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What is outsourced fulfillment?

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he growing preference towards online shopping has allowed many e-commerce merchants to grow rapidly. While expansion is the goal of these online companies, as e-commerce companies continue to see increased sales, they are faced with the decision to keep fulfilling orders in-house or to outsource their fulfillment, by partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) fulfillment company.

What does a 3PL fulfillment company do?

Outsourcing your fulfillment means that your 3PL provider will handle the warehousing, picking, packaging, and shipping of your orders.  Many new-to-the-game e-commerce companies are not set up with order fulfillment operations.  Connecting with a 3PL service provider can save your company a lot of money and time.  Immediately upon hiring a professional 3PL fulfillment company you have taken care of your warehousing, inventory management, customer service, as well as shipping and custom packaging.. This allows you to get back to focusing on your company’s core initiatives, such as marketing and product development.

Partnering with the right 3PL is important. Phase V’s tech-enabled 3PL customizes your fulfillment plan to your e-commerce business’s needs, automating your supply chain operations, and streamlining your fulfillment process. A data-enabled outsourced fulfillment company provides warehousing and inventory management technology that provides real-time inventory counts and allows you and your customers to track your orders throughout the shipping process. With a variety of discounted carrier options, your shipping logistics team saves you money and ships your orders the quickest way to reduce shipping times. At Phase V, our shipping department can handle a variety of different shipping options and can manage your international distribution plan as well. A skilled shipping logistics team comes from experience, understanding, and navigating shipping regulations. When you outsource your fulfillment to a 3PL service provider, such as Phase V, our customer service representatives field your customers’ calls, answering questions and handling returns and exchanges. To continue growing, reduce costs, and get orders to customers on-time consistently, more online companies are partnering with 3PL service providers, such as Phase V.

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