Welcome Keith to the Community and good luck.. Most interesting question.
Do you want to be the next Amazon??
Tell us more about yourself and why a Warehouse Distribution Center??
What is your background?? Do you have a Business Plan??
The Business Plan is like a road map from start to success, which also
includes cash requirements. Do you have the funds??
Do you know how much money it will take to start this venture.
Please share more info with us.
The more you share, the better the community can answer your questions.
Again good luck, LUCKIEST
Welcome to our forum. I am sure you will find some great tips and help here. As to how to find customers, have you given some thought as to how and where you want to advertise your business? You could try social media, local papers, or word of mouth. Let us know how everything is working out and good luck.
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You asked "What are some effective strategies to find customers for my business?"
1) Prepare a flyer.
2) Cold call local companies that may use your services. If the proper contact is not available, hand write a note on the flyer and leave it for the contact.
3) Follow up with a phone call.
I would actually do exactly what you're doing now, but from the opposite side of the wall. I would go to the forums of ecommerce sites like shopify, amazon seller central, bigcommerce, etc and answer peoples questions about logistics. Become an authority and people will turn to you not only for their answers but with their money. I know we as a user of Amazon FBA and Shopify will always be interested in hearing about new potential logistics companies on the market. I would also do the same on other more generic ecommerce forums and reddit subreddits on ecommerce.
I think your solution is clever and direct. This is one avenue where I can find potential customers and spend minimal cost doing so. I will certainly use your helpful advice.
Glad you found some great advice here. Please keep us up to date as to how your business venture is going, and best of luck to you for the future.
I want to begin a warehouse/order fulfillment service. My focus is providing inventory control, packaging and shipping for online retail and e-commerce stores. What are some effective strategies to find customers for my business? I have a passion for this industry and I am excited about expanding services in the future to cross docking, additional tech-services and supply-chain solutions.