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As eCommerce continues to grow and supply chains become more complex and global, logistics is skyrocketing in importance. Customers want their purchases faster and cheaper, and the logistics power of behemoths like Walmart and Amazon is forcing all kinds of other businesses to step up their performance to stay competitive.
However, the 21st century logistics market presents more than its fair share of unique challenges, and the truth is that it’s often simply not realistic to address them in-house, particularly for small and medium businesses. Outsourcing logistics to third-party logistics providers, known as 3PLs, is an increasingly popular option.
What’s behind the surge in popularity for 3PLs, and why does it make sense for many businesses to use them? Here are seven reasons that outsourced logistics are taking over in road, rail, sea and air.