Why outsourcing your logistics operations is the way to go
If you operate a business and haven’t thought about outsourcing your logistics operations, then your business could be missing out.
Logistics is a broad term that covers so much, from the transportation of goods to a customer, to the planning and implementation of a complex storage and fulfilment operation. Logistics companies can offer so much to a business and finding a good logistics company can be the difference in making or breaking your operations.
Depending on your needs, a logistics company can offer you many services, such as:
- Managed Warehousing
- Fulfilment & distribution
- National & International Courier Services
- Consolidation Services
Here’s how these services can benefit your business.
No matter what product you offer, finding the right amount of space to store and distribute your products in can be difficult. Though you could try and find your own warehouse, operating & maintaining a warehouse takes a lot of time, organisation and can be costly.
A logistics company can provide you with dedicated space to store your goods in. They can also offer you a warehouse management system which can keep track of your inventory levels, process orders and integrate with your e-shop or CRM system. With a logistics company, the space you pay for can adapt and expand along with your business.
So, why not hand this responsibility over to a logistics company and give yourself more time to focus on other aspects of your business.
Fulfilment and Distribution
A logistics company can offer you a service that you may not have considered, a trained workforce. When you have orders that need to be picked and packed and then distributed, a logistics company with the necessary equipment, materials, and a trained team dedicated to fulfilling your orders will be your best advantage.
Whether your orders are large or small, utilising a logistics company’s pick & pack fulfilment services can help to take your business to the next level.
National & International Courier Services
As a start-up or a long-established company, if you offer your customers products, you’ll need the most efficient and cost-effective way of delivering your goods to them, whether they’re UK based or international.
For many companies, having a fleet of drivers on standby or shipping nationwide and internationally can be quite expensive. This is where a logistics company has a great advantage as they have the buying power to source cheaper rates and offer you better prices that you would otherwise not get.
Instead of spending time and money shipping goods at excessive prices or hiring drivers and vehicles, invest in a logistics company with its own fleet of experienced same day drivers & riders and worldwide shipping services. Find a company that knows what it’s doing and knows how to help you.
With London’s new Ultra-Low Emission Zone in effect, and other cities following suit, your business will have to find more efficient warehouse and delivery solutions to avoid paying these new charges.
Congestion and poor air quality have long been a problem in London, especially with the increase of high emission delivery vehicles driving throughout the city.
If, like many companies in London, you want to reduce the amount of delivery trucks and vans dropping off packages at your office, then delivery consolidation is the best solution for you and here is how it works.
Have your deliveries dropped off at a centralised consolidation hub
A warehouse team will sort, consolidate and where required, remove and recycle packaging
Once consolidated, your goods will be delivered to you at scheduled delivery slots
Delivery consolidation will not only cut the time you spend sorting out your deliveries, but it will also reduce your environmental footprint by decreasing the number of delivery vans driving in and out of the city contributing to congestion.
What Mango can offer you?
Mango Logistics Group is a bespoke logistics company offering a range of services, including services that very few London logistics companies offer, such as delivery consolidation.
At Mango, we know that every business is different, which is why our services are tailored to your needs. With years of experience, we know how best to help you.
Click here to find out more on Mango’s services in London.
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