Order Fulfillment

fulfillment Services

Order fulfillment is defined as the steps involved in receiving, processing and delivering orders to end customers.

A fulfillment service is defined as a third-party company that provides these order fulfillment steps on behalf of another party, such as an online seller.

We have helped many start-ups offering everything from Filling and Packaging to Shipping and Receiving.

Our goal is to be the company that businesses rely on for all their business needs. We will continue to innovate by adding more services, equipment and talent to better serve our clients or as we like to call them “our Partners”.

Use any combination of our warehouses or yours to ship internationally and domestically. On-demand and custom order fulfillment solutions support B2C and B2B commerce.

Leading brands and retailers partner with us to drive the next phases of their growth

  • 10,000+ SKUs for more than 25 clients
  • Over 30M sales capacity
  • Over 99.97 % order accuracy
  • Same Day shipping turnaround on order less than USD 5,000
  • 24 Hours shipping turnaround on all other orders
  • Real-time inventory and accounting accessible online

We make Ecommerce fulfillment made fast, simple and easy. That is why International 3Pl is trusted by many companies for their order fulfillment needs

Whether you outsource your order fulfillment to a company like International 3PL Service, or you choose to do it in-house, receiving inventory from your manufacturers or suppliers is the first step toward getting orders to your end customers.

Order Fulfillment Steps:

Receiving

Here are the typical things that merchants or their fulfillment providers do once inventory is received at their warehouse:

  • Count each item to ensure the actual number of items matches the number of items ordered from the supplier(s)
  • Inspect the inventory to see if any items have been damaged
  • Add SKUs to warehouse management software in order to keep track of the location, counts and number of sales of each of your items
  • Apply SKU or bar code labels if they do not already have them

Inventory Storage

Once inventory has been received, counted, inspected, labeled, and added to your warehouse management software, it is time for it to be shelved.

Proper inventory storage is one of the most important aspects of maximizing the speed and accuracy of your order fulfillment operations.
Order Processing

So now your inventory has been inspected, sorted and placed on shelves in the warehouse. Next comes order processing.

Shipping

After an order has been picked and packed, it is moved to a shipping station to prep it for delivery to the end customer.

Returns Processing

When answering the question, “What is Order Fulfillment?,” it’s important not to forget about returns.

Third party logistics companies

Third Party Logistics Companies

With international trade booming, third party logistics companies have taken on an increasingly important role for retailers. Retailers need flexible links to suppliers with low-cost production. These suppliers are often in remote regions. At the same time, retailers need rapid delivery channels for an ever-expanding distribution network of consumers.

About 100 3PL Companies now control almost a third of an estimated $270bn that is spent on outsourced value-added logistics services each year around the world. Within this group of global 3PLs.
Not surprisingly, the seven largest global 3PLs are all European-based companies.. U.K.-based Exel holds the top spot on the list with revenues of $8.3bn.

The importance of freight forwarding to supply-chain management is also a key variable in choosing the largest global players. First, the revenues used throughout this article are turnover (gross revenue). These revenues included purchased transportation, a major expense for most of the 3PLs on our list. Second, global supply chains rely heavily on freight forwarding activities for their construction. Most of the key events in any international supply chain are controlled by the freight forwarder.

The services third party logistics companies offer:

Air Freight Forwarding
• Ocean Freight Forwarding
• Transportation Network Planning and Optimization
• Transport Execution/Freight Bill Payment
• Carrier Management
• Merge in Transit
• Security Systems and Control
• Incoterm Control – shifting from Ex works (EXW) to delivered duty paid (DDP)
• Letters of Credit/Negotiable Bills of Lading
• Cargo Insurance
Consolidation 
• Customs Brokerage and Licensing
• Duty Drawback
Value Added Warehousing , Inventory Control and Supplier Management.

Impact of 3PL Companies

The world’s largest manufacturers and retailers have solidly adopted the logistics outsourcing concept, and they prefer to do business with other larger companies, including their third party logistics companies.
The globalization of 3PLs will spread around the world, although more slowly in many areas where 3PLs have gained limited market entry. The modern outsourced logistics model, where manufacturers and their 3PLs have become business partners with shared authority and responsibility over entire supply chains, has yet to be adopted in many regions. This model is the norm in the U.S., Western Europe, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and some parts of Mexico and Brazil. Outside of these areas 3PLs are still treated functionally: The 3PL is hired to perform one task such as warehousing.

In many developing nations, the problem is a lack of infrastructure. For example, in much of Latin America, warehouses are rudimentary. They often lack docks, material handling equipment, and have no IT systems to manage inventory or provide information sharing with carriers or customers. Even in highly advanced parts of the world such as Japan, 3PLs still primarily perform functional roles.

As large corporations expand their businesses and their processes to all regions of the world, the need for better logistics continues to transform 3PLs and forces them to become supply-chain partners. In most cases, this transformation is accompanied by acquisition.

Top 3pl companies:

Excel

Schenker

International 3PL

DHL

 

Quartz Countertops

Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Researching which kitchen Cabinets to use and which Countertops? Let us help you decide choose your next Quartz Countertop

Modern Kitchen Cabinets or as sometimes called Frameless Kitchen Cabinets have been around for a long time however; they are just beginning to gain popularity in the United States.

One of the premier suppliers of Modern Cabinets is Biaggi Cucina which serves the South Florida Market.

Quartz Countertops make a great choice for Modern Kitchen Cabinets. Here is some information about Quartz.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone countertops formed by combining 90% ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments. This forms a very hard granite-like surface. The appearance depends on how the quartz is ground: coarsely ground quartz produces a flecked appearance, while finely ground quartz produces a smooth look.
Quartz Counter Tops

Quartz countertops are still extremely durable and non-porous.

Pros: Extremely hard and durable; glossy sheen; non-porous and stain-and-crack resistant; does not require sealing or resealing; wide range of colors; easy to clean with mild soap, water, and a soft cloth.