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Are you in need of storage solutions that are the perfect custom fit for the needs of your business? Whether you’re in the middle of scaling up to meet rising demands and the surge of e-commerce orders or need to scale back to accommodate seasonal slowdowns, third-party logistic (3PL) providers are a fantastic way to make your inventory process more flexible and save on your bottom line. Active Warehousing is proud to be one of Western Canada’s leading providers of storage solutions. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re proud to partner with clients in a wide range of industries including the oil & gas, forestry and industrial fields. Below, we’ll discuss some of the most common misconceptions when it comes to partnering with a third-party service provider. Read on to learn more.

Cost-Effective or A Budget Eater?

One of the most prevalent misunderstandings we hear from potential clients is the assumption that external warehousing solutions are more expensive. In fact, the opposite is almost always true, with 3PL providers coming in at a much lower price point than running your own facility. The cost of running on-site storage solutions can be astronomically high, and when you add in the price of funding your own staff and shipping resources, it’s not hard to see why choosing an external vendor that comes equipped with such services built-in is preferable.


Think having everything under your own roof is more efficient? You might be surprised to learn that this is often not the case. While it may be simple to stay on top of smaller inventories and low demand if you’re just starting out, once you have a well-established customer base, staying on top of stock as well as order fulfillment can become extremely hard to manage. Partnering with an experienced team of inventory experts makes it easy to grow and stay on top of your product management and streamline warehouse operation for the benefit of both your business and your customers.

Bringing Your Product to Market

Lastly, another common misconception regarding 3PL providers is the thought that transporting your products to market is more difficult when doing so from an external source. At Active Warehousing, our facilities make it easy to ship all throughout Western Canada. With rail-side service and superior access to 3PL procurement when necessary, we make it easy to get your products where they need to go.

About Active Warehousing

For over 15 years, Active Warehousing has been one of the most dependent on third-party service providers in Western Canada. With over 300,000 sq ft of heated warehouse space available all year round, along with exceptional safety measures in place, we’re here to ensure that storing and moving your inventory has never been easier. Contact us today to learn more.