Order fulfillment can be somewhat hard to define, simply due to the fact that it can encompass a broad range of very bespoke processes. Each company is likely to have different fulfillment needs that will vary depending on the industry they are in and the exact processes they use.
In its most minor form, fulfillment is most likely to simply be a way of sending parcels or direct mail campaigns, easily and quickly, whilst saving money in the process. In its most prominent form, it can encompass everything from storing a company’s entire range of products, controlling the stock, managing each and every account, and controlling and sending each individual order.
The benefits of this full-package approach are numerous. Not only do companies get to lower their overheads by only ever having access to the amount of storage space they need, they also save on the need to purchase a huge amount of technology that would be needed to control and send stock in such an ordered way, leaving it to specialised companies who already have such technology at their disposal. Furthermore, items are likely to be a great deal safer, since these types of warehouse will be monitored all day and night instead of being left to the whims of potential intruders at the end of each business day. Premises and workforces can be smaller and more controlled as a result and no training will need to be given to warehouse staff or machinery needed to pick and pack the stock.
With such technology, those companies offering order fulfilment are able to very quickly locate and send the exact items that need to be sent and do so at a much reduced price, ensuring that you can not only save money but also that customers get the items they have ordered on time every single time. And all without any aggravation or stress whatsoever.