Just a quick post today as a continuation of our sales automation series; we take a look at fulfillment houses and how these can help you to automatically service the fulfillment, delivery and distribution of your products.
There are thousands of fulfillment houses available worldwide that do just that; fulfill customer orders on your behalf as they come in. These are for any of you who are selling physical products. Basically they are large warehouses that house your products for you so that you don’t have to have your garage at home stuffed full or even a warehouse of your own.
This is another system which is truly automated; when the customer comes to your website and orders product, their payment still gets processed directly into your account. However, the order details will automatically be sent to your fulfillment warehouse so that they can pick, pack and send the order to your customer.
Another great thing about fulfillment houses is that these days you can ship virtually anything. There are companies who will ship ice cream, meat and other perishable items and get those products delivered quickly. So it doesn’t matter what product you sell, there will be a fulfillment house that will ship it for you.