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Fulfilment Centre or Pack In-House?

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How to choose between working with a fulfilment centre and renting a warehouse to pack your subscription box in-house.

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This week’s Subscription Box Q&A question is from Olivia - and it's a really useful one all around different fulfilment options and deciding what is right for you:

I'm looking at whether I go for a fulfilment centre or a rented warehouse space and have a team in-house. I'm weighing up the pros and cons. Can you let me know your thoughts?


I love this question - and it's one I get asked a lot by students and clients.  

It can feel overwhelming when you’re faced with two polar opposite ways of doing things. But remember, whatever you decide, you’re not stuck with it forever. You can always change it later on!

Whilst both fulfilment methods come with their own costs, it's important to think about which would best fit in with your lifestyle and the kind of business you want to run.


For example, do you like the sound of a virtual team? Do you want to be location-independent?  
If so, then perhaps a fulfilment centre would be for you.

If not, then dig a little deeper into what packing in-house might look like.

Let’s lay out exactly what each method involves and see which is best for you and your subscription box. 

Watch this week’s short 5 minute video (click on the image above) to learn more.

 (...and if working with a fulfilment centre sounds up your street, but you have a complicated pack and don't know how to go about it, you might like this post.)

 
All my best,

 


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