96% of third-party logistics (3PL) providers and 92% of 3PL users agree that supply chains are evolving from linear chains to complex networks. That’s why firms are looking to adopt 3PL warehouse management software.
These value-pumping solutions enable 3PL fulfillment companies to develop a more efficient multi-channel fulfillment strategy with specific features that optimize the client experience.
Why our customers love 3PL warehouse management software
Here are the top features that our 3PL customers are loving:
1. Billing flexibility
3PL billing allows for multiple billing options associated with value-added services such as picking, shipping, storage, and even customized touches. With the rise of omnichannel businesses and many 3PLs operating under multiple business types, offering one standard billing method is no longer applicable.
3PL warehouse management software allows you to offer a variety of client billing options, increasing your appeal to multiple business types.
For example, many businesses prefer charging on a percentage-based system rather than per item. Offering the ability to support both types (and other custom methods) is a huge advantage in the eyes of your clients.
Faster invoicing is another benefit of flexible 3PL warehouse management software. Rather than exporting all the data into excel and dicing the numbers based on that client’s billing method, a 3PL WMS can do all of this for you automatically, saving you time and creating a more accurate report.
2. Data dashboards
Providing data on not only all billing tasks, but also on sales, and inventory levels is essential. In fact, in a 2021 study of logistics professionals, 62% placed emphasis on data and analytics.
Data analytics dashboards within 3PL warehouse management software not only aid 3PLs in forecasting, but they provide real-time visibility and real-time insight on productivity. The ability to create these dashboards automatically for each customer saves your team time and it builds client trust due to the transparency provided.
3. Client accessibility
Client accessibility is one of the features 3PLs see as a huge WIN. Enabling clients to view dashboards, inventory levels, and billing information in a real-time 3PL warehouse management system is huge!
Access to key information, such as order tracking and specialized labeling requirements, should always be uncomplicated.
Deposco’s 3PL warehouse management software provides all the above-listed services, allowing our customers to access their dashboards on any device with no application installation required. Talk about easy!