From selling handcrafted jewelry to advertising products on online marketplaces, smaller business owners can reach national and international customers with their goods. As these small businesses take orders, they often rely on fulfillment processes to pick and pack orders before shipping them to customers. Two common fulfillment terms often misunderstood in the e-commerce space are e-commerce fulfillment and dropshipping. Read on to find the key differences between them.
A 3PL is simply an outsourced logistics company that provides customizable warehouse storage, distribution and transportation solutions to other businesses. The services provided are based on the 3PL’s capabilities. Most 3PL’s typically offer inventory management, order fulfillment, goods shipping, and last-mile delivery services. Read on to find out the cost benefits of a 3PL .