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How to Get the Most Out of Your 3PL Fulfillment With Taylor Smits [Ep. 99]

How to Get the Most Out of Your 3PL Fulfillment With Taylor Smits [Ep. 99]

Greg Elfrink August 17, 2022

As you grow your Amazon FBA business, so too should you scale your fulfillment. 

Employing a 3PL service opens up a wealth of opportunities and helps shield your business from Amazon inventory limits, stockout penalties, and supply chain delays. 

But not all 3PLs are created equal, so how do you find the right 3PL to suit your business’s unique needs?

Few people are better qualified to answer this question than Taylor Smits. Taylor is an Amazon seller and the Co-founder of My FBA Prep, a SaaS-based 3PL service that helps eCommerce brands scale their operations by streamlining logistics and fulfillment.

In this episode, we dissect the eCommerce supply chain. Taylor explains the different fulfillment options available to FBA sellers and the common pain points sellers encounter when prepping, packing, and shipping their inventory to Amazon warehouses.  

We discuss the many benefits of outsourcing fulfillment and outline the important questions sellers should ask when choosing a 3PL. According to Taylor, 

“As an Amazon seller, the biggest question to ask a 3PL service is “What’s the turnaround time for getting inventory prepped and into Amazon warehouses.” That time period is going to directly affect your cash flow cycle. It’s also important to ask if they have experience working with businesses similar to yours so that you know they can meet your expectations.”

This interview will provide you with the information you need to break free of your fulfillment restrictions and watch your FBA business thrive!

Listen to The Opportunity Podcast Episode #99


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Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Taylor’s entrepreneurial journey and how he founded My FBA Prep (03:33)
  • The difference between first, second, and third-party logistics (12:37)
  • How Taylor got a foot in the door with large eCommerce clients (20:26) 
  • The questions sellers should be asking 3PL service providers before hiring them (25:05)
  • The trends Taylor is seeing in the current eCommerce fulfillment ecosystem (41:38)
  • The biggest obstacle Taylor faced when building and growing My FBA Prep (48:13)

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Sit back, grab a coffee, and learn how to get the most out of your 3PL fulfillment!

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