On: 23 August 2022 In: News

Did you know that one of the most commonly asked questions on Google in regard to third-party logistics is, “Is 3PL worth it?” It probably won’t surprise you to hear that we think it most certainly is! But, you don’t just have to take our word for it, we have proof. Take a look at the top reasons why hiring a third party logistics company like Red River Freight could benefit your business and improve your profit margins.

3PL means you won’t waste time

Kitting, packing, shipping – it’s all so time consuming when what you really want to focus on is growing your business. We’ve all heard that time is money. How valuable is your time to you? If you employ the services of a 3PL provider, you can focus your time on the sales or design side of your business instead of operations. Now, that sounds worthwhile to us.

Your HR department will be a lot less stressed out with 3PL

Let’s face, hiring and training new staff members take a lot of time and effort, particularly if your HR department is small or non-existent. Add to this that the market is constantly fluctuating so you might need an extra pair of hands one month and then not need them the next. Working with the right 3PL provider, could save you $$$ in comparison to hiring a new member of staff (plus are staff are all fully trained and raring to go so you won’t have to give training a second thought).

Working with a 3PL provider makes you more reliable

If you’re a small or medium-sized business then keeping up with the big dogs in terms of same or next-day dispatch isn’t easy. Plus, attempting to fulfil orders in-house when you don’t have sufficient staff to do so can cause your shipments to be delayed, both of which can earn your company a reputation of being unreliable. At Red River Freight, we can guarantee speedy dispatch so your customers know they can rely on you.

The right 3PL provider can make your business international

If you’re a company that ships your product to individuals or businesses in another country, it can take a long time for your product to travel from your facility to its destination. If you have your product shipped to a 3PL in the destination country and stored there, then order fulfilment time will be drastically reduced. Order lead times will fall, and customers will be much more satisfied. At Red River Freight, we’re based in Pembina, North Dakota, right on the border of the US and Canada.