Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions about outsourced fulfillment in general:
What do fulfillment companies charge?
Answer: Read our page about fulfillment pricing to learn more about what companies charge.
How do fulfillment companies receive orders?
Answer: This will depend upon the fulfillment company. Some companies accept email and fax orders, while others use more sophisticated methods such as EDI and shopping cart integration with real time order exchange.
What are the advantages of outsourcing fulfillment?
Answer: The main advantage of fulfillment outsourcing is that it saves you time, so you can focus on other, more important things. A second advantage is that it can potentially save you money.
How can I tell if a 3PL is good?
Answer: We highly recommend that you do your due diligence on any potential provider. This can include visiting their facility, talking with customers, researching them online, asking for details about their performance, and other awards or accomplishments.
What services do fulfillment and warehousing firms provide?
Answer: there are numerous services that these companies provide. Please see our listing of different services for more details.