Are you looking for a quality logistics services provider or a one-stop solution for all your logistics needs? As a third party logistics provider, Invenco can handle all your supply, storage, freight, shipping and distribution requirements to support your eCommerce success.
If you are struggling to fulfil your existing customer orders or keep up with customer demand, then we can provide the right outsourcing solution for you.
Most successful entrepreneurs realise they cannot be everything to everybody. There is simply not enough time in the day to build your brand, handle social media, create new products, improve existing ones, respond to customer enquiries; all the while trying to handle packing, shipping and delivery.
That’s when it’s time to seek out a new eCommerce order fulfilment plan and that’s where we can help. We have a 5,500m storage facility located in Moorebank in Sydney’s West that is dedicated to providing warehousing solutions for Australian eCommerce entrepreneurs.
Why do I need a logistics service provider?
Outsourcing your logistics can save you a significant amount of time and money; especially if your business is experiencing significant growth.
Here are 6 main reasons why you need logistics services.
1. Outsourcing your logistics helps you reclaim valuable time
By outsourcing to a reliable 3PL provider, you are leveraging their logistical expertise so you can take back your precious time that can be better spent on more productive activities such as marketing or product development.
2. Can significantly reduce costs
Packing, handling, storage and shipping all require manpower. These costs can be extremely high for small to medium size businesses that cannot afford to hire a full team of people. By outsourcing your logistics to a reliable 3PL provider, you are removing the costs associated with hiring and retaining staff.
3. Improved customer service
By utilising a 3PL logistics company, your customers can receive their goods faster and at a lower cost than if you were to pack items and send them yourself. Customers are more likely to give you positive reviews if they receive their products on time and in the proper condition.
4. Better security of your goods
A quality 3PL logistics provider will secure your goods and keep them safe while awaiting fulfilment. Invenco maintains an electronically gated complex that can be accessed only by those with the proper authorization. The entire street of the complex is monitored 24 hours a day via CCTV. There are also CCTV night vision cameras and movement sensors installed in the facility to provide extra security.
5. Allow you to scale faster
A common issue faced by fast-growing businesses is being able to scale their operations effectively. By choosing Invenco as your logistics services partner, we can help you to scale faster with lower costs in a shorter time frame.
6. Real-time tracking
Choosing a quality 3PL business allows for real-time tracking and integration of orders. This enables you to view goods as they are moving through the supply chain and have confidence that they will reach your intended customer. We use a standardised barcode system for all goods coming in and out of our warehouse. When you use our logistics services, we can provide you with an efficient monitoring system so you know how much you need to order to replenish your stock and maintain good inventory levels.
What are the main types of logistics services?
Here are the five main types of logistics services that providers specialise in:
- Procurement logistics
- Production logistics
- Sales logistics
- Recovery logistics
- Recycling logistics
This involves the flow of raw materials and parts required to make goods at the manufacturing level. For instance, procurement logistics for clothing products would involve the transportation of synthetic, reconstituted cellulose fibres or natural fibres from a wholesale producer to a manufacturer of garments.
This includes the planning, management and control of the internal storage, handling, and transport processes of raw materials, spare parts, and other items that are required for production inside a factory. To continue with the clothing example previously given, production logistics would include the tracking and transportation of all fibres and raw materials needed before the creation of a garment.
In simple terms, sales logistics involves the tracking, storage or movement of goods within a warehouse and the transfer of those goods to a customer. This can significantly increase customer satisfaction by delivering goods safely and efficiently to their intended recipient. Professional 3PL services can save business owners a significant amount of time, money, and energy. For instance, when clothes arrive at a warehouse, it needs to be tracked, stored and then packed upon receipt of a customer order. If you have to fulfil multiple orders from hundreds of customers at once, this can easily become overwhelming.
Also known as reverse logistics, this involves the retrieval of products, containers or packaging after the consumer has used them. The disposal and retrieval of clothing from St Vinnies clothing bins would be an example of a recovery logistics supply chain. Once clothing has been abandoned, it can be reused or, in some cases, the fibres can be recycled.
This involves any logistics that reclaim or recycle constituent parts for reuse. Typical examples of this are aluminium cans, bottles, mobile phones, computers, inkjet cartridges. In the case of textile products they can often be shredded, blended and combed and then spun, woven and knitted back into cloth.
Contact Invenco if you are looking for a logistics services provider. Talk to one of our consultants today to learn what we can offer your eCommerce business and suggest a tailored package ideal for your company and your pricing models.