“How much money does order fulfillment cost?” This is one of the most common questions we get when people contact our warehouse about storage and shipping services. As much as we would love to provide a generic answer about order fulfillment pricing, the fact is that every client has completely different needs. Those needs determine what they pay for order fulfillment and what order services we can bundle into their plan for them.
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that may influence your order fulfillment prices.
Services Included in Order Fulfillment
There are many different services that can be included in order fulfillment. Some clients only need basic receiving and storage services. Others require packing, labeling, customer support, return services, and more. It’s like trying to describe the steps taken to remodel a home. Does you want hardwood floors and granite countertops, or do you just need a fresh coat of paint? The agents here at Overflo can help you come up with the perfect order fulfillment plan for your business’s specific needs and then we will provide the best pricing possible the services you need.
The Size and Complexity of the Orders
Another element that determines order fulfillment pricing is how large and complex the orders are. A small internet business may only process a few orders a day, while a national retailer processes hundreds of orders in the same time. Fragile objects require special packaging, as do oversized objects that will not fit in standard shipping boxes. All of this plays a role in how much you pay for order fulfillment. The less work that’s required to process the order, the less money you will have to pay.
Other Services Used in Addition to Order Fulfillment
It often makes more sense to store your products in the same warehouse that is processing the orders for you. That way, everything is easily available to the pickers and packers that are conducting the fulfillment. You can usually save money by combining these services because the products do not have to change hands as much. This also reduces the risk of human error and makes it easier for you to keep track of your shipments.
Flexibility and Seasonal Order Changes
Most businesses require flexible order fulfillment services to match the changes in demand throughout the year. Right now we are approaching the holiday shopping season, which is an intense time for the logistics industry as a whole. You can arrange for fixed order fulfillment pricing throughout the year, or you can get a flexible package that accommodates the changes in demand your business faces. If you do not have a peak season, a fixed monthly price would be ideal for you. Either way, we will help you secure a low rate that fits your needs and your budget.