Almost all 3PL warehouses offer some level of fulfillment service.
If you are a Business to Business (B2B) merchant and mostly ship Full Truckload to your customers, you may only need a warehouse that will load outbound trucks and fill out a Bill of Lading (BOL).
But if you often ship parcel and LTL, you'll need a warehouse that picks, packs and ships your product. This kind of warehouse is also called a Fulfillment Center.
Other than storage, a 3PL Fulfillment Center might offer -
If your supplier doesn't package your product, some 3PLs offer custom packaging.
If you want to offer bundles and value packs, a kitting service lets you fill those orders based on real-time demand.
For example, if you sell hair care products, your customers might buy shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, a comb, and a brush separately. But you can offer them more value by offering a kit that bundles these.
When a customer orders the kit, the warehouse staff assembles it before sending it out for delivery.
Point of Sale and End Cap displays.
If you ship to brick-and-mortar retail stores, some fulfillment centers can build a display in the warehouse.
No need to set up in the store. Just unbox it in its place in the store and it’s ready to go.