to announce that we are doubling our warehouse capacity. We've had incredible growth over the past two years, warranting the need to add more capacity, more staff and more sophisticated software system. We'll be making another announcement in the coming weeks with regards to staff and software. Good stuff. Thanks for tuning in!