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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Integrated Fulfillment

By The MacroFab Team  |  April 12, 2016

You have a lot of choices when it comes to integrated fulfillment and manufacturing your printed circuit boards and electronic devices. You can use a traditional, overseas circuit board manufacturer and accept all of the hassle and expense that goes along with it, or you can choose one of the more modern, onshore services that leverage cloud technology to make the manufacturing process seamless. For most creators and small businesses, we think the best option is a cloud manufacturing company that also offers integrated fulfillment. Here are the top 3 reasons why.

A One-Stop Shop Means Less Risk and Lower Costs
An integrated fulfillment partner can support every phase of the product lifecycle, from the development of your very first prototype all the way through to the delivery of the finished product to your customer. By using the same partner for the entire process, you reduce the opportunity for communication errors and eliminate the costs, risks, and time associated with shipping your PCBs to someone else for final device manufacturing.

Get to Market Faster
By streamlining the entire process with easy-to-use online tools, instant quotes, and fast prototyping, you can get your innovation into the hands of customers more quickly. It is easy to upload your design documents and Bill of Materials to get your quote in minutes. You don’t have to worry about sourcing because your integrated fulfillment partner takes care of that, even passing along quantity discounts from parts suppliers. Because turnaround times are fast, you can iterate as much as necessary without delaying your project. All of this means that your product gets into the hands of your buyers in the shortest time possible.

Keep Your Focus on Your Product and Customers
Businesses outsource certain functions every day. They do it because they want to focus on their core competency and let someone else get good at the ancillary functions. Inventory and order fulfillment are probably not what you want to get great at, so why not hand them over to a provider that already is? That way, you keep your mind focused on innovation and growing your business.

It isn’t every day that you come upon an approach that saves money, reduces risk, gets things done faster, and takes a significant burden off your plate. Integrated fulfillment can do all of that for you and more. Even if you eventually select another approach, it’s certainly worth a look.

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