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

 

Freight Forwarding Services

Freight Forwarding Services

International 3PL offers personalized freight forwarding services. We can handle your shipment – regardless of size, point of origin or destination. Through its comprehensive logistics services division, International 3PL can offer you the following services, which you may elect to use individually or as a package:

  • Shipment Booking
  • Bill of Lading Preparation
  • Preparation and Electronic Filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI, formally SED)
  • Preparation, Consolidation and Forwarding of Export Documents
  • Shipment Monitoring and Project Management

We provide our customers with the expertise and effectiveness to manage their shipping and logistics needs by being one of the most reliable Freight Forwarders Miami has to offer.

In addition to access to reliable transportation capacity, International 3PL offers Freight Forwarding services . Importing and exporting are key components for many lucrative businesses.
International shipping could present great business opportunities for you, but may also seem daunting. A good freight forwarding service can save you time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation of products at competitive rates.

Whether the firm is large or small, the weight of the cargo light or heavy, the freight forwarder will take care of cargo from “dock to door” if requested to do so. This can include the correct filing of export documentation, all arrangements with carriers, packing, crating and storage needs. So, the small and medium-size exporter need not deal with many of the details involved with the logistics of exporting their goods. In addition, freight forwarders typically charge modest rates for their services and have access to shipping discounts. Given the years of experience and constant attention to detail provided by the forwarder, it may be a good investment.

What do our freight forwarding services include

The process, paperwork, and regulations involved in international trade may seem intimidating. However, you can be a successful international shipper without getting caught up in the logistics of logistics.

International 3PL offers simple and straight forward Freight Forwarding Services. Our relationship with the major shipping companies puts in a position to offer the best Ocean and air freight services both import and Export.
We are experts in this part of the overall supply chain.  Our Freight forwarding services are designed to provide you with the best overall results and the best rates.

When looking to outsource all or part of a company’s logistics function it is important to look for a third party logistics provider with proven expertise. To put it simply, third party logistics or “3PL” is the integration of a company’s shipping, warehousing, distribution, transportation, and related logistics services through an outsourced or “third party” partnership. We provide our clients with powerful logistics solutions involving people, technology and location working together to provide integrated, full service supply chain management.

With comprehensive 3PL services; supply chain efficiency, customer satisfaction and brand value growth come together to benefit you. We bridge the gap between your goods and your customers.

We Specialize in designing efficient and cost effective logistics solutions customized to client’s specific needs. This allows you to focus on core competencies and receive a logistical advantage over the competition through the use of International 3PL’s professional third party logistics services

 

Contact us today to see how we can help you move your cargo with the ease and expertise you’ve come to trust from International 3PL. Offering Freight Forwarding Services

 

Kitchen Tops

Kitchen Tops

Not all Kitchen tops are created Equal. There are many countertops out there that cost almost nothing, but do you really want to spend your money on countertop that will not last a long time or might not be environmentally friendly or worst case scenario might contain hazardous Material.

That is why Deco Quartz Surfaces is here. We do not deal with low quality products, we care about the environment, we care about our clients.

Kitchen Countertops are a large investment that is why choosing the right kitchen countertops for your kitchen is an important decision. No matter what type of Kitchen Cabinets you choose for your home, having the right kitchen Countertops is important.

Types of Kitchen Tops

Granite countertops might be the most distinguished material currently used.

Laminate countertops are available in an impressive range of colors and styles. Laminate gives you the look you want at an affordable price.

Lava countertops are unique, a conversation starter for sure. The look is classy and unique, polished to a sparkling gleam. Lava countertops feature a glazed surface available in many colors, and their appearance works with designs ranging from traditional to retro to contemporary to modern.

Marble countertops boast traditional beauty that is unsurpassed. The stone comes in a range of hues including lovely pinks, greens and neutral tones. Not commonly used in kitchens due to probability of staining and need to seal properly and often

Porcelain countertops can be stunning, glazed in a rainbow of creamy, gleaming hues to suit your kitchen scheme. The look is quite contemporary.

Quartz countertops are another elegant choice. This engineered material is pigmented in many colors, each one polished to a bright surface. Quartz is a good choice in traditional kitchens but looks good in contemporary space too. Many designers of modern kitchen cabinets use Quartz as a countertop

 

 

Granite Tops

Granite Countertops

Granite Tops make up a great choice for any Kitchen. Everyone knows the heart of a home is the kitchen. it’s where the day begins, reading the morning paper, enjoying breakfast, and finally, rushing kids out the door. In the evening, it comes alive with conversation, cooking and that cup of tea. But throughout the hustle-bustle of the day, the appearance of the kitchen is what feeds your mood and ultimately helps to maintain your sanity. While flooring choices, cabinetry and colors are all important, kitchen countertops are the backbone of kitchen design.

When choosing your countertops, like every other decision in homebuilding, you must first carefully consider your biggest needs. Stone Countertops are a great choice. Quite frequently people forget functionality and weigh only what is pleasing to the eye. Thankfully, with most countertop products on the market today, what’s aesthetically pleasing is also available in a variety of materials.

Kitchen countertops come in different types: Natural Stone, such as granite tops and marble, Engineered such as quartz countertops, stainless steel and laminate countertops

Are you an avid chef who thinks no mess is too big when it comes to cooking? Do you have several pots brewing on the stove and flattened dough covering the counter? Or are you the type that needs a surface to elegantly blend with wine glasses and show-off-gorgeous serving trays when entertaining? Your needs are the most essential factors, with cost and maintenance close behind, when choosing materials for your countertop.

Granite tops

Countertops now come in almost any material you can imagine. Granite tops, marble tops, Slate, Quartzite and Porcelain.

Rising in popularity because of its low maintenance and lasting beauty is the quartz countertop. As the most natural mineral next to water, quartz is nonporous, stain- and heat-resistant and easy to clean. It is well suited for both serious cooks who utilize loads of counter space and those who just prefer a clean, solid-surface look.

For an ultra-modern look in the kitchen, consider using stainless steel for countertops, which is impervious to stains and high temperatures, as well as durable and resistant to gouging and denting. This polished look is frequently finding its way into kitchens alongside popular stainless-steel appliances.

If you wish for your new kitchen to look and function, chances are there is a countertop surface designed with you in mind. Available in various stones, metals and synthetic materials, countertops define the overall look of the kitchen and bring about a sense of cohesion to the busiest room of your home.

Kitchen Countertops

Quartz or Quartzite

Kitchen Countertops

Quartz  and quartzite are two popular choices for kitchen countertops, but they are not the same material. They offer differences in looks, durability, care and price that you should know about before making your selection.

Let us explore quartzite and quartz countertops and the different strengths and weaknesses they present.

Understanding Quartz and Quartzite

Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and pressure caused by tectonic plate compression in the crust of the earth. The stone is mined and sawn into slabs which are later precisely cut to become countertops. The tops are polished and sealed for beauty and durability.

Quartz countertops are often called engineered countertops because they are fabricated from natural silicon dioxide and synthetic materials. Loose quartz makes up about 93 percent of the material. It is blended with a binder and pigment and formed into countertops.

Quartz vs. Quartzite Countertops

Here is a comparison of quartz and quartzite that will help you decide which material is right for your bathroom or kitchen countertops project.

Appearance: It’s impossible to say that one material is more attractive than the other, since beauty is subjective for each of us. Quartzite is generally found in white to gray. Pink and red hues are a result of iron oxide in the stone.

Yellow, blue, green and orange quartzite results from the presence of other minerals. Regardless of the color, the quartzite will have streaking caused by varying degrees of pressure in its formation and the random presence of iron oxide or other minerals.

Quartz, because pigment can be added, is available in a much wider range of colors for you to consider. The way the countertop material is formulated gives it the appearance of natural stone such as granite or marble.

The bottom line in appearance is that if you want natural stone, quartzite is your choice. If you’d like a more diverse selection of colors and patterns to consider, you’ll find it in quartz.

Hardness and Durability: Quartzite is harder than granite, so it is quite durable. It withstands heat very well. Quartz is hard too, but not quite as hard as quartzite. The resin used in manufacturing quartz countertops is a plastic, so it is prone to melting in heat above 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where quartz has an advantage over quartzite is that it is less prone to denting and chipping because it is more flexible. Both countertop materials can be scratched by sharp objects, and a cutting board should be used.

Countertop Maintenance: Quartz requires very little maintenance. It wipes clean with a damp cloth. Abrasive cleaners should not be used on quartz, and they really aren’t needed. Ease of maintenance is the main advantage quartz countertops have over quartzite. In any event, as with all countertops, it is advisable to use cleaners designed for your type of surface.

Quartzite requires quite a bit more TLC. It must be sealed before use and re-sealed one or two times per year. Without a proper seal, stains can penetrate into the stone. This is a weakness shared by all natural stone including granite and marble. When properly sealed, quartzite cleanup is easy.

Let us not forget about Granite, Marble and Porcelain for Kitchen Countertops.

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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.