From my personal experience, One of the main reasons that companies look to outside help for their logistics services is to help their business grow. A new small business might have been satisfied handling these services themselves, but if the business is succeeding, eventually the volume could very well outpace ability to effectively manage it. Shipping and logistics isn’t just about figuring out the best way to carry something from point A to point B. An experienced 3PL provider will have a comfort level navigating the various restrictions and requirements from different government agencies in every step in the supply chain. It’s their business to know how to sift through the labeling, customs bonds requirements, and other standards expected on shipments.