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What is Third Party Logistics (3PL)?
What is 3PL fulfillment services? Is there 1PL or 2PL?
1PL – A party who requires the inventory to be transported from one location to another.
2PL – A carrier who owns the transportation assets. Example, shipping lines and truck companies.
3PL – A company who provides “outsourced” logistics services to companies.
4PL – A firm who helps the companies to manage the entire supply chain. Example, control tower
3PL services includes warehousing, inventory/order management, value added services (kitting), shipping, transportation, procurement, brokering, customs clearance, last mile delivery.
Some companies still prefer to run the operations themselves rather than engagung 3PL. They have more control over their supply chain and logistics.
Hi! A great 3PL fulfiller based out of Germany for the European market is Hive logistics. We have been working with them for the past year and it has been great.
Hi Max. Thanks! Will explore their website and find out more.