How to Find the Right eCommerce Management Company
Are you an online store owner looking to outsource your operations to a reliable eCommerce management company? In this article, we discuss why the whole 3PL model is critical from an eCommerce-specific management perspective and how you can choose the right partner to trust your investment with.
Are you an online store owner looking to outsource your operations to a reliable eCommerce management company? Well, you will come across several companies that offer solely Amazon and/or Walmart automation services.
But should you work with them? The problem with most of these companies is that they don’t specify the fulfillment model or offer marketplace-based packages to their clients. This not only limits their clients’ investments but also puts them at risk (by putting all of their eggs into one basket).
The risk is simple. If something happens with their account, by either mismanagement or bad luck (such as an unknown termination, suspension, or something else), the clients will lose their only source of income with no guaranteed passive cash flow.
How do you avoid such a big risk? That’s where you need to work with an eCommerce management company that understands the ins and outs of Amazon and Walmart fulfillment models (dropshipping as well as wholesale) along with how the third-party logistics (3PL) model work.
In this article, we discuss why the whole 3PL model is critical from an eCommerce-specific management perspective and how you can choose the right partner to trust your investment with.
The Need for Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Providers
A 3PL provider offers customers a range of delivery, storage, transportation, and fulfillment services. You can easily outsource these kinds of operations to the 3PL provider and count on them to provide end-to-end management of specific services.
A 3PL provider is an essential part of supply chain management and offers logistics services in the following areas:
- Procurement – They order and receive products from elsewhere in the supply chain.
- Order Fulfillment – They receive orders from consumers on your behalf, pick and package the orders, and then arrange for the orders to be completed and dispatched.
- Storage – Some 3PL providers also provide temporary storage for products in warehouses and similar sites.
- Transport – They even help customers with consolidating, deconsolidating, managing, and transporting items.
3PL providers also offer a variety of additional services such as IT systems integration, reporting, inventory management, reverse logistics, and more.
What to Look for in an eCommerce Management Company
Before you choose to work with a 3PL provider, consider the following factors:
1. eCommerce Expertise & Skills
The eCommerce partner you choose should have the necessary skills to bring in new customers. These skills include suitable knowledge about different eCommerce marketplaces such as Amazon and Walmart, analysis of existing market requirements, the ability to evaluate and manage several accounts and interpret them in the form of comprehensive reports, etc.
All these skills particularly prove to be useful for emerging companies that do not have sufficient market exposure. Therefore, collaborating with an experienced eCommerce management company with the right skills will help you bridge the gap.
2. Efficient Workflow in Online Retail Logistics
As mentioned earlier, building and automating an Amazon or Walmart store isn’t enough to run a successful eCommerce venture that consistently yields passive income. Instead, you need someone to help you with the more challenging tasks such as fulfillment, storage, and delivery.
A skilled eCommerce management company can not only help you build a user-friendly storefront, but also automate the workflow to ensure all business processes run smoothly. From receiving and processing orders to storing and delivering them, a 3PL partner should be able to help you achieve a greater degree of efficiency in every step of your work.
3. Data Evaluation and Insights for Growth
An eCommerce management company’s job shouldn’t stop when your store goes live. Instead, they should continue working with you to ensure that your business progresses on the right track.
For instance, at AWM, we use the preliminary test data from your selling history to determine your best-performing inventory groups. We use these insights to improve your asset allocation. We also analyze and compare market trends, winning products, and re-evaluate your latest product line to produce the highest profits possible. Our devoted team performs this process repeatedly as a part of your ongoing store management.
We also use our custom-developed software called Ecom Profits to maximize data-driven store management, order fulfillment, and online logistics. It’s an easy-to-use marketplace management suite that simplifies day-to-day tasks for online sellers.
Enjoy Full-Service eCommerce Management with AWM
At AWM, we realize how important your investment is. That’s why we don’t offer cookie-cutter solutions that put you and your investment at risk. Rather, we single-handedly set up at least three streams of income on different platforms to ensure a constant passive income for our clients right away, all of this within 90 days.
We offer a diverse scale-up of an eCommerce portfolio in which you receive three individual third-party stores relatively fast, but in a well-thought-out structure. That way, we can instantly add more stores to your portfolio on certain marketplaces or guide you to new marketplaces such as Facebook, Amazon, Walmart, and Shopify.
Our well-proven strategies ensure that all your eCommerce stores will have high credibility that secures the integration of your retail profile to different advanced marketplaces for further diversification.
That’s not all. We also assist our customers in several other areas, including credit repair management, business funding, alternative investment possibilities, and more.
Ready to take a step towards stable passive income? Get in touch to learn more about our customized solutions.