3PL - Third Party Logisitics
Third-party logistics, also known as 3PL, is a crucial aspect of the supply chain management process. It involves outsourcing the logistics and distribution of goods to an external provider, allowing businesses to focus on their core competencies. Third-party logistics providers offer a range of services such as transportation, warehousing, and distribution, and they can also handle inventory management and order fulfilment. In this article, we will provide an in-depth overview of third-party logistics and how CBF Fulfilment can help businesses looking for these services.
Overview of Third-Party Logistics:
Third-party logistics is a term used to describe the outsourcing of logistics and distribution services to a third-party provider. This provider can be a specialised logistics company or a freight forwarder who can provide a range of services, including transportation, warehousing, distribution, and inventory management like CBF Fulfilment. The primary goal of third-party logistics is to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs for businesses.
One of the primary services offered by third-party logistics providers is transportation. This involves the movement of goods from one location to another, and it can include a range of transportation modes such as air, sea, and road transport. Third-party logistics providers can also offer freight forwarding services, which involve managing the transportation of goods across different countries.
Warehousing and Distribution Services:
Third-party logistics providers also offer warehousing and distribution services. This involves the storage of goods in a warehouse, as well as the distribution of these goods to customers. Third-party logistics providers can manage the entire distribution process, from receiving orders to picking and packing goods, to shipping them to customers. They can also provide inventory management services to ensure that businesses have real-time visibility into their inventory levels.
Another critical service provided by third-party logistics providers is order fulfilment. This involves the processing of customer orders, including picking and packing goods, shipping them to customers, and managing returns. Third-party logistics providers can offer a range of order fulfilment options, including direct-to-consumer, business-to-business, and drop-shipping.
Benefits of using a Third-Party Logistics supplier:
There are several benefits of using third-party logistics providers. For one, they can help businesses reduce costs and improve supply chain efficiency by outsourcing logistics and distribution services. Third-party logistics providers have the expertise and resources to manage complex logistics operations, which can be costly and time-consuming for businesses to do in-house. Additionally, outsourcing logistics services can free up time and resources for businesses to focus on their core competencies.
CBF Fulfilment - Your Trusted Third-Party Logistics Provider:
CBF Fulfilment is a leading third-party logistics provider that offers a range of services to businesses looking to outsource their logistics and distribution operations. We offer great value for money and online tools to integrate into all sales channels. We work with all market sectors, specializing in fast, small, and light items.
Our transportation services include air, sea, and road transport, and we offer freight forwarding services for businesses looking to manage the transportation of goods across different countries. Our warehousing and distribution services include the storage of goods in our warehouses, as well as the distribution of these goods to customers. We can manage the entire distribution process, from receiving orders to picking and packing goods to shipping them to customers. We also offer inventory management services to ensure that businesses have real-time visibility into their inventory levels via our online tools.
CBF Fulfilment's order fulfilment services include direct-to-consumer, business-to-business, contract packing and drop-shipping. We can manage the entire order fulfilment process, including processing customer orders, picking and packing goods, shipping them to customers, and managing returns. Our online tools can integrate into all sales channels, making it easy for businesses to manage their orders and inventory levels.
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Testimonial: alya skin. - Cosmetics & Beauty
"We assigned CBF Fulfilment as our third party logistics company for UK orders 2 years ago.
They have been nothing short of amazing to work with, they are extremely quick to despatch orders and have a team that are always so willing to help when needed.
As an ecommerce business owner that has worked with multiple 3PL companies and can safely say that CBF Fulfilment has been the best we have ever worked with in all the years."
Testimonial: Climbingvan - Books and Publication
"We run Climbingvan, a resource for helping people with self-build van conversions. Last year we wrote our book, The Van Conversion Bible, which explains exactly how to convert a campervan.
As we live full-time in our own van and work remotely from the road, it's not possible for us to manage our own fulfilment. CBF help us to get our book into the hands of our customers all across the country, as well as fulfilling our wholesale orders to larger suppliers. We appreciate their flexibility and the bespoke service they are able to offer us. The world of ecommerce was new to us, and the team at CBF have been really helpful in making everything possible for us, and are always friendly and quick to respond."
Charlie & Dale
Testimonial: Lola + Blake - Clothing & Accessories
"I’ve been really pleased with the service I have received from CBF. Each business is unique, and mine certainly has a lot of personalisation options and additions that customers request. CBF worked to implement these and find solutions to ensure that my brand remained as personal as when I individually wrapped and sent each order myself from my dining room table! Recent reviews from customers have remained positive with special mentions to the quality of the luxury gift wrap and the nice touch of personal notes."
Lola + Blake
Testimonial: Bodyhero - Health and Fitness
"CBF have been great in facilitating all aspects of our direct to consumer and business to business order fulfilment as our chosen 3PL company.
The team are always really helpful and resolve any questions or issues in a timely fashion."
Testimonial: Hyde & Hare - Luxury Cowhide Accessories
"CBF has been brilliant from start to finish in managing our fulfilment and distribution. What stands out is their ability to take initiative when processing orders and their support has been fundamental to our growth."
Hyde & Hare
Testimonial: Dodo Pad - Books & Publication
"Moving to CBF has enabled us to improve our service to our own eCommerce customers – next day delivery and orders always despatched on time with full tracking – as well as navigate increasingly complex international shipping.
We are a small business with a peak at Christmas. CBF has given us the flexibility we needed, which was not possible when we were managing fulfilment in house."
Testimonial: Lateral Line / Artemi Rum - Spirits Alcohol
"CBF has enabled us to establish our E-commerce platform initially through sales through Amazon. The service was very easy to set up, streamlined and efficient. Whenever any queries arise, they are very quickly dealt with by the CBF staff. We are very pleased to be working with CBF."
Testimonial: iNKSHIP. - Posters & Prints
"CBF have handled my orders for almost five years now, which single-handedly allowed me to grow from a bedroom business to a scale I could never have handled myself. I’m really grateful to the hard-working warehouse team who always fulfil my orders to a very high standard, and never seem to miss a beat."
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