One of the biggest problems E-Commerce store owners face is warehousing their products. Leasing warehouses is costly. But you obviously can’t store all of it in your physical store, even if you have one.
And it’s way worse if you sell your products internationally. What if you could bulk-ship your popular products, rather than having to individually ship them and paying those hefty fees? But, even if you did bulk-ship them, you’d need a warehouse, right?
Another big challenge: let’s assume that your buyers live in Ukraine. However, if the products are manufactured in India, then it might take forever for the buyer to receive that product, assuming you don’t already have a warehouse in Ukraine.
And that’s where Fulfillment comes in.
Here, you can either choose to manufacture your own products or list the ones on the manufacturer’s product list in your online store.
Rather than leasing a warehouse or individually shipping products when you receive an order, the manufacturer will ship it to the fulfillment service.
Now, when buyers purchase the product(s) on your online store, they will be required to pay an extra fee to cover the fulfillment service costs.
The order will be forwarded to the fulfillment service and will be shipped by them directly.