Have you ever considered outsourcing your logistics to a third party? There are many advantages of doing so, such as being able to streamline your operations, save money and time, and expand your business. More and more businesses are choosing third party logistics, so let’s take a closer look at the benefits.
A 3PL logistics provider has the infrastructure in place to support your business, whether you are seeing growth, a decline, or fluctuating level of sales. Facilities such as warehousing and the staff to organise goods in and out, or picking and packing, are provided as part of the logistics service. If your business sees sudden growth, there is already the resources to handle it. If your business sees a short dip, then you are not paying out for your own warehousing or staff costs that are being unused.
When using a 3PL, you have flexibility. You not limited by a lack of resources, or paying for resources that go unused.
You may run a business, but are you an expert in logistics? Using a 3PL means you benefit from people who know how to handle your supply chain, finding you the most efficient and cost-effective solutions.
If problems arise, they are sorted out quickly. It also means that you can use your expertise in the areas of business you need to, rather than having the headache of sorting out your logistics.
One of the biggest benefits of using a 3PL is the money you save by not paying out for things like warehousing and staff. Also, a 3PL’s whole business is about logistics! That means they know the industry and can find the most cost-effective solutions, and they have high volumes of orders, which mean lower shipping rates for their customers.
Enhances your Reputation
By using a 3PL, you give your customers consistency. They will know when to expect their deliveries and know they will arrive on time and in good condition. If there are delays, you can keep them informed thanks to real-time tracking systems. Next day deliveries, bulky freight options, fragile or sensitive goods… no problem!
When you use a good 3PL, your customers will be able to rely on your business and keep coming back. That is worth more than any big sale.
Why choose LTS as your 3PL provider?
At LTS, we have years of experience in the haulage industry and can offer a wide range of shipping and distribution services to businesses of every size. We can even tailor our services to best meet your exact needs.
Our networks mean we are best placed to ship goods anywhere in the country, as well as throughout Europe and across the globe, using a range of transport. Whether speed and efficiency are your priority or cost-saving, we pride ourselves on finding the best solutions, always with the security of supply in mind.
So, if you are looking for regular shipments, one-off consignments, and everything in between, we’re here to support your business. To find out more, get in touch with us today!