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What does a 3PL company do?

3PL companies, or third-party logistics companies, offer an array of services to assist growing businesses by providing outsourced warehousing and fulfillment operation logistics to those businesses. Traditionally, businesses partnered with 3PL service providers when they're so large that they could afford to hire an outside company to pick, pack and ship orders that the business lacked the time and personnel to handle. Now that consumers prefer to shop online more than ever before, many e-commerce vendors are experiencing growth beyond their capacities to store their inventories and fulfill their increasing orders. Instead of stopping all forward movement by leasing or purchasing warehouse space and creating an in-house fulfillment department, many retailers are realizing the time and monetary savings that 3PL service providers offer growing businesses.

Many small- and medium-sized companies save money with 3PL service providers as logistics companies can assist companies in automating their processes to streamline their fulfillment operations. 3PL service providers can pack and ship your orders at a reduced rate, buying supplies at bulk rates, and maintaining shipping logistics teams that are up to speed on shipping regulations and know how to source the most efficient and affordable ways to get your products into your customers’ hands. 3PL service providers help clients manage their inventories, as well as perform a variety of administrative and analytical tasks. With dedicated software that your company can access through the 3PL’s easy-to-use dashboard, your business can generate data analysis and forecast projections for upcoming seasons. 3PL service providers take the tedious work of order fulfillment out of a growing business’s day-to-day, allowing these companies to focus on their core values and continuing to grow into their next phase of success while saving your company money and time in the process.

Contact Phase V Fulfillment to learn more about how we can help your growing business with your fulfillment needs.