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Kitting Service: The Pros of Outsourcing Assembly and Kitting

If you’ve ever been to IKEA, you will understand the pain of assembling products. The gruelling task of navigating the store is tough enough for some. Even more difficult is knowing that when you get the product home, there’s often a certain amount of assembly needed before you can start using the item.

In this blog post, we will take a look at the pros of our kitting services, so that you can decide if this is the right solution for your business!

What is a Kitting Service?

Firstly, what is a kitting service? A kitting solution can be utilised by almost any eCommerce platform. The act of ‘kitting’ is combining individual items, to form one parent product, under one SKU.

Often a business will identify buying patterns. This information allows us to create bundles/kits based on customer needs that are purchasable through eCommerce. 

An example could be combining a plant with a plant pot and plant food.

The method of kitting, through a 3PL, will give your business the opportunity to upsell without the worry of sourcing these items through various suppliers with varying lead times.

What is an Assembly Service?

An assembly service is often carried out through third-party companies, better known as 3PLs.

We would take delivery of all the product components and assemble them into a finished product for your customer. 3PL companies eliminate the need for long production lines with employees and allow for more office/warehouse space. 

Adstral Fulfilment is also capable of reworking your item should there be damage or misprinted labelling. Click HERE for more benefits of our reworking services.

What Are The Advantages of Kitting and Assembly?

Highly Customisable Kits

One of the main advantages of kitting services is that they can be highly customised to meet the specific needs of your business. If you have a product with multiple variations, a kitting service can easily assemble these kits to match each variation.

Faster and More Efficient Fulfilment

Kit and assemble your items in advance to reduce fulfilment times. Fulfilment is a time-consuming process, which can be cut down by kit assembly. As soon as an order comes through it’ll have all its components ready for dispatch.

Reduced Pick and Pack Mistakes, Manage Inventory and then Scale

Your fulfilment process is made easier when you kit the products in advance. This is due to the single SKU that’s created from kitting. Kitting limits any mistakes during picking or packing of products and also allows a clearer view of what stocks are available at any given time. With kits preassembled this wouldn’t be possible so easily.

Keep Shipping Costs Down

The benefits of kitting your products are clear. Customers love getting more for their money, and bundles often prove to be a hit with consumers. You’ll also find that by packaging multiple items together in one box or bag it’s easier on yourself too. 

Knowing how much delivery will cost beforehand can help you plan better. The size and weight of your package are two factors that could affect the delivery price, so knowing this ahead of time allows for more accurate estimates when figuring out the sale price.

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