5 Reasons to Switch to 3PL

Have you been debating whether or not to entrust your warehousing to a third party logistics company like Overflo? If so, there are some surprising benefits to take into consideration that may help you make your decision. Listed below are the top five reasons to switch to 3PL to give you a better idea of the opportunities available for you.

Let the Experts Handle Your Logistics

By turning the reins over to a 3PL provider, you can rest assured that your warehousing and distribution needs are being handled by the best experts in the field. You don't have to worry about hiring and training people to take care of packing, shipping, order fulfillment, and the like. The 3PL company does all that for you. Overflo has been in business for over 30 years, and in that time, we have truly perfected the art of warehousing. We have the skills and expertise you can count on to make sure that your customers are well cared for all year long.

Complete Your Orders on Time in Spite of Capacity Fluctuations

The trucking industry goes through natural shifts in supply and demand. Right now, America has a shortage of truck drivers that often make it difficult for companies to complete their orders in a timely manner. With the backing of a professional 3PL provider like Overflo, you can stay ahead of seasonal shifts and get your products where they need to be. No matter what the changes may be in truck capacities or the demand for drivers as a whole, your products will arrive safely and securely.

Adjust Your Storage to Meet Your Needs

Why pay for an entire warehouse when you only need to use it for half of the year? This is one of the biggest reasons why companies make the switch to 3PL, because they don't want to pay for wasted space. With Overflo, you can adjust your storage needs to accommodate changes in your business. For instance, if you are a retailer preparing for the holiday shopping season, you can reserve more space for your products in the autumn months when you need to stock up. Then in the winter and spring when your supplies start to deplete, you can change the amount of warehouse space you need so you only pay for what you're actually using.

Save Your Time for What You Do Best

Do you have time to track freight, monitor inventory levels, and handle the daily operations of a warehouse? Even if you do, would that time be better spent running other areas of your business? Distribution and warehousing is what we do – all day, every day. We have experts on hand to ensure that operations run as efficiently as possible so you don't have to mess with the tedious tasks that come with the logistics industry. Improve your business operations and reduce your stress at the same time by turning over the job to a 3PL provider.

Spend Less Money on Storage and Distribution

When you work with a third party logistics company, you are basically going into a timeshare with other business owners just like you. Rather than paying for a large warehouse and shippers that work specifically for your company, you can take advantage of the special discounts available only in 3PL. We have special pricing deals with transportation providers to keep our costs as low as possible, and we will always pass those savings onto you. You will ultimately end up with more money to invest in your business just from switching to 3PL.

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