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Warehousing and Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
Serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec since 1945.

Kitting Services in Ontario

Kitting Services

Wills Transfer, Kitting Services for businesses from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Western Quebec, and the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

Wills Transfer has over 75 years of Warehousing, Distribution, Logistics, and Kitting experience. Our team will work with you to provide a Kitting Service that meets your requirements, timelines, and provincial or federal regulatory obligations.

Why Hire a Kitting Service Provider?

There are various components that come with owning a business and supplying the product is just one part of it. Distribution, packaging, and inventory are just some of the other aspects that come with having your own business. It can be a handful to have to deal with all of these services on top of everything else you have to do. That’s why most business owners hire kitting and fulfillment services, like Wills Transfer, to help them get things done more effectively.

Who Should Use a Kitting Service?

Anyone who owns an e-commerce business and sells ready-to-assemble items, subscription boxes, combination packs and more can all benefit from using a kitting service. With this kind of service, you have a team that fills the product for you while you worry about all the other aspects of your business.

Custom kitting is also available and can be a great way to promote your business. For example, you can increase customer awareness by sending out promotional packages with items that have your logo on them to companies that may benefit from your services.

What is a Kitting Service?

Do you find yourself holding onto a number of products that are similar, but you aren’t selling as many as you like? Did you take advantage of too many bulk shipping rates and are sitting on a lot of inventory? Before you try consignment inventory to increase sales, try kitting.

Kitting is one of the most commonly used services in e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment today. Retailers, manufacturers, and online subscription commerce services make use of kitting services to maximize their profits while minimizing costs.

Here’s what kitting is and why so many businesses are using it.

Kitting Meaning

Kitting is a shipping and warehousing technique that has become popular with the rise in online stores. Product kitting is particularly popular with businesses like Amazon, large retail chains, and online or B2B marketplaces.

What Is Kitting?

Kitting is an inventory technique where individual, but related, products are packaged and shipped together as a single bundle. For example, one form of kitting that has taken off in recent years is the idea of subscription boxes. Rather than seven different manufacturers selling their products individually, subscription box services kit them into one package to sell.

For example, instead of seven roasters all trying to sell coffee, they work together to create the best coffee subscription that ships a single box monthly. This increases the value and sales of the individual items.

Or think of a company like Hello Fresh a weekly meal kit subscription box complete with recipes and all the different ingredients needed to make your meals.

Conclusion: Understanding the meaning of kitting will allow you, as a business owner, to better manage your inventory levels. This way, you can ship similar items and save money instead of shipping them separately.

Kitting Meaning in Logistics

Kitting in logistics is the act of compiling multiple products into a single “kit” that is shipped to the customer. Businesses and logistics companies can streamline shipment processes, lower shipping costs, and quickly fulfill orders using kitting. This also makes tracking shipments easier and increases customer satisfaction.

For example, if you’ve ever ordered multiple products on Amazon from different vendors, you’ve likely seen logistics kitting in action. The products are all collected by the shipping team and assembled into as few packages as possible before shipping. In the traditional model, each product would be shipped separately, and both the cost to the customer and the logistics company were increased.

Kitting Meaning in Warehousing

Kitting in a warehouse is the physical act of finding multiple SKUs, bundling them into a single package, and creating new SKU numbers for that package before shipping. This involves warehouse workers picking multiple products and bringing them to an assembly area where they are packed together and shipped.

A kitting service is typically provided via a 3PL and is used by business owners who are selling products that come with more than one part to it. This can include anything from a subscription box to a piece of furniture that requires more than one piece to put together.

It’s helpful because it allows e-commerce sites to put more merchandise out on the market while also getting the chance to provide their customers with special deals on bundles and sets.

Wills Transfer Provides Companies with Customized and Efficient Kitting Solutions

When we receive your products at one of our Distribution Centres, we process your inventory according to your specifications and your clients’ needs. Then we create customized shipments that are picked, packed, and kitted uniformly to ensure that your clients receive the right combination of products every time.

What is Assembly during the Kitting Service?

When you use a Kitting Service, the individual products are assembled and ready for shipping to your client.

What items are best suited for Kitting Services?

  • Beauty Products and Cosmetics
  • Technology & Media Items
  • Multi-level Marketing Kits
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Product Samples
  • Training Materials
  • Small Container Sanitation Products
  • Non-perishable Seasonal Gift Baskets
  • Subscription Boxes and so much more

What are the Benefits of using Wills Transfer for your Kitting Service Provider?

  • Pairs well with our Asset Tagging Services.
  • Strong understanding of provincial and federal regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with the breakdown of cartons to pick individual items for kits.
  • Build kits, cartons, packs, or pallets so your products can be packaged depending on your client’s specific orders.
  • Pre-assembled kits are ready for fulfillment.
  • Kitting improves inventory control by lowering SKU volumes.
  • Combining different items into a kit can make your products stand out from the competition.
  • Combining slow-moving products or samples in a kit with better-selling items can help improve sales.
  • Use our Kitting Service for ‘Promotional or Branding’ products for new or existing clients.
  • Additionally, our TMS (transportation management system) can determine which courier is the most cost-efficient and time-sensitive for your kitted shipments.

Managing Your Inventory is a Breeze with a Kitting Service

If you’re a small business, chances are you have a lot of products but not enough hands to help distribute or store it. But with Wills Transfer’s kitting services, you’ll be able to keep track of your inventory without having to shell out for expensive software or having to hire someone to do the job.

For more information about Kitting Services for your business, call Wills Transfer at 613-704-7549 or contact us here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kitting Services

  • What is kitting?

    Kitting is the process of assembling individual parts, SKU’s, or items into a “kit”.

    For example,

    Kitting an Alberta Level 2 Provincial First Aid Kit requires nineteen different items each having specific quantities that are selected and placed into First Aid Boxes.

    Or, selecting the correct Asset Tagged components to build Federal technology Kits, each containing specific items.

    Both are good examples of a Kitting Service.

  • What is Assembly during the kitting process?

    When you use a Kitting Service, the individual products are assembled together to create one single unit in your inventory that receives a new SKU. When orders come in, the now kitted single unit is already pre-assembled and ready for shipping to your client

  • What items are best suited for Kitting Services?
    • Beauty Products and Cosmetics
    • Technology & Media Items
    • Multi-level Marketing Kits
    • Nutritional Supplements
    • Product Samples
    • Subscription Box Programs
    • Training and Marketing Materials
    • First Aid Kits
    • Small Container Sanitation Products
    • Non-perishable Seasonal Gift Baskets
Geoff Greenhill
Geoff Greenhill
As a partner of Wills Transfer for over 20 years, Camelot has enjoyed working with the staff at Wills. They are always customer-first oriented in everything they do, with a focus on quality, accuracy, and safety.
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Dave Smith
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Tanya Nace
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Michael Murtagh
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