When it comes to e-commerce, fulfillment and logistics go hand-in-hand to get items where they need to go. Fulfillment is a part of the supply chain that entails receiving, storing, processing and transporting items. Logistics, on the other hand, is the detailed coordination of all of these individual steps.
As online shoppers demand faster shipping, logistics is becoming an increasingly important component of fulfillment.
What services are required for e-commerce fulfillment?
The type of vendor that provides only one service– say inventory management, for example–is not able to provide customized solutions for all of your fulfillment needs.
Your business likely needs some – or all – of the following services to reliably get your products into the hands of your customers:
- Inventory management
- Marketing collateral management
- Domestic and international shipping
- International duties and taxes
- Customs clearance
Working with multiple vendors for each of these services is costly, difficult to manage and can create weak links in your supply chain. Read on to learn the benefits of working with an end-to-end e-commerce fulfillment partner like GLF.
What are the benefits of working with an all-in-one e-commerce fulfillment partner?
How many contracts does your e-commerce business handle to fulfill goods? Can your vendors handle returns? Do they have the ability to ship goods domestically and internationally? Does your vendor’s software integrate with your e-commerce platform?
The above takes significant time and effort to coordinate. And when taking all of these questions into consideration, it makes sense to consolidate to an all-in-one provider like GLF who can develop custom solutions for your needs that others can’t.
How is GLF different from other e-commerce fulfillment vendors?
GLF’s capabilities go far beyond e-commerce fulfillment. Our logistics division and marketing fulfillment division allow us to provide e-commerce businesses with turnkey access to a state-of-the-art print shop, commercial mail house and our global distribution network.
We can seamlessly orchestrate solutions that go beyond just fulfillment, including:
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Since no two e-commerce companies have the same needs, we're able to create personalized solutions designed to help grow your business.
For example, we make it easy to print marketing collateral (think brochures, coupons, flyers and more) that is on-brand with your business to keep customers coming back for more. Additionally, we are able to support your digital marketing efforts with tangible direct mail campaigns around new product announcements and seasonal offerings.
Looking to expand your business to a global audience? Our global logistics division makes entering the global marketplace easier than ever. You’ll benefit from turnkey access to one of the world’s largest and most reliable distribution networks to easily scale your business at the international level.
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All-in-One E-Commerce Fulfillment with GLF
With 20 years of experience in e-commerce fulfillment, GLF takes pride in offering transparent pricing, unmatched reliability and personalized services. Our team takes the time upfront to learn your business and work with you as a proactive partner to create personalized solutions that sync with your processes. For more information, contact us today.