Pick and Pack is a service that’s offered by most fulfillment centers. It is a common part of the fulfillment process. When an order is placed, that item or those items are picked up and then packed for delivery, hence “pick and pack.”
It sounds easy and so simple, right? Beware though, there’s a lot of coordination and organization that goes into this pillar of fulfillment.
Let us give you a pick and pack example.
In this scenario, let’s say that there’s a manufacturer of kitchen ovens that wants to set up a fulfillment program for their promotional products. The manufacturer wants a simple process put in that allows anyone to purchase these products.
The 3PL fulfillment company begins working with the manufacturer to get a Shopify ecommerce store up and launched. The Shopify store allows the manufacture to sell promotional shifts, hats, pants and small branded merchandise. The products will come in various colors and sizes.
Before the official launch, the manufacturer will send the fulfillment center products for product storage in a warehouse. If you can use a local fulfillment center or one like Thill that has operations across the United States, this can save you a lot of money.
In this example, since the manufacturer has multiple products, sizes and colors, a pick and pack program would be ideal in this situation. As orders come in through the manufacturer’s ecommerce store, the warehouse team will go to pick the items ordered and it will be sent to be packed, sealed and shipped.
Coordination in your pick and pack service is key.
If you want to learn more about how pick and pack services can help your company, give our fulfillment experts a call. We’d love to explore the fulfillment and order management options you have. You can reach us during regular operating hours at 1-920-967-9201 or you can use our easy contact form by clicking here.