Warehouse Space and Which Services You Will Need

July 31st, 2016 in General Warehouse

warehouse storage vancouverIf you are starting or expanding your business in BC, you are likely to be considering third-party warehouse services.

Here are some of the benefits of Third-Party Warehouse Logistics.

  • Your business can avoid long term leases – A good warehouse services firm will offer flexible pricing. This flexibility can reflect fluctuations in your company’s growth, as well as different types of warehouse service you may need at different times.
  • You don’t need to employ warehouse staff – Your warehouse services company will provide staff to handle all your storing and shipping needs.
  • You can use your budget effectively – A specialist warehouse service provider will have cost-effective staff and materials.

Finding the Right Warehouse Logistics Company

Things to consider when looking for a great warehouse in BC include:

  • References. Which companies are already using their services?
  • Price is not the only issue. A good fit is as important as price. Look for a company that is as local, reliable and flexible as you need. Paying a little extra for a warehouse that suits the way you do business can save you time and money in the long run.
  • Define your needs and then discuss your requirements with the service provider.
  • Changing companies can be expensive so don’t rush into a decision.
  • Ask as many questions of warehousing companies as you deem necessary, as you would with a perspective employee.

What Services Do You Need?

You might find that warehouses offer more than you thought. At Pacific Coast Warehousing in BC we offer the following services:

  • General storage (short & long term).
  • Pick & pack services.
  • Cross dock operations.
  • Container stuffing/de-stuffing.
  • Bulk handling.
  • Distribution and delivery for shipments of all sizes.
  • Re-distribution.
  • Inventory management with customer on-line access.
  • De-consolidation.
  • Re-packing.
  • On-forwarding.
  • Push/Pull capabilities.
  • Clamp roll capabilities.
  • 24 hour services.

It’s a good idea to look at the options available from a good warehouse services provider and then prioritize those that are most important to you.

Contact us today to discuss your warehousing needs. We’re ready to work with you to provide flexible solutions that work for your business.

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