From washing machines and furniture, to flowers and handheld gadgets, different items have different storage conditions and requirements, and making sure all these storage needs are met can be a tricky task for businesses of all-sizes. Not only does the organisation need to have the space to store all of their products, but they also need the infrastructure and resources to be able to effectively manage the items. This is often a burden for most businesses as they would rather be using this time to focus on other aspects of the business, such as marketing or product development.

This is why so many businesses choose to utilise a 3PL (Third-Party Logistics) provider to take care of the storage of their stock. The items are safely secured and managed in a large, purpose-built warehouse which frees up time for the organisation to focus on the more important parts of running a business.

Below we’ve discussed some of the benefits of using a 3PL provider to store a business’ goods and items, but if you’d like to find out more about stock storage solutions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Here at Allegro Logistics, we specialise in providing bespoke storage solutions, as well as a number of other high-quality logistics services, and would be more than happy to talk you through any of our offerings.

Focus on Other Aspects of the Business

Letting a 3PL provider manage and distribute a stock lifts weight off of a business’ shoulders. They no longer have to worry about finding the room to store their items, or make sure that their products are stored in an appropriate environment as this is managed by the 3PL.

This saves significant time and allows the business to focus on primary operations of their business, enabling them to expand and increase their scalability.

Reduce Outlay and Expenditure

Letting a 3PL provider manage and distribute a stock lifts weight off of a business’ shoulders. They no longer have to worry about finding the room to store their items, or make sure that their products are stored in an appropriate environment as this is managed by the 3PL.

This saves significant time and allows the business to focus on primary operations of their business, enabling them to expand and increase their scalability.

For many businesses, the outlay related to infrastructure and technology regarding storage of their stock cannot be justified. Although some businesses can operate with a small number of admin staff, the storage demands of large stock holdings require considerable investment in the form of warehousing, storage premises, Warehouse Management System (WMS) and automated collection tools.

However, for 3PLs, these resources are a necessity and are a fundamental part of their day-to-day operations They use the most advanced technology and innovative strategies to provide a reliable storage solution to their clients. They’re constantly making investments to make their operations run faster and more smoothly, and businesses can reap the benefits of these upgrades.

Mintsoft is our chosen WMS, due to its seamless integrating capabilities. Over 35 e-commerce platforms and 30 UK and worldwide courier platforms are integrated on the system, with more constantly being added, and it ties in nicely with Xero, making the accounting aspect of running a business much simpler. It also gives customers access to a portal where they can view scheduled and real-time reports, stocking reports as well as any product expiry dates.

Efficient Returns Processing

A key role of 3PL service providers in warehousing and distribution is the processing of returns. Managing returns is often overlooked by a business and can be a headache if it’s not managed properly, but it is actually just as vital as effective order fulfilment. A WMS enables efficient management of the returns process as it quickly identifies re-useable stock to be relocated for order picking and its complete traceability feature allows the levels and types of returns to be monitored.

Integrate with Order Fulfilment

Order fulfilment is becoming increasingly important as more and more businesses shift towards e-commerce, and by storing products in a 3PL provider’s warehouse, an extremely smooth order process can be achieved, which is instrumental in maintaining customer loyalty and satisfaction.

At our warehouse in Nailsea, just outside of Bristol, we use a fully integrated courier system to track deliveries, as well as an intelligent WMS. We are instantly notified when an order has been placed, allowing us to prepare, pack and ship the product in a very short amount of time.

Stock Storage for Businesses in Bristol

Here at Allegro Logistics, we specialise in providing bespoke storage solutions. Our 30,000 sq ft facility is monitored by 24-hour CCTV and is ideal for any business looking for a reliable storage solution.

Some organisations choose to store their stock with international logistics companies, but the service they receive is much less personal. We’re able to provide a much more detailed and accurate level of reporting, and customers find comfort in being able to speak to someone closer to their stock.

Contact us today to find out more information.

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