ShipHero’s Guide to 3PLs (Third-Party Logistics)

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:

Give a listen: Our newest podcast, PalletSide Chat has a few episodes that directly cover 3PLs. Take a listen here!


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