Contract packers can pack, and they can pack quickly. Working at scale means they’re a lot faster than a business packing themselves. Whereas doing so at home might be interrupted by phone calls, the doorbell, and anything else life throws at you, a professional co-packing service will function like a well-oiled machine. Take your order management from the spare room to the warehouse and see your customer satisfaction soar!
At Allegro, our pick and pack processes are highly efficient and supported by the latest technology. Once we receive an order, our integrated system instructs our staff to pick from over 3,500 locations. We offer all our clients streamlined order processing, packing, and distribution, so that their customers receive their orders on time, every time.
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There are lots of investments for business owners, whether you’re just getting started or trying to grow. Working with a contract packer can make an economical alternative to paying for your own packing equipment and storage facility. Centrally packing your own products costs money, time, and is likely to be less efficient – see above! So, save yourself some cash and get the professionals on board.
Support for Periods of High Demand
During periods of high demand like Christmas, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, you want to be able to fully capitalise on the order surge and impress all your customers, prompting repeat purchases. If your order management slips and the packaging is not up to scratch or they receive their item late, these new customers may be less likely to buy from you again in the future.
Working with a 3PL, on the other hand, ensures you can handle fluctuations in demand without a hitch, and every customer – no matter how many there are – will receive the same premium level of service.
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Working with a contract packer means you don’t need to devote time to wrapping your products. Of course, if you’re selling things, you’re going to have to pack them. But as any business owner will know, menial tasks like this often get in the way of more important things like strategy, marketing, and development. So, getting a contract packer on board means suddenly all those time-consuming tasks vanish. Instead of wrapping and labelling, you can be crafting your business plan for e-commerce domination. Basically, working with a 3PL like Allegro gives you time to grow.
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No Need to Hire Own Staff
Packing requires people, and if you’re a small business, you might not want the financial outlay of lots of new salaries and HR. Outsourcing to a co-packer gives you access to their staff, who are highly experienced, meaning you get an optimal service without having to devote your own time to recruitment and training. One less thing to worry about!
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Contract packers pack for a living. So, you could say they know quite a bit about it! Choosing to outsource to a professional packer means you’ll get a quality service backed up by years of expertise and industry knowledge. This means your packing is more likely to be effective, and you’ll be better able to weather logistical storms and adapt to a changing e-commerce landscape.