What are the differences between warehousing and fulfillment centers?
Long-term vs. short-term storage
Warehousing companies simply store products to be used at a later date, while fulfillment centers house products briefly, pick and pack orders, and make sure they get into the hands of your customers in a timely matter.
Unlike warehouses that are more static or inactive, a fulfillment center has continuous movement and is a much more complex operation. A 3PL provides a variety of order fulfillment services in a fulfillment center, including:
- Receiving inventory
- Generating pick lists and picking products
- Kitting and assembling items
- Packing boxes
- Labeling shipments
- Shipping orders
- Managing returns
Frequency of pickups by shipping carriers
This transparent, process-driven approach allows us to become an integrated part of any organisation; a seamless extension that allows you to lower your costs, increase supply chain visibility, focus on your core activities and ultimately, find peace of mind. Find out more about our supply-chain management here.
Horizon’s eCommerce Fulfilment services are supported by 3PL Central.
3PL Central is the premier provider of Warehouse Management Software and eCommerce inventory management software.
All our fulfilment warehouses throughout Europe, Asia and the US operate this system, which feeds directly into hiCloud Store – enabling clients to have a live online view of their inventory and online order status.