The term Third Party Logistics may or may not be new to you, but the logistics service we provide is counted on by over 90% of Fortune 500 companies. Outsourcing your logistics can keep your company competitive by keeping it lean, reducing operational costs and allowing you to focus on your core competencies whether that is selling, manufacturing, marketing or research and development. Please click the below headers for brief descriptions on some of the benefits to using Advanced Bonded as your Warehousing, 3PL and fulfillment provider.
Amazon Replenishment Services ~ FBA/Vendor Central/Seller Central/Multi-Channel –
Beat Amazon at their own game.
There is no getting around it: Amazon is king. How they operate their supply chains directly effects every seller’s bottom line. Selling to Amazon requires a game plan for any size business and more and more companies utilize 3PLs to help them build their business with them. Most Amazon sellers import their items from outside of the USA. In doing so you must ask how much stock to ship inbound to the USA and how much stock to deliver to Amazon at a time. Usually sellers are not delivering full ocean containers of merchandise to Amazon at a time. What this means is that most sellers need a US-based warehouse to deliver their merchandise to before forwarding on to Amazon. As it is usually not feasible to rent and staff a US warehouse here are some key points on why to choose ABW:
- Online inventory system that can be integrated directly with Amazon via EDI
- Compliance labeling – FBA item and master carton labels, FNSKU or ASIN labels for Vendor Central
- Multi-channel capability: Want to sell to more than Amazon? No problem! We actively fulfill orders for Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc…
- Guaranteed lower storage fees than Amazon! Amazon charges exorbitant storage fees for less volume and slower selling items on purpose to leave more room for fast movers
- Returned-item inspection
More Efficient and Effective than DIY Warehousing-
Free up cash and improve ROI by reducing equipment, facilities and personnel.
Using a 3pl service can reduce operating costs significantly by removing warehousing costs and burdens from a manufacturer. This allows your firm to focus on its core competencies instead of warehousing, fulfillment and logistics. A typical 20,000-30,000 square feet warehouse in Charlotte, NC will have an average lease of 3 years and a cost of usually $10,000-$20,000 per month in rent (if not much, much more). Bonding insurance can be as much as $3,000 per month depending on the warehouse’s location, it’s facilities, and the replacement cost of your products. Typical small warehouses need to employ at least 3 employees full-time, which will cost at bare minimum $75,000+ for a qualified staff per year. If your company moves large volumes of stock seasonally and needs to employ seasonal or temporary staff, your payroll and insurance rate will increase. These costs, along with actually running the warehouse operations, are just a small part of what we have termed the “aggravation factor” of warehousing and fulfillment. If you are in the market for a warehouse or a warehousing provider, give us a call or email to determine which is right for your company.
Full Integration (EDI, eCommerce, Shopping Carts) –
Take the complexity out of fulfillment by outsourcing to Advanced Bonded in Charlotte, NC.
Our IT systems integrate smoothly with a wide variety of inventory systems, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems with major retailers such as Amazon, E-Commerce shopping carts and accounting software. Direct cart management services are easily setup within or Warehouse Management System (WMS) to eRetailers. Need to track costs accurately and thoroughly through one system? Our WMS can keep track of manufacturing and transportation costs along with your fulfillment costs for each and every order. If you have any question about the capabilities of our system, please do not hesitate to call or email us with any inquiry you may have. For more information on our WMS, please click here.
Size Matters –
Whether big or small the process, price, and service is the same.
One size does not fit all, so Advanced can provide a 3PL logistics solution to fit your company’s unique needs whether they are large or small. If your firm is just starting up or has outgrown its current situation, please let us give you and expert assessment on how our services can help you grow. Taking the warehousing, fulfillment, and transportation headaches away from a smaller firm gives the firm back more time to pursue leads and concentrate on growth. For larger firms, Advanced Bonded in Charlotte, NC, can typically lower your costs significantly, especially if you are needing distribution options on the east coast. Charlotte is strategically located in the middle of the east coast with access to many freight companies ready to service accounts for far less than most other states.
Dedicated and Trained Personnel –
Trained fulfillment personnel are waiting to pick, pack, and fulfill your orders.
A single point of contact that understands your company and your unique third party logistics needs helps provide superior customer service. With a single point of contact, your firm knows who exactly to contact in case of an issue or for any special needs that occur. With the myriad of processes, regulations, and human errors affecting the fulfillment of your goods outside of your control, having as few people to go through for any reason is a benefit to our customers that is not quantifiable.