Using a 3pl service can reduce operating costs significantly by removing warehousing costs and burdens from a manufacturer. This allows your firm to focus on its core competencies instead of warehousing, fulfillment and logistics. A typical 20,000-30,000 square feet warehouse in Charlotte, NC will have an average lease of 3 years and a cost of usually $10,000-$20,000 per month in rent (if not much, much more). Bonding insurance can be as much as $3,000 per month depending on the warehouse’s location, it’s facilities, and the replacement cost of your products. Typical small warehouses need to employ at least 3 employees full-time, which will cost at bare minimum $75,000+ for a qualified staff per year. If your company moves large volumes of stock seasonally and needs to employ seasonal or temporary staff, your payroll and insurance rate will increase. These costs, along with actually running the warehouse operations, are just a small part of what we have termed the “aggravation factor” of warehousing and fulfillment. If you are in the market for a warehouse or a warehousing provider, give us a call or email to determine which is right for your company.
One size does not fit all, so Advanced can provide a 3PL logistics solution to fit your company’s unique needs whether they are large or small. If your firm is just starting up or has outgrown its current situation, please let us give you and expert assessment on how our services can help you grow. Taking the warehousing, fulfillment, and transportation headaches away from a smaller firm gives the firm back more time to pursue leads and concentrate on growth.
Whether big or small the process, price, and service is the same.
For larger firms, Advanced Bonded in Charlotte, NC, can typically lower your costs significantly, especially if you are needing distribution options on the east coast. Charlotte is strategically located in the middle of the east coast with access to many freight companies ready to service accounts for far less than most other states.