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A Powerful Order Fulfillment Strategy – Kitting

Fulfillment centers can offer complex kitting services that give you the flexibility to do more for your customers, sell more products, and increase your profits. If you have not added kitting to your eCommerce order fulfillment strategy yet, it might be the right time to consider it.


What is Kitting?

Kitting refers to the process of taking multiple SKUs and grouping them into one “kit.” This is a smart strategy that streamlines your entire order fulfillment system. Kits are great for welcome packages, gifts, and subscriptions.

Who Should Use Kitting Services?

Anyone who owns an eCommerce business and sells ready-to-ship products, combination packs, subscription boxes, and more can benefit from kitting. If your business is growing and you are struggling to get your products out there on time, consider outsourcing to professionals. When you partner with a 3PL or a fulfillment center, you have a team at your disposal that can manage the packing, shipping, inventory management, and more.

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What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Kitting and Assembly?

When companies outsource their kitting to a 3PL, they gain a series of benefits.

Faster Assembly and Faster Shipping

Long processing and fulfillment times can lead to frustrated customers. When you outsource your kitting and assembly to a 3PL, they can optimize the fulfillment process and get the orders out the door faster.

Better Packaging

Use custom boxes with your branding all over them. Partner with a fulfillment center that can help you design the perfect packaging to keep your items secure during the shipping process and represent your brand at the same time.

Fewer Shipping Mistakes

Outsourcing can increase order accuracy and reduce the number of shipping mistakes. This saves you money you would otherwise have to spend correcting and remedying those errors.

Reduced Overhead

While kitting is great for business, inventory management systems that can handle the complexity of kit are expensive. Doing your kitting and assembly in-house comes with a slew of overhead costs including warehouse space, equipment, labor, and inventory management software. When you outsource your kit, you can avoid these initial costs while also enjoying discounted shipping rates.

Manage Demand Fluctuation

Kitting in-house can get overwhelming, especially during busy periods. Packaging and shipping mistakes are quite common during these times. Kit warehouses have the resources in place to prepare for these fluctuating demands.

Qualities to Look for in a Kitting Partner

Not all 3PLs offer kit processes in their warehouses. When working with a kit partner, you need to pick a company that can meet your needs today and scale with you in the future. Here are the top qualities to look for when evaluating a potential kitting partner –

eCommerce businesses are growing rapidly, and customers today expect things much quicker. The right partner will help you meet those expectations by increasing delivery speed and reducing logistical costs.

Your kitting partner should be able to adapt to your customer's needs quickly. They need to be flexible, agile and provide a stable workforce so you can flex up and down as your demands grow or subside.

More than anything, the right partner will allow you and your team to focus on your core business and not worry about solving complex kitting problems.

Kitting services can be extremely beneficial to any eCommerce business. Using a third party, you can spend more time focusing on your products, marketing, and perfecting your business.

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