How much does fulfilment cost?

Posted 19.10.2020

How much does fulfilment cost?

Fulfilment costs can be confusing. Companies charge varying amounts and calculate their costs in different ways. This can make it hard to find the right option for outsourcing fulfilment for your business. We are here to help you sort those issues out in a simple way!


So what is a fulfilment fee?

The price you pay for a third-party company to manage orders on your behalf is known as the fulfilment fee. Our fees cover a range of tasks such as the storage, picking & packing and the shipping of your orders. 


What are the different types of fulfilment costs?

Fulfilment costs are most commonly variable. This means you pay for the services that you use. At UFS we use a pay as you go system. We know that order fulfilment prices can be costly and confusing, which is why we can assure you we have no hidden charges, setup fees, minimum order volumes and no minimum terms. Our pay as you go system means we remove the fixed costs associated with warehousing and pick, pack and ship services.

Other fulfilment companies charge a fixed fulfilment price. This means no matter the quantity of orders, costs will remain the same each month. This works well for companies who have a standardised monthly order requirement. We find that most businesses prefer the flexibility of a pay as you go service as it tends to be more cost-effective for them.


How to calculate your order fulfilment costs?

If you know the size, weight and contents of your orders you can easily calculate the approximate cost of fulfilment. Many businesses also offer reduced rates if you choose to ship large orders, so be sure you contact them to find a breakdown of the costs. If you want to keep things simple get in touch with us today to find out what your quote will be and to discuss the breakdown of costs. We are more than happy to help you out.


If you are not entirely sure about your requirements just yet that is no problem! You can still get a great idea of the costs involved before you begin. Fulfilment costs for small and light parcels are incredibly inexpensive which is why fulfilment has become so important to many businesses. For larger items and overseas deliveries, prices are higher, however due to economies of scale, we are able to offer competitive costs.


Here at UFS, our fulfilment charges start from as little as £1 and we send tracked parcels for cheaper than £5. If you are surprised by how cheap fulfillment costs can be, it is time you started looking into the options of outsourcing your fulfilment! We can help you improve your business by taking over your order management and let you focus on the stuff that matters most.


If you want some extra clarity on the exact costs and to find out a quote then get in touch with us today and we will be happy to have a chat with you. We know how confusing it can be to work out costs which is why we want to make that process as easy as possible for you. Once you start outsourcing your fulfilment you will wonder why you ever juggled the process in-house!

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