6 Ways to Reduce Fulfillment Costs

If you are an ecommerce brand outsourcing fulfillment, you want to make sure you’re not overpaying for any fulfillment services other than what you need. Particularly in a soft market, with less buyer demand, ecommerce businesses need to cut costs to keep a healthy profit margin.  

But as every successful entrepreneur knows, sometimes you must spend money to make money. This is the case when deciding to outsource fulfillment to a 3PL (third-party logistics provider). You often get the service you pay for—hiring a premium 3PL means you won’t suffer lost or damaged products, and you’ll have a higher perfect order rate 

Brands focused on high growth may not know where to cut costs if they’ve partnered with a premium fulfillment provider, but they’re also worried about losing sales volume. Here are some of the best places to cut fulfillment costs to continue meeting your customer’s needs, but not overpaying in a soft market.