2022 has proved to be a challenging year for businesses, who have faced an economic downturn and persistent strike action from Royal Mail. But what will 2023 hold in store? Here, we look at the likely issues for a business’s logistics and fulfilment management in the year to come and how you can mitigate some of these pressures.
Delivery and fulfilment management: Moving with demand
If there is one thing that is certain in today’s economic climate, it’s uncertainty. Businesses need to be ready to quickly adapt to changes in demand. Moving into a position where your business can size to scale through your storage and fulfilment overheads should be at the top of your agenda in 2023.
The costs associated with running a bespoke warehouse have grown enormously in the last few years. Commercial warehouse space is at a premium with the increase in eCommerce business. Added to this are the increases in energy prices, staff wages and material costs. These rising costs are sitting against a backdrop of recession, high inflation and spiralling cost-of-living and, as such, you could well see demand fall during 2023.
How can a professional logistics and fulfilment service help?
In the economic climate we are facing going into 2023, increased flexibility is going to be key. This is why outsourcing your storage and fulfilment is the smart financial move. Working with a professional logistics and fulfilment partner will help you to reduce your overheads. By moving your goods into a fulfilment hub, you will save money on storage space, staffing costs and commercial rent, whilst opening yourself up to savings on packing solutions and carrier charges.
A professional logistics service, like Diamond, has buying power, industry expertise and works by efficiency. This is why outsourcing your storage and fulfilment can give you significant savings across the board.
Keeping your goods moving
The recent Royal Mail strikes have been incredibly frustrating for business, especially SMEs. What was once an efficient and reliable service has become anything but. This is why any business that is reliant on Royal Mail needs to be looking for alternative providers for the year to come.
This is not always straight forward though. For smaller business, it can be particularly difficult to find the best carrier and consignment deals on the market from a reliable provider. This is another reason to work with an experienced logistics and fulfilment partner.
At Diamond, we have access to a huge selection of trusted national and international carriers, and their best rates. These carriers are all coordinated through our one-stop logistics platform, meaning you can concentrate on your business during this demanding time, rather than hunting around for solutions.
Do you want to know more about our fulfilment and delivery services or discuss how we can help your business in 2023? Give our team a call on 0333 567 5888, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our contact form below.