Common Retail Fulfillment Services Your 3PL Should Provide

Retail fulfillment is a niche area of logistics that is intricate, complex and more difficult than DTC (direct-to-consumer) fulfillment. Sending products to retailers requires a higher level of quality control, timing, accuracy, and attention to detail.  

Because retail fulfillment can be complex and challenging, it’s important to partner with a 3PL who has the experience to meet the demands of each individual retailer.  

If you are vetting a new 3PL or looking to work with your existing fulfillment partner to send products to retail stores, make sure your provider has the services listed in this article, at minimum. These are the core needs to complete retail fulfillment, your products or retailers may need specialty services on top of these.