What is Order Fulfillment and Why Do Companies Need It?

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There is a reason why many companies rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers to help with shipping and logistics, and one of the key reasons is order fulfillment. Whether it’s picking and packing orders for an e-commerce company or fulfilling orders for very large products like solar panels, having a reliable partner that warehouses and provides fulfillment is critical.

Order fulfillment processes vary from client to client and across industries particularly due to unique requirements, such as storing and fulfilling orders for food products. This calls for food grade warehouse space, experience handling food products, and special certifications like the Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, which Global Freight Solutions recently received.

When looking to hire a company to provide warehousing and fulfillment, it’s important to choose a company with experience in working with similar products and/or processes because that will eliminate issues and deliver more streamlined results.

The big question is: Why do companies need a third-party to provide order fulfillment? Ultimately it comes down to allowing businesses to do what they do best, work towards their goals, and not have to worry about shipping and logistics because it’s an art in itself. And in the end, by being more efficient and keeping customers happy businesses thrive.