Common Warehousing & 3PL Terms: Order Fulfillment
Order fulfillment is when a warehouse or 3PL provider receives your client’s orders through your company and packages and ships it out for you – without you having to touch a single piece of packing tape. Often, your company’s products will sit on their shelves till the orders come in and the 3PL provider will package them according to how you want it, and send it out to the customer. Many small online stores are getting bigger by the minute, with more orders than they can handle without dedicating their entire home to piles of boxes and stacks of labels. Order fulfillment for them is the best first step for them to get their life and house back to what matters.