The American dream used to be a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a dog named Tiger. Nowadays, the American dream is all about building your own business and avoiding living paycheck to paycheck. Opening your own business can seem daunting, and once you get the ball rolling things can get a little hectic. With running a business and a household in the same space, it’s only a matter of time before things get crowded as your business expands. Shipping fulfillment services can make life easier by providing rented warehouse space in populous places with tight living quarters, like New York City. Using a shipping fulfillment service can be necessary once the business takes off and demand rises.
When a new e-commerce business has just started, it may not seem like extra space is needed in the home. If you live alone this may be the case, but when living with others the extra inventory piled up can rob the home of comfort. You don’t need an entire storage facility yet, but products are starting to pile up and more organization is required to keep things from looking like a Hoarder’s episode.
Developing an organization pattern that caters to the needs of you and anyone else in the household is a time-consuming task that could be cut out by using a fulfillment service that organizes your inventory in a rented warehouse space. This way, you don’t end up with a large warehouse using only a corner of it and wasting the rest of the area until you get more inventory. Using a shipping service also cuts time off order completions, as they automate the order shipping process and handle all consolidation, packaging, kitting, invoicing, and shipping. This means no daily trips to the post office, a huge plus that saves gas, time, money, and worry about delivery date guarantees.