10 Affordable 3PLs For Small Ecom Businesses
Let’s clear things up first. What’s a 3PL?
3PL means Third-Party Logistics and there are many reasons why you’d want to use one instead of handling logistics yourself:
- They warehouse your products either in one location or across the globe
- Managing your inventory
- Prepare pack and dispatch orders
- Transporting orders from the warehouse to the final destination
3PL costs can be daunting to newbies but here are 10 affordable 3PLs with low or no minimums:
Saltbox is attractive to SMEs because it offers discounted shipping rates via UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL, plus they also offer flat-rate prices for pick-and-pack services.
No monthly order minimums or onboarding fees.
Newly launched but powerful. It’s important to clarify that storage is provided via Shopify’s 3PL network rather than its own warehouses. These facilities are vetted by Shopify and consist of a network of fulfillment services around the US and Canada
Doesn’t have minimum order requirements and the more you sell the lower your shipping fees are. Storage fees are fixed regardless of your monthly orders.
Plus unlike its competitors ShipMonk fulfils orders for Etsy, Groupon and even Amazon Self-Fulfilled Prime.
Offers fulfillment at scale. An average monthly shipment minimum of 200, but they can work with you if you send less. INTL shipping, Amazon or Seller-Fulfilled Prime. Plus a 30-day risk-free trial sign up and integrations with Shopify and WooCommerce.
100% of their orders were shipped on time and 99.997% were shipped accurately. Not bad.
99.95% accuracy rate with 99.96% of orders delivered on time. Transparent pricing with no minimum order requirement with their “Growth Plan” – pay as you go if you have fewer than 400 orders.
Experienced in handling Indiegogo, flash sales and more, plus tons of integrations.
No order minimums, start-up costs, or long-term contracts. They offer cross-docking – that’s when your orders arrive at their warehouse and are immediately shipped out, eliminating the need for storage and extra costs.
Planning on selling goods on Amazon and Amazon Prime? These guys are favoured in the area.
Their pricing differs from most 3PLs with an all-in-one monthly fee covering everything related to 3PL aside from software and storage fees. Do note you’ll stil have to pay marketplace and FBA fees.
Geared towards larger sellers @ 1,000 per month minimum order requirement and it’s B2C only.
400 monthly order minimums and you’re backed by a well known and established brand. Storage, fulfillment, packaging and shipping – all-in-one.
Want a simplified fulfillment process? These guys are cloud-based and integrated with over 100 ecommerce partners like Amazon and Shopify.
145 fulfillment centers across 45+ countries and same-day order processing.
$2.85 for the first item pick and then lower as you go.
$500 monthly bill but no lengthy contracts.
No set-up fees. Fulfillment is $5.29 per order with picking, packing and postage included. Storage costs are extra at $0.65 per cubic foot and charged daily per SKU.
Warehouse software is $1,850 per month.
If it’s only shipment fulfillment you want they have a full automated services across hundreds of ShipHero-owned warehouses around the US.
Over 5,000 brands use ShipHero.
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Overwhelmed? Work 5-hour Days Instead
The traditional 9 to 5 is messed up. Affiliate schedules even more so with some people putting in 16-hour days.
See how Rochi Zalani, a freelancer writer, managed to shift from 9-hour to 5-hour workdays.
She didn’t attribute burnout and lack of creative satisfaction to overworking. But after giving himself only 5 hours a day he started crossing off all his tasks.
It had made her more intentional with his to-do list by assigning priorities better, say no more often and signing up only for necessary meetings. She’s working smarter, not harder.
The same tasks now take less time to complete. A 2,000-3,000 word article gets written in half the time.
Nothing’s as urgent any longer.
Here are the 3 golden tips for realistic planning and we’ll leave it to you to check the rest of the article:
- Underestimate how much you can get done in a day.
- Overestimate how much time a task will take.
- Overestimate interruptions during your day.
Five hours is enough (sometimes, it’s more than enough)
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