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What is a 3rd Party Logistics 3PL Services Provider?

What is a 3rd Party Logistics 3PL Services Provider?

There is a lot that goes into running a business, and third-party logistics companies can help. In any given business, you’re concerned with creating a product, distributing, and marketing it – on top of so many other factors. Taking all of those tasks on your own is a lot for any operation. That’s where a third-party logistic provider comes in.

A third-party logistics provider, or 3PL, is a commonly used outsourcing resource. These are companies and businesses that assist in aspects of packing like fulfillment, storage, and even distribution. 3PLs are most useful to companies that are looking to boost their productivity. Entrusting the more time-consuming elements of a business to a 3PL opens up time for development, marketing, networking, and more.

The Advantages of Third-Party Logistics

Using a third-party logistics company is a big step but comes with huge advantages. Partnering with a 3PL is just like partnering with a new investor or designer. This kind of partnership is something you’ll need to think long and hard on, and of course, there will be some number crunching, but it will be a sound investment in the long run. Finding the 3PL that fits your business’s needs and offers the growth you need will be worth it.

Rather than shouldering the entire burden of your business on your own, consider outsourcing. Odds are you aren’t in the packaging business yourself if you’re considering a third-party logistics service provider. Even if you have an established system that’s been working for you, it’s almost certain that a 3PL will be able to do it better. Bringing a 3PL into your program is like trusting a graphic design firm to create your company’s logo or an architecture firm to design your new office building. Put the packaging, distribution, and fulfillment of your products in the hands of professionals.

3PLs are in the business of keeping your products safe and getting them to market. Your business means a lot to you, and once you bring on a 3PL your business is their business. If you pick the right company, your product will be treated with as much care as you could offer yourself but on a bigger scale. Keep that in mind when you’re considering bringing on production help.

Finding a third-party logistics company means more hands, finer tuned processes across the board, and facilities designed for getting products out into the world safely. A 3PL provider will act as another arm of your business, without you having to oversee things daily. Depending on the 3PL your level of involvement in the process can be anything from facility visits to monthly email updates on progress. You will get out of a 3PL which would be impossible to do on your own.

No matter the nature of your business a third-party logistics service provider can help. With the help of a 3PL, you will send a more polished and well-put-together product to your consumer, and in greater numbers. Only by partnering with a 3PL can your company reach those new heights and truly expand its reach. Bringing on a 3PL to your operation will truly take your company to an entirely new level.

About IFS as a 3PL

Impact Fulfillment Services is a top 3PL that offers everything your company could need. Our facilities are state of the art and our process is completely streamlined. From fulfillment to distribution, and warehousing in between, IFS has the experience and tools to keep your product safe and up to industry standards. IFS documents every detail of production and packaging, so no corners are cut. Our use of primary and secondary packaging ensures that your product is not only safe but that it is as eye-catching as possible when it hits the shelves. With all the best technology and finely trained teams, IFS is a 3PL you can count on.

 

To learn more about our 3PL services, speak to a specialist!

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