Here are six reasons why you need to have your own warehouse and build your own warehouse, logistics and delivery teams:
1. More control
This is primarily the most important reason of all. Having more control—over the operations, the systems, the process—allows you to improve on the quality of your service. Whether it involves putting a workshop racking system in place or outfitting your warehouse with a metal racking system, you have the final say in everything. This cuts away with the need to negotiate terms, leases, delivery dates with another warehouse and logistics company.
Since there’s no longer an external service point to negotiate with, this allows you to get straight to work. And since it’s your own team, you can run really adjust systems, customize them, so that you get the most efficient system that works for everyone and is compatible with all team systems and processes.
3. Higher Productivity
More control means greater efficiency. This works to boost your productivity, which, in turn, translates to more sales. Higher sales means profits and gains. It means you’re winning.
4. Faster delivery times
Faster delivery times are always appreciated. It’s often a factor for many online customers. It can make or break your business. So an efficient warehouse system, one that allows you to load and unload orders in the barest amount of time possible, it’sa definite plus.
5. Location to your consumers
When you rent a warehouse and hire a delivery system, you often have to work with the warehouse that’s closest to the location you want. Sometimes, it could be a bit of a distance but you have no choice—it’s the closest available warehouse you have on the map. However, this distance could affect your delivery speed. When you have your own warehouse, you can pick the best location, one that’s closest to the majority of your consumers. So you not only improve on your delivery speed, you can also offer your consumers perks like free shipping or a surprise shipping upgrade without losing any business—because the distance isn’t a problem.
6. Happy customers are repeat customers
Surprise free shipping upgrades and perks of that sort often make for happy, satisfied customers. And happy customers come back. They even bring new customers along with them too. And it’s all a result of efficient warehouse and delivery operations.
So start right. Don’t outsource your core business. It might mean a lot of capital in the beginning but if you play your cards right, it’ll pay off huge in the long term.