What is a Fulfillment Center?

Inventory management is a struggle every eCommerce business faces. It’s important to keep enough product on hand while also being able to fulfill orders quickly. That’s where a fulfillment center comes into play. Fulfillment centers are the backbone of eCommerce fulfillment and retail distribution.

What is a Fulfillment Center?

A fulfillment center is a physical warehouse where product is received, stored and shipped. A third-party logistics company (like us!) manages the fulfillment center. In the era of internet shopping, fulfillment centers are vital for ensuring that eCommerce goods can be shipped as quickly as customers demand.

Why Should an eCommerce Company Use a Fulfillment Center?

There are three main reasons why companies choose a fulfillment center:

  1. It’s cheaper. Instead of a company having to purchase multiple warehouses, they can use fulfillment centers. This massively cuts down on cost, both for renting the warehouse and having to hire staff to manage it.
  2. It’s strategic. Companies can store product in a fulfillment center, making it easier to quickly fulfill orders. Additionally, fulfillment centers generally are located in or around large cities for easier transportation. At MVP, our fulfillment centers are located in Minneapolis and Houston.
  3. It’s efficient. Since fulfillment centers are run by logistic companies, the process of shipping and fulfillment can be executed right from the fulfillment center. You can utilize your logistics company’s existing resources to ship your product by road, rail, sea or air.

Are you looking for a fulfillment center for your eCommerce fulfillment and retail distribution needs? We have room available at our Houston and Minneapolis locations. Call us at 1-888-390-5320 to get started.


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