It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner to logistics or even a seasoned pro. Partnering up with a Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider opens you up to numerous advantages that are worth every penny invested.
If you’re on the fence about hiring a 3PL, here’s 3 big reasons why you should go for it.
Everything you need in one place
Logistics companies have been in the industry for a long time. Experience is something that can’t be topped when it comes to shipping. They know for certain the best routes to ship locally, regionally and beyond, honed from years traversing highways, ports and rail. As well, 3PL’s offer a bounty of resources from fleets to drivers and warehousing to management all under one roof. You won’t have to waste time and money finding everything you need from multiple providers.
Enjoy a vast network
No matter where you need to ship, 3PL providers have connections at every level of the supply chain to ensure your load is handled with efficiency. You can rest assured that your new partners can be trusted because they work directly with logistics professionals that they know and trust. Reputation is a huge factor, especially with business as intricate as shipping. A 3PL will knows the red flags to look for when moving goods along the supply chain.
Grow your market
If you’re new to a region, a 3PL can help make your business’ presence known. This is beneficial because it helps expand your name to new markets as you gain access to different warehouses and distribution centers worldwide. Plus, you get the added benefit of being in a new town, but having a friend with all of the equipment, warehousing and labor capabilities that allows you to move products seamlessly within a new market. That cuts out added costs and time spent learning the ropes.