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Feeling the frustration of trying to find the best storage solution for your products? If you’re in the process of right-sizing your business, you’re likely starting to realize that finding the right fit where storage is concerned can be tricky. Having sufficient storage space is vital to ensure smooth daily operations and can give your company the ability to grow with ease, whereas failure to do so can lead to costly delays and greater inconveniences.

Third-Party Logistic (3PL) warehousing offers a cost-effective way of managing your inventory and shipping while foregoing the headache and difficulties of running your own facility. Despite some of the more prominent misconceptions that can be spread in passing, 3PL remains one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways of managing inventory for a wide variety of industries, including oil & gas, and more. Learn more about a few of these misconceptions, as well as information regarding the services offered by Active Warehousing below!

Misconception #1 Third-Party Warehousing Will Break Budgets

Despite the fact that 3PL providers are usually significantly cheaper than the cost of operating your own facility, this misconception can sometimes prevent business owners from seeking valuable assistance from external providers.

In reality, unless you already have an ample amount of unused square footage readily on hand, as well as a dedicated inventory workforce, 3PL providers are often much cheaper. Once you consider all the various factors that go into running your own facility, 3PL warehouses actually help consolidate costs across the board.

Misconception #2 3PL Providers Are Not Efficient

While it may seem fair to assume that a team that isn’t directly associated with your brand is incapable of providing the same amount of care and attention that an in-house team is, 3PL providers are trained to excel where efficiency is concerned.

Despite owners sometimes fearing their inventory may process less efficiently externally, many are often surprised to find the systems and tools put in place by experienced 3PL providers actually help to maximize your output with ease.

Misconception #3 Shipping Is Difficult

With the right 3PL partner like Active Warehousing on hand, expedited shipping is a breeze. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, our facilities make it easy to ship all throughout Western Canada with rail side service and superior access to 4PL procurement when necessary. No matter where you need to move your product, we’re here to help.

More About Active Warehousing

For over 15 years, Active Warehousing has been Western Canada’s go-to for third-party warehousing solutions. With over 300,000 sq ft of heated space available all year round, along with exceptional safety measures and state of the art facilities in place, we’re here to ensure that storing and moving your inventory has never been easier. Contact us today to learn more.