Why 3PL ?

Expansion and Retraction of Warehouse Space

Many businesses are cyclical finding that business booms certain months and in other months, orders just trickle in. If you invest in your own warehouse, you may find that, depending on the time of the year, you pay for areas you do not use, thus losing efficiency. 3PL providers can scale to meet your current needs. Furthermore, when you lease or purchase the warehouse it is you who is on the hook for the total costs. By outsourcing, this risk is avoided.

Warehouse Supplies Costs

Most frequently, when comparing the costs of outsourcing warehousing versus in house operations, companies do a fairly good job of anticipating hard costs associated with cartons and other packaging materials. However, frequently companies forget to consider minor warehouse supply costs that, when totaled, amount to a substantial amount of money. For example, some of the more commonly forgotten supplies costs include: down time or nonproductive labor – plastic wrapping – banding – pallets – warehouse scanners – communication devices – capital equipment – software programs –your personal labor – paper / labels, etc. These costs can easily cause faulty conclusions.

Payment Terms Provided by 3PL Companies

When operating your own warehouse, it is you who responsible for directly paying costs. At FCW for credit worthy clients, we offer payment terms which improve clients cash flow and operational costs.

Hidden Investment & Management Costs

In the “In House Cost Versus Outsourcing Cost analysis owner and management “time” related to all operations is typically the most under-represented. Usually, businesses forget to incorporate time spent managing the process, or they simply under-estimate the total actual time spent. In order to make it an unbiased analysis, figure out how much value could be derived if your time was spent on “value added” activity, such as sales and marketing?.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your business. We believe your experience with FCW should be nothing less than a “10” experience. Our goal is to ensure we deliver service that exceeds expectations to each and every client. If you feel you are not be able to rate us a “10” I would like to know. Please share with me any reasons about business with our company that you would like to discuss, I promise to do whatever it takes to ensure you’re satisfied. If you already feel as if we are a “10”, I would still love to hear what one thing we could do to enhance day to day business.

Counting on us is a Guarantee. Thank you again for choosing FCW. We look forward to any feedback you may have! Please do not hesitate to contact me at (336) 882-4110 x 301