Fulfillment Service – Cheaper than you think
Whether your company is a Startup, already outsourcing, or considering outsourcing, Best West Direct Fulfillment Service rates are extremely affordable ! Often, our fulfillment service rates are lower than the competition, even as much as 50% less. Our shipping options not only provide our clients with predictable costs, but they are also heavily discounted. Shipping discounts alone, will typically cover the fulfillment fees we charge!
Selecting Fulfillment Service and Distribution
When choosing any fulfillment service to partner with, there is quite a bit of criteria to keep in mind. Be certain to outline all aspects of your expectations with the fulfillment service house and what exact services you wish the fulfillment service house to provide. Being upfront will eliminate any potential misunderstanding and ensure that your fulfillment outsourcing needs will be handled correctly. At Best West Direct, WE ask you all the important questions. Ask for references from your fulfillment service, whichever one you go with. Ask to speak with current customers that utilize the fulfillment service house for a similar set of services as you will be requiring. This input will help you locate the right fulfillment vendor for your specific needs. Make sure you evaluate the geographic location of the fulfillment house. While many companies prefer to work with a fulfillment service that is in relative proximity to their physical location, others prefer to work with a centralized location to maximize their shipping costs. Furthermore, if you receive shipments directly from manufacturers, choosing a location that is close to your manufacturers maybe a wiser financial decision. Some fulfillment houses work in coordination with other providers or may have multiple locations to handle your companys specific fulfillment service needs. Discuss manpower concerns with potential fulfillment vendors. Fulfillment service houses often times employ a core group of permanent employees and supplement staff with temporary workers during peak periods. Discuss with the fulfillment house how times like these are handled.
What Fees are Associated with Fulfillment Service?
Request a detailed quote that offers any and all charges associated with your fulfillment service contract. In some cases, fulfillment houses charge fees for services that are not outlined in the initial contract. To avoid this scenario make certain the fulfillment house provides you will all potential charges. Set-Up Fees are need to know as well. Fulfillment houses charge set-up fees to help cover their costs of acquiring your business and preparing their system to take your products. In addition, order Processing Fees will include a flat amount for each order, plus a charge for each additional item in the package. Storage Fee vary as well. This is a monthly fee that reflects the amount of storage space your products take in the fulfillment house warehouse. Product Assembly should be accounted for as well. A fulfillment service house can often assemble your product or kit for you, charging you on an hourly basis or a time-costed per-piece basis. Also see if your fulfillment service provides Inbound Call Center Services. Many fulfillment houses also provide in-house call center services to answer phone orders etc while other fulfillment service providers outsource this aspect of their process. Beware of other Fulfillment Service Centers that discount “Retail Rates.” These rates are usually 17-23% higher than what you would consider “Retail,” and represent rates you would pay if you did not have an account. They do this to create the illusion you are receiving a larger discount.
How do fulfillment fees compare to doing it yourself?
- One full-time employee @ $10.00 per hour, without benefits, will cost you around $2000 per month.
- With Best West Direct you only pay fees when we ship your orders. You don’t pay us for coffee breaks, sick days, holidays, or vacations, like you do with your own employees.
- You would not require a space to store and process your orders.
- Allows you to focus your staff on marketing, customer service, and administration.
- Having the ability to grow your business without requiring additional space and staff.
- Where are you located? Our primary facility is located in Arizona, a centralized hub in the Southwest! This could translate into a huge savings on your shipping expense!
- Our fees are low, because we are very efficient at processing orders. Our systems and staff are geared towards the most effective methods of order processing. We have highly sophisticated software, and experienced staff.