Third-party logistics

What is a 3pl?


Third-party logistics (or 3PL) refers to the outsourcing of e-commerce logistics processes to a third party business, including inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment.

3PL providers allow e-commerce merchants to accomplish more, with the tools and infrastructure to automate retail order fulfillment.Third-party logistics warehouses take on important supply chain operations to help their customers focus on growing their own businesses.

What can a 3PL do for my business?

While you focus on growing a business, a 3PL's will take care of:

  • Scheduling and executing out the receiving of inventory to the warehouse
  • Sorting, managing, and accounting for all inventory
  • Maintaining inventory in proper conditions