eCommerce order fulfillment can be the most unappealing part of running a business. It can be a time-consuming, difficult process for inexperienced retailers to successfully manage. This is why many business owners choose to outsource logistics to fulfillment companies. Although outsourcing is an ideal way to streamline your shipping and fulfillment processes, not all 3PLs are made equal. When comparing shipping partners, it’s important to look at three key areas: warehousing, delivery times, and order accuracy.
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Working with a 3PL like Rakuten Super Logistics gives you access to an entire network of warehouses nationwide. From the east coast to the west coast, your business can utilize 15 fulfillment centers in the network to reach your customers faster and cut down your costs. Other fulfillment companies do not have such a large network to offer customers. Most of them use one to three warehouses to ship to all 50 states. This can cause longer delivery times and even potential delays. You are likely to also run out of space more quickly when you are limited to a small number of fulfillment centers.
Using Rakuten Super Logistics’ eCommerce fulfillment network can eliminate potential storage and delay issues and ensure your business can consistently scale and meet your customers’ needs.
The increasing demand for fast and free shipping can be a difficult feat for retailers to achieve economically. You must have a quick turnaround for purchases and high accuracy for every order received. Unfortunately, many fulfillment companies struggle with achieving these goals. The lack of warehouses, up-to-date systems, and the right staff can hinder your shipping partner from providing your customers the best shopping experience.
Rakuten Super Logistics, on the other hand, guarantees to protect your order - and preserve your online reputation - with 100% accuracy and next business day processing for every order. You can ensure that your customers always receive their exact orders at the right time.
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With the popularity of the Amazon model, consumers expect to receive their orders within 2 days. Many fulfillment companies promise to meet these deadlines but lack the experience or resources to truly get the job done. As a result, your delivery times can be extended a few days or even weeks - especially during peak season.
Without an experienced eCommerce order fulfillment team like ours helping you behind the scenes, your business will not be able to meet this expectation. Our eCommerce fulfillment network and logistics experts will help you achieve 2-day delivery and allow you to compete with even the largest brands.
Rakuten Super Logistics has been in the business for two decades and is the leader in eCommerce order fulfillment. Our team can beat any competitor’s pricing and improve all of your shipping and fulfillment.
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Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) is the leader in eCommerce order fulfillment services and freight brokerage. RSL offers national fulfillment services and a network of 15 US fulfillment centers located in Anaheim (CA), Atlanta (GA), Austin (TX), Chicago (IL), Denver (CO), Houston (TX), Las Vegas (NV), Miami (FL), Olean (NY), Reno (NV), Salt Lake City (UT), and Scranton (PA). Their state-of-the-art technology allows for integration with popular shopping cart platforms and online marketplaces including Amazon, Big Commerce, Channel Advisor, eBay, Magento, ShipStation, Shopify, Volusion, Walmart Marketplace, and WooCommerce.