You must find reliable supply chain partners who can help you fulfill your requirements as a seller. The type of product you’re selling will determine the kind of fulfillment partner you need.
Consumer electronic brands need special consideration when packaging and handling lithium batteries, high-value goods, sensitive items prone to damage, items that require tracking throughout the supply chain journey.
Partnering with a 3PL provider will ensure that your products are safely delivered and on time. Here’s how order fulfillment services work for electronic goods.
Handling Hazardous Items
Most electronic devices such as tools, toys, laptops, and mobile phones have batteries. Lithium batteries are more specific to many consumer electronics. Since they’re sensitive to transport and can leak toxic substances, they must be packed appropriately.
They’re also sensitive to heat and can degrade quickly if left exposed to the sun or high temperatures.
Efficient Picking, Packing, and Shipping
Consumer electronic devices often require replacements, so a fulfillment partner must provide robust packaging and shipping solutions. This will ensure that the sellers do not lose revenue for damaged inventory due to packaging errors.
Most 3PL providers will have a set amount of insurance for lost or damaged parcels. If your 3PL doesn’t include bubble wrap or places the product in an oversized box, your product may break or be damaged.
Packaging and Branding
In addition to minimizing damage, the packaging is also important from a branding standpoint. For instance, if buyers order boxes of facial tissue or cereal, you don’t need to provide an incredible unboxing experience. However, since electronic devices are high-value items, the unboxing matters.
This is why their packaging must be strong and efficient to protect the goods as well as give the consumer a sense of the brand’s style. The unboxing experience will also help the customer walk through any setup required for the device.
Tracking and Electronic Activation
The serial number of an electronic device is an important factor. A 3PL provider specializing in this aspect must be able to scan and record the device serial number to help track its activation. This allows sellers to ensure that their products are secure. It also helps them with inventory management, including returns.
If you’re looking to partner with a reliable third-party logistics provider, 3PLWOW has got you covered. Our eCommerce fulfillment services offer pick, pack solutions and shipping to help your business improve its sales. For more information, get in touch with us today.