Storage & Distribution
We aim to provide the best third-party warehousing, inventory control, and distribution services according to the needs of your business.
Our easy to use B2B ordering portal will enable staff and retailers to accurately and effortlessly order point of sale, merchandise & products online, direct from Mailshops warehouse.
Our boutique approach to order fulfilment is based on the ethos that your customers deserve the best.
We provide custom 3PL & order fulfilment solutions for B2B/Wholesale and DTC/direct to consumer brands. In fact, many of our customers require a bit of both!
What really sets us apart is the personalised, human touches that will keep your customers coming back for more.
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All Your Third Party Logistics Questions Answered
In logistics, 3PL stands for Third Party Logistics. It is a form of outsourcing where businesses contract with an outside firm to handle their supply chain operations, including warehousing and distribution services.
Third party logistics is becoming increasingly popular as companies strive to streamline their operations and save costs. For example, many large retail stores outsource the storage and transport of goods to 3PL companies in order to maximise efficiency and minimise costs. With 3PL providers managing part or all of the business's warehouse activities, more time can be spent on core functions such as marketing and product development.
At Mailshop, we don’t just send customer orders. We send employee orders too! Organisations can store all point of sale, merchandise and uniforms in our warehouse for clean and safe storage. Utilising our customer portal, business can offer employees a shopping cart environment to order and distribute business materials nationwide.
Both customers and employees expect quick delivery times when making ordering online, so having a dedicated third party providing deliveries can help ensure timely arrival at their doorsteps without sacrificing quality or accuracy. Also, with the technology available today through cloud-based software platforms for logistics tracking, it’s easier than ever for orders to be tracked throughout every stage of the shipment’s life cycle. This added transparency helps build trust while also helping businesses stay informed on how well they are performing logistically across various channels (e-commerce/direct-to-consumer/wholesale).
Often, when people ask what the four types of 3PL are, they're referring to a 2PL, 3PL and 4PL which are all types of logistics services which provide companies with the ability to outsource certain aspects of their supply chain operations. The difference between the three boils down to how involved the provider is in facilitating those operations.
2PL stands for two party logistics and refers to a company providing a service such as transportation, warehousing or inventory management. It usually involves just two parties: a company requiring the service and the provider responsible for delivering it. An example of this would be a retailer who handles all parts of the order fulfilment themselves but enlists a transportation company to get their goods to the customer.
3PL stands for third-party logistics and includes all services provided by a 3rd party supplier, including managing an entire supply chain from production to delivery of goods or services. A 3PL might also provide customers with customer service support, order entry & processing, IT infrastructure support and access to other resources needed by customers. Most often they’ll handle everything from product storage & movement through international customs clearance depending on what products you’re shipping (and where).
Finally there is 4pl which stands for fourth-party logistics. This type of provider acts as an integrator bringing together multiple different processes such as technology systems integration that enables several providers like warehouse operators or transport carriers working together seamlessly in order to provide end-to-end supply chain solutions so customer needs are met quickly without any disruption – no matter how complex their requirements may be! It's important because this level allows companies more flexibility when creating custom solutions that meet their unique business needs; instead relying on “one size fits all” services offered by 2pls or 3pls, 4pl can give companies access to tailored advice about specific areas or challenges faced within their global supply chain network - making sure investments into partnerships always pay dividends.
A 3PL warehouse is an abbreviation for a Third-Party Logistics Warehouse. It's a service used by companies to outsource their warehousing, distribution and fulfillment needs. It helps them streamline their supply chain operations and allows them to focus on core business processes while the 3PL provider handles all of the associated logistics tasks.
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