The rise of e-commerce has changed the way those in the shipping industry handle their resource management. 3PL (third-party logistics) fulfillment specialists began being used in the early 2000s. It is now increasingly common for businesses to outsource their fulfillment needs by using a 3PL partner. In fact, according to a recent study by Armstrong & Associates, 86% of domestic Fortune 500 retailers and 96% of domestic Fortune 100 retailers use the services of 3PL's for their fulfillment.
So, could your business benefit from outsourcing to a 3PL? If your business has no time for marketing, frustrations with technology, or no international growth—the answer is likely yes. These could be early indicators that your business is poised to start a relationship with a trusted 3PL partner.
Our white paper, Are Your Fulfillment Operations Getting in the Way of Growth? discusses these signs and more, helping you come to the conclusion if your business is ready to benefit from a 3PL relationship.
“ Materialogic is a top of the line 3PL partner that has always exceeded our expectations over the past 7 years. Our confidence in Materialogic has been instrumental in our ability to focus on what we do best, R&D, sales and marketing in our business. Materialogic employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and timely; they feel like a part of our company, and have been there for us in good times and bad. I highly recommend Materialogic. ”
“ We made the switch to Materialogic as our company's sales began to grow exponentially. We needed to find a partner that could grow with us and adapt quickly to our needs as things changed over time. Materialogic was a great fit for us and has exceeded our expectations every step of the way. Their customer support team is extremely helpful and quick to resolve any questions/issues and their order processing software, InfoPlus, has made integrating our operations with their team significantly more effective and efficient. ”