• at July 11, 2018

    Good morning everyone. I’d like to know what you think about using a 3PL company for my shipping needs. Is there any advantage to doing so? Is there a difference or is it just much ado about nothing?

  • at July 11, 2018

    It is not “much ado about nothing” as you put it. I use a 3PL company and I would never go back to how I was shipping. There are some benefits or advantages that you will enjoy. In my opinion, I would highly recommend it to you, but by all means, do some more research for yourself.

  • at July 11, 2018

    I have to agree with the previous post. I use a 3PL company too. Listen, the bottom line is this; not only is it more convenient, it can save you time and money. When you are in business, you know what valuable commodities these are, right?

  • at July 11, 2018

    Hey guys, thanks for the responses. Forgive me for my naiveté, but how does it save time and money? Yes, I agree that these are important considerations, perhaps the most important considerations.

  • at July 11, 2018

    Outsourcing logistics and using a 3PL company means that you do not need to invest in transportation. You do not need staff to handle any of the logistics process. There is no technology you need to spend your money on. This can all add up and eat into your profits.

  • at July 11, 2018

    Ah, I see what you mean now. That does make sense. And over a year, that could be quite a bit of money saved.

  • at July 11, 2018

    Those are good points and I can vouch for the fact that they are also true. In addition to those points raised by the other person, you save time because there is no paperwork. This is handled by the 3PL company.

    In fact, they will also handle audits, billing, any training that may be required and the IT infrastructure management.

  • at July 11, 2018

    I had no idea about those things. That is something worth considering for sure. I’m glad I posted this because I have gained valuable insight. I could have made some costly mistakes! Jesus!

  • at July 11, 2018

    No worries. That is what these forums are for. Good thing you checked in! I can offer the advice because I speak from experience. The other person also made some good points, but I suggest you do a bit of digging and find out more. Perhaps you can do some calling to get more information directly from several companies before you make any decisions.

  • at July 11, 2018

    Is it OK if I ask you who you use? If it isn’t, I apologize. However, I understand if you don’t wish to divulge such information. Would you be kind enough to send me a PM?

  • at July 11, 2018

    No, I don’t mind. No need to PM you, I can tell you that I use 3PL Links in Woodbridge, Ontario. I’ve been using them for quite some time now. Good customer service too.

    I would definitely recommend them to you. Give them a call. They are very helpful. I recall this from my very first contact with them. Ever since then, I have no regrets.

  • at July 11, 2018

    Cheers buddy!