Industry Insights From Renewal Logistics:
3 Tips for Apparel Companies seeking a 3PL partner
When it comes to an Apparel-Focused 3PL partnership what should you be looking for?
An Apparel-Focused 3PL Partner should have the ability to handle your returns process in the most efficient manner possible. If you are experiencing longer than a 2-day turnaround cycle you may need to source a more efficient 3PL service provider.
Does your Apparel-Focused 3PL provide a solution to damaged returns?
From our experience, we have seen companies experience a 5% damaged return rate. In a specific case, this cost a company $1,250,000.00 in lost revenue in one year. The right Apparel Focused 3PL will help you reclaim your losses and turn your damaged product back to first-quality stock.
Another critical area to consider when partnering with a 3PL service provider is whether they are protecting and respecting your brand image when shipping the product to your customer. A factory-fresh presentation of your product is essential to keeping your brand image untarnished in the customer’s eye.
Is your 3PL Partner able to offer omnichannel fulfillment services? It’s important to partner with a 3PL that can handle B2C or e-commerce fulfillment as well as B2B or wholesale simultaneously. Most 3PLs struggle when it comes to handling both. By partnering with an Apparel-Focused 3PL that can handle omni-channel fulfillment they give you the ability to pivot when needed.
In previous videos, we learned SKU Management is obviously a necessity when choosing a 3PL partner because there are so many SKUs. But does you 3PL Partner understand SKU Affinity More importantly, can your current 3PL Partner maximize on SKU Affinity to consolidate on the cost associated with picking and packing your orders. You are looking for a 3PL that has the ability to align with your business from a marketing and operational perspective.
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