Traditional business models that handle many or all activities in-house aren’t necessarily the most efficient. This is especially true in the case of many small eCommerce businesses. Many eCommerce businesses have been able to grow while operating on a small premises and with limited capital thanks to 3PLs.
3PL stands for “Third Party Logistics” and serves as a solution enabling your company to outsource its operational logistics from warehousing right through to delivery. This allows you to concentrate on other areas of importance in your company. With the tools and infrastructure to automate retail order fulfilment, 3PL providers give businesses the ability to achieve more with the physical premesis space they have. They can pick, pack and ship your products without you needing to invest any time or space into the fulfilment of orders.
3PLs work by enabling your business to order products from manufacturers to be stored at a 3PL warehouse facility where it is then picked, packed and shipped to a customer once they place an order.