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5 Reasons why outsourcing is better then employing staff

cplicious – Chris Peters’ Blog, May 31, 2015

Ask anyone who runs a company or start up what’s the hardest part of business and nine times out of ten you will get the answer “people“. Employing people is time consuming, expensive, difficult and can create serious problems, especially if you employ the wrong person. People are human and here in lies the complexities of dealing with them. Emotions, health, personal issues, opinions, beliefs, the list goes on.

By employing people, managing all these human traits is your responsibility and can have a big impact on the day to day dealings of your business. Don’t get me wrong, I strongly believe that good people are what make a great team, and great teams achieve amazing things but in any business there are tasks that no one likes doing. These are the task that if you can, you need to out source.

Here are my top 5 reasons for out sourcing:

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3 Ways Outsourced Shipping and Logistics Can Speed Entry to Global Markets

Entrepreneur, October 8, 2014

You’ve learned from experience as a growing business that initial logistics woes are manageable at the beginning. As your brand grows and sales increase, you may find yourself scaling your business to meet global demands.

Using outsourcing shipping tactics from Fortune 500 companies is beneficial so you can spend more time channeling your efforts to your strengths: sales.

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A Web-Based Shipping Service for Small Businesses

InformationWeek, February 1, 2007

A startup called Shipwire.com aims to empower small businesses by offering a Web-based shipping service. The Shipwire service isn’t tied to any one online store. It’s simply an easy way to outsource shipping, receiving, and warehousing of goods. Because Shipwire accepts PayPal, it can handle transactions in 103 countries.” Read more.

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Speaking of Outsourcing: Shipwire Outsources the Warehouse

CNet, January 31, 2007

“Lick and stick, or pick and pack? I don’t know. And if you don’t either, and you’re trying to start an online store, you might want to check out Shipwire, which will handle your online business’ shipping needs for you. Instead of having your suppliers ship goods to you that you then have to warehouse and ship to your customers, you ask your suppliers to send everything to Shipwire, which will handle all the heavy lifting, licking, sticking, and packing.” Read more. | PDF Version.

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