Types of Order Fulfillment Services for eCommerce

The following discusses the four primary types of order fulfillment, each tailored to distinct business requirements and stages of growth.

In-House Order Fulfillment: In this model, your team manages all aspects of storage and shipping on-site. It suits businesses seeking complete control, from established companies to emerging home-based startups.

Outsourced (or Third-Party) Order Fulfillment: Simplify logistics by partnering with a 3PL company. They handle storage, shipping, and order management. This option is ideal for companies lacking space or labor resources.

Dropshipping: Efficiently manage your retail business through dropshipping. Eliminate inventory concerns by only ordering from a third-party when a sale occurs, who then ships the product. This is excellent for e-commerce and startups aiming to reduce initial investments.

Hybrid Fulfillment: Opt for flexibility with hybrid fulfillment. Blend in-house, outsourced, and dropshipping strategies. Manage customized orders internally while outsourcing or dropshipping other orders. This approach caters well to businesses expanding or dealing with diverse product ranges.

Contact Wolff/SMG Fulfillment today to discover how they can streamline your order fulfillment, manage your inventory, and facilitate the smooth scaling of your business.