Think and plan for your warehouse before your Shopify store grows.
Imagine your company's Shopify store sales doubling or tripling in a year.
Will you be able to process the high volume of orders accurately and on time?
Can your current logistics company handle the increase in inventory and shipping volume?
What are the benefits of outsourcing your warehousing?
Warehousing in a Shopify store refers to the storage and management of products for sale, while logistics in a Shopify store refers to the transportation, movement, delivery, etc. of those products.
Both functions are essential to ensuring the smooth flow of goods in your Shopify store's supply chain. Coordinating both Shopify's warehousing and logistics operations is key to effectively managing the storage and delivery of your products. And because warehousing always includes logistics, the words "warehouse" or "logistics" are sometimes used interchangeably.
Outsourced warehousing for Shopify stores means that instead of managing your warehouse by yourself, you contract with a warehousing service provider (usually including logistics) to outsource the management and processing of the storage and distribution of your Shopify products.
This activity typically includes receiving and inspecting incoming goods, storing goods, picking and packing orders for shipping, and handling returns and reverse logistics. The primary purpose of outsourcing is to reduce your Shopify store's warehousing costs and labor, while optimizing your supply chain operations.
When outsourcing your Shopify store warehousing, here are some steps to consider:
Identify the needs of your Shopify store:
Analyze your current warehouse operations and identify areas that can be improved or outsourced. Improve what you can improve within your warehouse and consider outsourcing the rest. You can choose to outsource all or part of your Shopify warehouse tasks.
Look for companies that specialize in warehousing and logistics services and compare their services, capabilities, and pricing.
Consider factors such as the provider's reputation, experience, facilities, and WMS technology to determine which provider best meets your needs. Also, if you run a Shopify store, make sure that the data connection to your Shopify store is automated.
Sign contracts with warehouse, transfer inventory, and start outsourcing your Shopify warehouse. This process requires preparation, including building rules and flows, testing systems, and planning for inventory transfers.
To ensure that your warehouses are meeting your expectations and improving on a daily basis, you'll need to set goals and provide regular evaluation and feedback.
Here are the benefits you can expect when you outsource your Shopify’s warehouse:
Once you have a certain amount of inventory or shipping volume, outsourcing is often less expensive than maintaining an in-house warehouse. Not only is there no need to hire warehouse staff, but there are also savings in training costs for in-house system use and business operations.
Access to expertise and efficiency:
Companies that outsource warehousing operations specialize in inventory management and distribution, so you can expect more efficient operations.
Outsourcing also provides the expertise of specialists in the field, which can lead to process improvements and cost savings.
For example, there are methods such as "multi-batch picking" and "wave picking" for warehouse operations that are said to be more efficient. However, to make full use of these methods, you need experts. It is said that only experienced people can do it accurately, because it is necessary to decide the operation method and receive training in the operation for this kind of advanced picking methods.
Flexibility as your business changes:
Warehouse outsourcing gives you the flexibility to scale up or down your logistics and warehouse as your business evolves. If you need to, you can quickly expand your warehouse, or if your business shrinks, you can usually reduce the space you need to store without breaking the bank.
DCX was developed by NX Group to provide full support for the logistics operations of Shopify stores.
By outsourcing Shopify's warehousing operations to us, you can take advantage of the warehousing and logistics network we have built. While we handle all the warehousing operations for you, you can check the progress and inventory status in real time through the DCX dashboard.
These are the 3 main reasons why DCX can be the best choice for your Shopify store’s warehouse outsourcing.
DCX is listed in the Shopify App Store. This means that once you have signed a warehousing agreement with us, all you need to do is install the app and you are ready to sync all the product info in your Shopify store with DCX.
Your warehouse operation will be handled by NX Group. We have the experience and a proven track record of handling logistics operations for a wide range of clients and industries. You have less to worry about!
Scalable global logistics network:
NX Group's warehouse network (DCX's Network) has more than 700 locations worldwide. In addition, DCX is automatically updated every month for functional expansion and stability to increase the accuracy and efficiency of warehouse operations and maximize your profits. Yes, we can grow with you as your Shopify business grows.