What Is a 3PL Company & What Advantages Do They Offer Your Business

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Are you a brand that’s thinking of partnering up with a 3PL company, but you’re not sure where to start? Evolution Fulfillment is here to answer all your 3PL questions!

By definition, a third-party logistics (3PL) company “is a service that allows you to outsource operational logistics from warehousing, all the way through to delivery, and ultimately enables you to focus on other parts of your business.” According to gminsights.com, the third-party logistics (3PL) market size in America exceeded USD 1 trillion in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9% between 2020 and 2026.

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A 3PL company can provide services such as transportation, warehousing, picking and packing, inventory forecasting, order fulfillment, packaging, freight forwarding, and much more.

We live in an era where many businesses have been forced to utilize online platforms more and outsourcing their logistics operations to a 3PL offers huge incentives.

Here are 5 advantages of using a 3PL company for your brand.

Advantages Of Using a 3PL Company

1. 3PL company is your one-shop for all your fulfillment needs

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Using a 3PL company allows you to use one partner for all your logistics that’s essentially an extension of your own brand. Evolution Fulfillment has created six turnkey fulfillment services to advance your North American distribution strategy – which you can choose independently or combine for full effect – to ensure on-time, accurate and efficient product delivery into all sales channels.

2. 3PL company helps minimize overhead costs

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By partnering with a 3PL company, you save lots of money by not investing in your own warehouse space, technology, transportation, and staff to carry out day-to-day operations. 3PL companies free you from these responsibilities and allow your leadership team to really focus on the creative side of your brand.

3. 3PL provider offers industry expertise

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In today’s ever changing world, a 3PL company will provide knowledge and experience to keep your business trending in the right direction. They stay up-to-date with the latest in technology, manufacturing, and logistics. International brands looking to enter a new market will have a 3PL partner who understands the local economy and can guide them in the right direction for all their 3PL needs.

4. 3PL company lets you focus on key business areas

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As mentioned above, outsourcing your logistics needs to a 3PL allows your brand to focus on the key areas of your business. A 3PL gives you additional time to brainstorm new product/service ideas, implement new marketing strategies and plan for your brand’s future without being stuck doing large day-to-day logistical duties. Not deploying internal resources is a great benefit of partnering up with a 3PL company.

5. Scalability and Flexibility with a 3PL provider

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Using a third-party logistics provider (3pl) gives you flexibility and scalability to utilize supply and distribution resources based on current business needs. When your business is having a down period, you don’t have unutilized resources to worry about, and once things pick up again, your 3PL provider is ready to ramp up operations in a timely manner.

Evolution Fulfillment’s 3PL Services

With 135,000 square feet, three locations and a variety of specialized distribution services, Evolution Fulfillment helps brands reach the entire North American marketplace with a sound 3PL strategy. We specialize in integrations with various sales platforms accessing everyone from the end consumer to retail giants.

The 3PL industry continues to evolve with the advancement of e-commerce and 3PL providers will become increasingly important for your brand’s success.

To learn more about our 3PL services, you can contact us directly through our website, or email us at info@evolvewithus.ca.