What is a 3PL Company?
3PL stands for Third Party Logistics. A 3PL provider, such as C2W, offer outsourced logistics services. Essentially this means that we will help provide management over one (or more) procurement and fulfilment activities.
Fulfilment activities refer to the process of distribution and shipping.
Procurement activities simply involve acquiring or selecting goods, services and work required for your specific job. Such roles can include: the process of selecting vendors, strategic vetting or actually purchasing the goods.
Therefore, 3PL providers deal with the physical movement of your goods from point A to B, as well as providing other services involved in the journey (such as warehousing, terminal handling, packaging etc.).
What are the benefits of using a 3PL Company?
The number one benefit of using a 3PL Company is monetary savings! By using a 3PL Company, this removes the financial pressure on your company for having to fund warehouse storage and staff who monitor supply chain processes. By asking us to do this for you, it means you only pay for the service package itself and can pick and choose when you use these services. Ultimately, by using 3PL providers you aren’t paying for warehouse and maintenance all year round. I mean what online business DOESN’T love saving?
In this era, good online service is largely linked to access to quick and efficient shipment and delivery. Online shopping is becoming increasingly popularity as the high street slowly dies meaning that your online company’s efficiency in shipment and delivery will undoubtedly be a commonly used metric for measuring customer satisfaction.
Using a 3PL provider means your e-commerce business can gain significant customer loyalty and satisfaction by letting the professionals deal with fulfilment services. This process will be made even easier with our western owned and managed company because we believe in western standards of communication and service.
Another important benefit to consider when deciding on your 3PL Company is performance.
Due to our expertise and experience in 3PL services here at C2W, efforts in e-commerce procurement and fulfilment activities will be more time and cost-effective than less mature manufacturing companies. We have a verified history of successfully meeting demand and are able to scale operations consistently and smoothly.
Here at C2W, we remove the stress of such demands so that you can focus on the things that matter, improving and growing your online business.
Supply Chain Management
By hiring C2W as your 3PL Company, we can also analyse the supply chain and define any cracks, enabling us to provide efficient solutions and improvement to e-commerce efficiency of your business.
Hiring a 3PL company cuts out the middle man, meaning you can do business more directly and have one point of contact when dealing with your goods or services. We handle a broad spectrum of services meaning that you don’t have to hire a freight forwarder in the process (who don’t actually deal with shipment or fulfilment themselves). And as all businessmen know, direct business is straight talking business!
When acting as your 3PL provider, C2W takes direct responsibility for your goods or services. You can be assured to receive reliable services and be sure that C2W will take accountability for business. Unlike a freight forwarder, who acts as an intermediary player in the chain, we are held directly accountable for your shipment processes. With C2W 3PL, you can put your mind at ease.
Some of the 3PL services we offer:
The following list is just a minor sample of the wide range of 3PL Services we offer here at C2W. For a more detailed, please visit our 3PL services offered in China and the US under our ‘Services’ page.
- Receive and inventory all incoming products
- Manage full inventory in the US using our professional WMS (Warehouse Management System; SkuVault)
- Drop-shipments for all orders (pick and pack)
- Fulfilment of FBM (Fulfilled By Merchant) Amazon Orders
- Restock Amazon warehouses for products shipped FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon)
- Quality control
Contact us for an accurate quote based on your project. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have!