Date: March 12, 2020
Third-party logistics warehouses are the focal point of today’s modern global supply and fulfillment chain — with ecommerce directly at the center. As ecommerce and omnichannel dramatically changes the logistics ecosystem, the need to partner and integrate with supply chain technologies is more important than ever.
3PL Central is very excited to announce the newest member of our 3PL Intelligence Ecosystem: ShipStation, a leading platform for ecommerce shippers and part of the Stamps.com family of businesses. This integration sends orders from ShipStation to 3PL Central’s WMS, 3PL Warehouse Manager, for fulfillment and tracking numbers will be sent back to ShipStation to update the order source. Combining the best-in-class multi-carrier shipping solution with the best-in-class warehouse management system positions customers to capitalize on the complex realities of the ecommerce world. The new partnership continues to drive 3PL Central’s dedication to offering comprehensive solutions used by more than 10,000 logistics professionals.
As discussed in the 2020 State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry Report, ecommerce fulfillment remains a significant opportunity for 3PLs around the world. Not only is the ecommerce market growing at nearly 15% a year, but ecommerce customers generate more transactions and more opportunities to ship on the 3PL’s own carrier accounts. Together, these three forces serve as the best opportunity for third-party warehouses to generate stronger profit margins.
Some warehouses are already capitalizing on this trend. According to Logistics Management, the 3PL industry is expected to surpass $4 trillion dollars in revenue this year. With this growth comes challenges. Processes previously executed without much thought don’t always scale. Processes that don’t scale have costs that manifest themselves in a variety of ways:
3PL Central provides cloud-based WMS solutions for 3PLs so they can transform paper-based, error-prone businesses into service leaders focused on customer satisfaction, efficient operations, and growth.