Because it is a secure loan, stock financing is often less expensive than other types of borrowing. The stock of stock is credited by contract to the lender, so that the lender, if it does not pay, can put the inventory on the market and sell it to recover the loan. This form of credit is often cheaper because the lender would not be involved in long legal controversies to recover the loan in the same way they would if the loan was not secured. Using a contract warehouse means you don`t have to worry about day-to-day inventory management. For many companies, this is a great selling point. By leaving the daily operation of the warehouse to the experts, companies can thrive by clinging to their core skills. Contract warehouses are also able to meet customer requirements such as pallet post-processing, commission and packaging of order fulfillment and quality control. Contract warehouses are good for companies with medium- and long-term storage needs or for companies looking for a larger portfolio of storage services. Guarantees (goods, stocks or goods) of a deposit loan may be held in lender-approved public warehouses or warehouses located in the borrower`s establishments but controlled by an independent third party. Companies can trust a contract warehouse with a good reputation for keeping the flow of goods to and from storage on time. This reliability can be critical to customer satisfaction and the long-term success of your business. Purchasing, building or expanding storage space requires a considerable amount of capital. With contract storage, the facility is already built and companies avoid the cost of capital by working with commercial warehouses to use the space already available.
It is not surprising, however, that the decision ultimately boils down to costs. Contract storage is attractive to companies that appreciate the predictability of a contractual rate set for their business instead of the fluctuating rates associated with commodity exchange. In addition, companies with operations large enough to justify their own facilities may prefer to enter into contracts with a 3PL with a building, as there is less risk (it is relatively easy to change 3PLs, much more difficult to sell a warehouse you own). A commodity company can also improve its solvency, reduce its borrowing costs and perhaps secure more credit if it uses storage funds. This provides a commercial advantage to a similarly sized company without these resources. Businesses can gain a competitive advantage over their competitors by taking advantage of the advantages of contract warehouses. By allowing warehousing and logistics specialists to sort, store and transport your inventory, you use an expert resource instead of spending time and money to do everything right.