09 09 2021
Pack Smart Group – UK Fulfilment Centre
As a business owner, you may have thought about using a UK fulfilment centre to help your growing business.
It may be that you have storage issues, for example, not enough room for your growing stock levels, or your stock needs to be stored in a particular way. It may be that you simply need to reduce overheads and want to avoid taking on warehouse space that may be too big for what you need. It may be that your business is growing, your orders are increasing, and you need support in helping to deliver to your customers to ensure quality of service delivery. Through outsourcing the delivery processes to a dedicated fulfilment provider who can deal with all orders on your behalf, you can concentrate on growing your business and taking it to the next level.
Why use order fulfilment?
There are many reasons why you would consider outsourcing the fulfilment of your goods and there are also some tangible benefits of doing so. Putting your trust in a dedicated fulfilment centre, especially when you have managed and controlled your order shipments for your business can be a big move. It is essential that you understand what a UK fulfilment centre can do to support and help grow your business and the benefits of using one.
By outsourcing your order fulfilment to a fulfilment centre you will be able to send all of your stock and products to be stored in the appropriate way, solving any issues around storage space for your products. Once the orders come in, they will then be packed and sent out to your customers, within agreed time limits and pre-agreed costs. Any returns will also be managed as per your returns policy.
It is important for a fulfilment centre to be able to handle all these aspects and stages of the order fulfilment process, so choosing the right UK fulfilment centre based on the needs of your business is essential.
The benefits of using a UK fulfilment centre
It is crucial that you complement your offering of quality products with a quality delivery process, so it’s essential to get the fulfilment right. The benefits of using a fulfilment provider can be passed onto your customer base in many ways.
- Focus on other areas of your growing business
As you grow your business and the number of orders increase as well as the stock you carry, order fulfilment can be time consuming and sometimes challenging, especially when you have all the other elements of running a business to focus on. By outsourcing your fulfilment you can concentrate on other aspects of the business, such as developing and maintaining your brand position, increasing sales and developing your marketing, in order to continue growing your business.
- Lower your shipping costs, saving you money and also your customers
Fulfilment centres have the ability to compare and negotiate rates from a multitude of carriers, meaning they can look to get you the best price on your shipping rates, plus any additional savings on bulk order shipment. Those cost savings can then be passed onto your customers.
- Reduce the cost of storing your items
When you use a fulfilment centre you only pay for the space that you use. If you were to rent a warehouse for your products, you are paying for the space you have, not what you use, which can sometimes be costly to your business.
- Improve your customer service when dealing with shipping queries and returns
A fulfilment centre will manage this for you, they will have the capacity to manage any queries on delivery. Fulfilment providers will also manage your returns and re-orders.
- Broader reach to assist with growth in your business
If you are looking to broaden out your customer base and ship internationally, UK fulfilment providers have the ability to manage your shipping beyond the UK. This often includes completion of all customer and export documentation on your behalf. Helping you to target and grow in new markets that you may have not considered operating in before.
- Use of technology
With access to the latest technology in order to monitor stock levels and fulfil orders, using a fulfilment provider can help to streamline and manage queries efficiently. At any one point, you can have access to data on your order status and stock levels.
UK Fulfilment at your Fingertips
The Pack Smart Group offers a complete outsourced fulfilment solution across a range of industries.
We combine our knowledge and experience with processes and systems, to help businesses take their online store to the next level, by freeing up the time and resource they would normally spend on their fulfilment challenges.
Our solution allows you to free up your time so you can focus on your business. Through managing your stock storage and shipping, we can save you time and money and manage any shipping queries. With your shipping and storage taken care of you will have the opportunity to spend more time on the elements of the business you enjoy, helping you to grow your business and take it to the next level.
We specialise in:
- Fulfilment of drinks orders
We have experience in providing fulfilment of drinks orders for a number of clients. We operate in a wide range of industries including home delivery of alcoholic beverages, soft drink and innovative subscription services. We have a licenced fulfilment centre where we handle store orders, monthly subscriptions and one-off campaigns.
- Music fulfilment
We have experience in managing fulfilment services for many customers within the music industry, from pre-order releases, to shipping for online sores and managing specific campaigns. We understand the importance of release dates and ensuring products are shipped and arrive with customers on time.
- Sportswear and sport equipment fulfilment
We handle a range of sportswear and sports equipment fulfilment requirements, from small lightweight items and leisurewear as well as specialist equipment and accessories. In this growing, competitive industry, we know how important it is for you to keep on top of managing your growing business whilst we take care of your fulfilment needs.
- Entrepreneurs and growing businesses
Our Pack Smart service enables entrepreneurs to focus on the growth of their business as we take care of product storage and fulfilment leaving you with time to focus on growing your business, developing your plans and growing your brand.
What is the fulfilment process?
The fulfilment process is simple, you send us your goods and we take care of the rest!
- Receiving your goods
Whether your goods come directly from you or from suppliers elsewhere, we will receive your product whatever form it comes in. As we receive the inventory, we will count and inspect it, adding barcodes and other essential information about the product onto our system. Once that is complete, we will store your products in the appropriate way, ensuring easy accessibility for when the orders come in.
- Storing your goods
We organise your stock in our warehouses to enable us to quickly and easily access it ready for when the orders are received. Taking into account any stock that is perishable, we will store it according to where it needs short- or long-term storage. We manage stock levels through our process and fulfilment systems to ensure you are kept informed of where your stocks levels are at any point in time.
- Picking, packing and preparing for shipping
Our order processing system takes in the orders and allows our picking team to find and select the correct orders and quantities in line with the orders received. We use packing materials to suit each product, to ensure safe and secure delivery. Ensuring that all relevant delivery notes and returns labels are included.
- Shipping at the best price
We find the best price for you through our extensive courier network, ensuring that we maintain the quality of service that you would expect in line with your brand. Your orders will be dispatched and sent to the customer in the timeframe you have agreed, with full tracking available.
- Managing returns or shipping queries on your behalf
Dealing with returns can be time consuming for any business, so we will deal with that for you on your behalf. When the returns come in to us, we check the items, any damaged stock will be returned to you or your supplier.
To speak to us about our UK fulfilment services and how we can support your business and take it to the next level, get in touch and one of the team will be happy to talk you through our products and services.
Tel: 01926 853190