Launching a startup business is always exciting and when it comes to food startups there’s a lot that goes into perfecting processes that ensure the business flows and is scalable. The idea of having to manage/store ingredients, warehouse products before being delivered to customers, and having everything run seamlessly may appear to be a big challenge, but it’s not in reality.
Nowadays, many food startups are recognizing the need for Third-Party Logistics (3PL) companies to help them grow and achieve their goals, and that’s done by allowing the companies to focus on their core strengths instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. 3PL providers have the knowledge and experience to handle everything from warehousing and shipping to even transporting products to end customers, so it makes no sense for startups to try and become experts in those areas.
Aside from trusting methods that are tried and true by using a 3PL provider, in the end most companies save money that can be reinvested in the business on things like marketing to spur even more growth. Trying to build your own warehouse, securing all the equipment needed, the staff, etc. is just not cost-effective.
If you recently launched a food startup, will be launching one soon or have a food company that’s growing rapidly, definitely consider linking up with a 3PL company with experience in the food business that can help you scale.