A Start-up’s Guide to Canadian Fulfillment

August 29, 2021
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For the past several years I have been running an eCommerce business.

It was one of those things that started as a side hustle, where I used it almost exclusively to make a bit of extra money while I worked the 9-5 grind at my “normal” job.

Then, after a few months, it became something more than just a side hustle.

It became my primary source of income.

This was the turning point. This was the moment I realized that I could use this platform to make good money, work the hours I want, and never have to answer to anyone else again (well, within reason of course).

Needless to say, I quit my job the next day and have not looked back.

With this in mind, I am always on the lookout for ways to improve my processes. To become more efficient, save time, improve my customer service, and make more money in the process.

This is precisely what happened when I found Canadian Fulfillment.

Canadian Fulfillment Explained

Canadian Fulfillment

Canadian fulfillment is a service where a third party receives shipments of stock on your behalf, stores them in their warehouses, and then ships them to your customers when you receive an order.

You can think of them as the middleman between you and your customers.

Now, I know what you are thinking — this sounds like a whole lot of double handling — but nothing could be further from the truth.

As your eCommerce business grows, your ability to run everything from the comfort of your home will reach its limit. This means that you might have to invest in staff, warehouse space, and even order tracking software.

All of which comes at a HUGE cost.

But Canadian fulfillment offers a cost-effective solution.

By storing your stock and shipping it to your customers on your behalf, you eliminate many of the expenses that most people perceive as a “normal” part of business.

Canadian Fulfillment Benefits

Canadian Fulfillment Benefits

When I decided to get Canadian Fulfillment involved in my business, I was already aware of the main benefits — which are the same ones I alluded to above.

I didn’t have to invest in any order tracking software, I didn’t have to spend any money on warehouse space, and I certainly didn’t have to hire any more staff to help me manage my business growth.

However, that isn’t where it stopped.

I started to spend less time taking, packing, and shipping orders, and more time marketing, researching, and improving customer support — all of which sparked business growth.

Moreover, my shipping times (and by extension, my customer satisfaction) also improved. In short, I simply could not compete with the speed at which the Canadian fulfillment company packed and processed my orders.

All of which ended up increasing my revenue pretty substantially.

Everything you need to know about Canadian Fulfillment

Before you go out and sign up to the first Canadian Fulfillment company you find, there are some things you need to be aware of.

Obviously they do not provide their service for free, and furthermore, each Canadian fulfillment center is slightly different.

While most charge either by the hour or per unit of product shipped, some do have a flat subscription fee. So, make sure you pay attention to the details before you sign up and get started.

It is also important to note that while a good quality Fulfillment company can take your ecommerce business to the next level, some are much better than others.

As a result, you need to do your research.

Find a company that has good reviews and specifically aims to help companies make more money — this is where you want to be.

Last Notes

If you run a growing ecommerce business, then third party Canadian fulfillment is the answer.

Not only will it save you money in the short term, but by freeing up time to focus on business growth, it can seriously improve your revenue in the long run too.

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