Deciding on a Warehouse and Fulfillment Solution-What to Consider

“Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.” Laing Burns, Jr.

Making the decision to outsource your warehouse and fulfillment services needs to be considered carefully. There are warehouses all over the country, but can they deliver? Before you sign on the bottom line, take some time to really consider what you need from a solution. Think about not only what you need now, but what will be required six or twelve months from now.

Over the next few weeks, we will be writing more about tips to assist you with your decision. At Distribution Direct, we see ourselves as partners, and we believe in giving you all the information you need to make a decision that works for you.

Here’s some things to look at in your own business before you start your search for a warehouse solution:

  • How much space do you need? Will this stay the same or increase in the coming months?
  • When do you need the space and fulfillment support?
  • How many orders do you ship weekly? Do you anticipate an increase over the next quarter, or year?
  • How do you receive your orders? How would you send them to your warehouse?
  • Look at your product. Do you have assembly requirements? Special packaging needs?

Start thinking about what your business needs for success. This is your starting point. Don’t start your search for a solution based on what a company provides or is willing to give you. Start your search based on what YOU need. In today’s competitive business world, a solution that works for you is out there.

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