A Full Service Order Fulfillment Company!

There are a number of benefits to outsourcing your order fulfillment to a fulfillment company. However, there are a lot of companies out there who don’t seem to take to heart the seriousness of what they do. Partner Warehouse and Distribution is a complete fulfillment center who takes what we do to heart. We recognize fully that providing quality order fulfillment services will earn your trust. The more you trust us the more you can focus on the marketing and growing your business. It’s a win win situation. Our job is to allow you to do yours. And the better you do your job the more work we have. Time and time again we’ve seen a start up company go from shipping a few packages a day to shipping hundreds or thousands a week. Your success is our success and we’re prod to say we’ve been a part of easing many of the growing pains that come with the small business exponential growth curve. Contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable fulfillment company associates for more information.

Fulfillment Services

What are you looking for in your fulfillment services provider? It is more than just a low cost solution to your distribution needs. At PWD we strive for a mutually beneficial partnership that puts both our organizations in a good position to grow. Through this partnership, we drive superior results with innovative technology and industry leading processes. We are the complete fulfillment and distribution solution. If you are looking for a fulfillment center to perform e-commerce fulfillment, pick and pack fulfillment, or any type of product fulfillment, you have come to the right place. So, what is it that you are looking for? We believe it is a dynamic partner with a full range of service offering that provides, hands down, the best customer service in the industry.

Product Fulfillment

Product Fulfillment, Order Fulfillment, and Pick and Pack Fulfillment are all interchangeable terms for what we do – all day, every day. The advantage to organizations who contract with a fulfillment center is simple; you sell it, we’ll ship it. Keep your eye on the prize of growing your top line. Our operation is dedicated in serving each client with a customized approach. We offer same day shipment turn around time at a reasonable cost. Outsourcing your warehouse and distribution needs affords your organization with the whole package of letting you focus on sales and allowing us to help with the bottom line. Partner Warehouse & Distribution is the premier fulfillment center in the country located in Phoenix.

Vitamin, Supplement & Neutraceutical Fulfillment

Vitamin manufactures continue to face incredible competition and the challenge of meeting the demands of order fulfillment globally. Vitamin fulfillment, supplement fulfillment and neutraceutical fulfillment requires a specialized system of inventory management. The proprietary fulfillment systems at Partner Warehouse & Distribution are capable of  lot number, serial number and expiration date controls. Partner Warehouse is the premier vitamin fulfillment center in the country. We have spend years developing our systems, processes and infrastructure to target the needs of netraceutical organizations. We know what it takes to succeed in vitamin fulfillment industry and will guide you every step of the way in ensuring you have the highest level of customer satisfaction by partnering with Partner Warehouse & Distribution. If you are looking for a fulfillment company to meet the needs of your neutraceutical organization you have come to the right place.

E-Commerce Fulfillment

E-Commerce by all rights is still in its infancy stage. Yes, the world has come a long way in the past 10 years. What will the e-commerce market look like in 10 years? We have all heard the statistics. Cyber Monday is outselling Black Friday by a mile. Consumers are getting smart. Why waste the time and gas going to a store when you can order the product online and have it in a couple days? How will you as a e-commerce based company handle this pending explosion of online sales? Do you have the capital or distribution infrastructure to continue rapid growth? Fear not as there is a solution. E-Commerce fulfillment is the fasting growing division of Partner Warehouse & Distribution. Organizations of all sizes realize that to effectively grow their e-commerce business, they must focus on sales and development and leave the e-commerce fulfillment to the professionals who already have a winning formula.

Website Fullfillment and E Commerce Fulfillment

Contracting or partnering with a website fulfillment company or a e commerce fulfillment company makes perfect sense for web based businesses. The beauty of a web based business is that it is largely hands off from an operational standpoint. The most successful web business spend the most time and money on SEO, social media and other marketing.  Partnering with a fulfillment house allows web based business owners to free them selves up from managing the day to day warehouse operations and personnel.  The great thing about a fulfillment center is that it ships a large volume of orders allowing it access to shipping rates that are not obtainable by smaller businesses with less volume. Those shipping discounts are passed on to you and typically offset the charges for pick and pack, packaging and other. The bottom line is that if you take an honest look at the cost of doing it yourself vs using a fulfillment house it typically cost the same or less than doing it yourself and it eliminates the headaches allowing you to focus on selling. After all, isn’t that what you are in business for?

How to Choose the Best Order Fulfillment Provider

Choosing the right order fulfillment provider is critical to your business. At the surface, they may all seem the same but let me be the first to tell you, think again. It is critical to choose a provider that understands your supply chain model and has extensive experience managing complex supply chains and manufacturing environments. Sure, your supply chain may be small and simple but the goal is to grow, right. Ensure your provider can grow with you and navigate your organization through the ever changing global logistics environment. To address this business decision, here are a few tips to help you choose the right fulfillment center for your business.

  1. Understand and Calculate your TOTAL,  all in costs to operate your fulfillment operation. That would be total monthly costs for rent, shipping/freight, labor, packaging, equipment, utilities, insurance, and other miscellaneous costs associated with your warehouse. Being armed with this data will assist in getting a true valuation of a proposal. Refer to our cost comparison page for a free tool that will do the work for you.
  2. Document and be clear about your business needs and expectation. Understanding your vision will provide valuable insight into what makes your business run which leads to a fulfillment provider putting together a comprehensive and sustainable program to aid in your growth.
  3. Make the investment up front to create solid internal processes and systems. For example, ensure your products are barcoded to drive standardization and quality control and that your shopping cart, accounting software or ERP are capable for transmitting and receiving XML, CSV, Flat or EDI files.
  4. More advanced fulfillment centers will have robust technology and processes. One of the benefits in outsourcing your fulfillment operation is that you do not have to make the investment in these very expensive systems. If the provider you are considering does not satisfy this requirement, chances are all the processes are manual which will lead to higher error rates
  5. The fulfillment center should be very open and willing to commit to a maximum error rate and shipment turn around times. For example, PWD guarantees an industry leading 99.8% order accuracy and same day shipping for any order transmitted by 2pm MST.
  6. Ask the potential provider what recommendations they would have. Any reputable fulfillment center should and will provide valuable information and best practices to guide you to a successful start up.

What is Pick and Pack Fulfillment?

Pick and Pack Fulfillment is the the industry term used to define the process by which a fulfillment performs the function necessary to pick the items needed to fill the order and pack those items into a shipping carton for delivery to the consumer / end user.

The actual pick and pack fulfillment process is defined further below:
1. The Fulfillment center downloads orders from your website or EDI interface.
2. The Fulfillment center prints packing slips and/or invoices for your customers.
3. The actual pick and pack process begins. “Pick” refers to the fulfillment center employee procuring the items listed on the packing slip and/or invoice.
4. “Pack” as i’m sure you’re aware refers to placing those items into the box to be received by your customer.

Top 5 Benefits of Fulfillment

1. Cost Savings-As with any other operation economies of scale play a large role in total costs. A fulfillment center may ship for a hundred or more different companies allowing for it to leverage it’s shipping and freight buying power to negotiate lower rates than a single company.

2.Efficiency-Few companies have the extensive software and staff necessary to run their warehouse operations at maximum efficiency. Partnering with a fulfillment center such as Partner Warehouse and Distribution gives you instant access to proprietary systems and technologies that took years to create and perfect.

3. Labor Sharing-In most warehouse operations the staff is either under or over underutilized. Spikes in business whether seasonal or other often require hiring, training and a learning curve which costs companies time and money. using a fulfillment center will maximize efficiency and save you the headaches of new hires and additional overhead.

4. Pay Per Use-Eliminate the liability of excess overhead and only pay for the space and labor that you use. As opposed to being locked into a lease and labor utilizing a product fulfillment or ecommerce fulfillment center allows takes the worry out of warehousing. If your warehouse is 80% full you’re still paying for 100% of the space, power, insurance, labor etc. Whereas, when using a fulfillment center you only pay for the space and labor that you utilize.

5. Spend Tine Growing Your Business-Don’t waste your time running a warehouse. Business owners should be able to focus on increasing sales, growing the business and maximizing the net without having to worry about the logistics and overhead associated with handling more volume.

What is Fulfillment?

It’s astonishing how many business owners are not aware of the tremendous benefits that a quality fulfillment center can offer. In short, fulfillment is essentially outsourcing some or all of your warehouse operations. A fulfillment center acts as your warehousing and shipping facility. A complete fulfillment center such as Partner Warehouse and Distribution will handle everything from receiving to returns. The benefits of fulfillment are many. See the next post for details.