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Five Benefits of Using a Fulfillment Service

As we all know the business world is a hectic place. Clear communication, accuracy, and teamwork are critical aspects of a successful company. However, sometimes there are tasks that need to be done but no one has time or the funds to accomplish them. This is where a fulfillment service can come in handy. Here at Draco, we want alleviate those stresses that block a company’s vision, but at the same time help them accomplish their goals. So why should your business bring aboard a fulfillment service? Let’s find out.

1. Focus On What You Do Best

Every business has a vision and a goal. They have a step-by-step plan of what they hope to achieve. But does that plan include packaging, labeling, shipping, etc.? We’re guessing not. Draco LLC wants your business to have the most optimal time and resources to accomplish your goals, or in other words “let us do the rest”.

2. Time is Money

It’s an age-old phrase, but yet it still holds true. In a competitive marketplace, every penny and minute counts. Hiring employees just for the side work like packaging and shipping is an added cost to the company, which could easily be outsourced to third parties like us. Doing this will eliminate the overhead costs of hiring, training, and developing a whole other side of your company for one task––which means more money and time for you.

3. Variable vs. Fixed Cost

Let’s imagine that your company is a massive e-commerce company selling shoes. At some point, your needs may outgrow your home or office. This means purchasing or leasing a warehouse ––at a fixed cost. Here at Draco, we focus our rates depending on your sales. It’s simple; sell more, pay more and vice versa. This will put less pressure on your company to sell more shoes, faster and quicker to cover your overhead costs. As we all know sometimes our businesses have “bad months or quarters”. Draco accounts for that and thus adjusts your service rate to your selling rate.

4. Customer Service

This benefit is always crucially important for a competitive edge. Often when providing goods, companies have to develop whole areas of employees focusing strictly on customer service. Draco can help you improve your customer service. We can lower shipping costs by applying bulk rates through shipping companies like UPS and FedEx. We can also lower the time it takes for your product to get to your customer. Our warehouses and employees move fast and efficiently, thus quickening the purchasing and shipping cycle. It’s a win-win situation.

5. Seasonal Friendly

Selling and shipping rates vary from season to season. As we all know, the October to January range is quite hectic for most businesses. Most of the yearly profits are made within a four-month period. This obviously puts more stress on the company, which usually includes hiring temps to cover the excess work. However, a fulfillment service can both lower the stress and prevent a major hire each season. We can handle the overload of products and still ship them on time and more importantly on budget.

All in all, a fulfillment service is a great companion to have as a thriving business. At Draco, we want to be your partner that helps in achieving your goals while keeping stress and costs down. We understand what it’s like, and we aspire to work hard just as much as you do, everyday.

Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Two Best Friends of Customer Satisfaction

The words “logistics” and “supply chain management” can be confusing to those who really don’t know what they mean even though both terms affect almost every facet of our lives everyday. Simply defined, logistics means to get things where they need to be when they need to be. Time and place are major factors to logistics. On the other hand, supply chain management involves satisfying the customer and manufacturers needs by developing an organized way to manage the production and movement of goods. Most people believe that these terms are only associated with industrial equipment and factories, but in fact it applies to most everything, even something as simple as a pencil.

Look around you. If you see pens, papers, a computer, or a cup you are also looking at logistics and supply chain management. All of those items, even though simple in form, are part of a much more complex process. Take a look at the pencil. It’s made of wood, has lead, and an eraser. Each one of those aspects of the pencil has a trail of processes behind it. The wood has to be cut down, shipped, processed, shipped again, cut into a pencil, then packaged and shipped once more. All of those steps take careful organization and planning––services that logistics and supply chain companies thrive in. When these processes are well planned, it both generates profit for the manufacturer and drives cost down for you, the client. So the next time you pick up a pencil to jot down a note, think about what would happen if there wasn’t an organization involved in keeping the costs down to bring that pencil together. Hello $300.00 pencil!

Keeping things running smoothly and efficient is not just about shipping your product out on time. It’s also about keeping the business wheel balanced and alive. Businesses need to make a profit. It is all about equilibrium and supply chain management and logistic services that can help any business, big or small, achieve their company’s goals. Let Draco help you achieve those goals. Talk to us about your supply chain management processes today.