Third-party logistics (3PL) is one of the ways that a company can outsource order fulfillment. An eCommerce order fulfillment process starts when a customer submits the order and finishes when the product reaches their door.
What seems like a simple process can become quite complex depending on the storage location of your company’s inventory, the customer’s location, the size of the order, and the timetable for delivery. It becomes even more complicated when you factor in the potential for returns.
Suppose you can’t handle your eCommerce fulfillment in-house. In that case, it’s probably time to outsource and let a third-party logistics (3PL) company take over.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can look forward to while reading ShipHero’s Guide to 3PLs:
- Third-Party Logistics Definition and Analysis: 3PL Guide
- What is a 3PL System? Third-Party Logistics Definition and Process
- eCommerce Integration With 3PL: What is a Third-Party Logistics Partner?
- What Is the Difference Between 2PL, 3PL and 4PL?
- 3PL vs 4PL Logistics: What’s the Difference?
- The Difference Between 3PLs and Freight Forwarders
- 3PL vs. 4PL: An In-Depth Look at 3PLs & 4PLs
- How to Choose a 3PL That’s Right for You
- Should You Use a Canadian 3PL?
- What are 3PL Warehouse Automation Solutions?
- How to Choose the Best 3PL Consultants
- How to Manage and Improve Your 3PL Performance
- What Is Sustainable 3PL? Sustainability Trends for Third-Party Logistics
- The Future of 3PLs: How to Tap into 3PL Infrastructure
Give a listen: Our newest podcast, PalletSide Chat has a few episodes that directly cover 3PLs. Take a listen here!