What is 3PL?

  • A new concept in our eCommerce dictionary is found behind the acronym 3PL. It is known as Third Party Logistics. Keep reading.

  • Logístics is the key when operating any business and one of the issues that supposes more challenges in Commerce. Questions like storage, distribution, picking… make logistics be a real conversion factor and, at the same time, one of the biggest resources eater in a company. This brings about considering the option of outsourcing
  • What does 3PL mean?

  • 3PL is the process by which one company searches for an external provider to deal with logistics aspects, delegating it partially. 
  • Pros and cons of 3PL

  • Outsourcing these services allow companies operate getting rid or reducing the costs of storage, vehicles, specialized staff…

    Another advantage is the fact that it is too easy to scale up these solutions according to the business volume. It is something that happens on demand, so we avoid associated costs of structure outsize. And, what is more, we ensure we provide service in any circumstance.

    From the negative point of view, we can highlight, besides the cost, the fact of having less control over the process and procedure. Many times deficient logistics imply losing customers.
  • What about you? Do you prefer having internal logistics or do you think 3PL is more interesting in your case? Share your opinión with us!

Laia Ordoñez

Laia Ordóñez is a copywriting & eCommerce content marketing expert. She is Content & Marketing Manager at DueHome, a copywriting & content independent advisor, and Oleoshop's blog's editor-in-chief.

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