Third-party logistics, or 3PL, is used interchangeably with fulfillment warehouse or fulfillment center. Companies that provide 3PL services offer many of the same services as order fulfillment companies.
These services include:
• Warehousing Inventory management
• Shipping and receiving
• FTL and LTL freight shipping
• Picking and packing
• Kitting and customization
• Reverse logistics (returns)
A third-party logistics company acts as an e-commerce fulfillment company. It provides all the services you need to outsource your logistics operations.