(credit image/Pixabay)3PL Central has launched its enhanced Small Parcel Suite. The suite has expanded functionality to drive greater efficiency and a paperless warehouse for 3PLs offering eCommerce and omnichannel fulfilment. Built within 3PL Warehouse Manager WMS, the new Small Parcel Suite unifies the pack and ship experience. It also offers best-practice shipping and eCommerce workflows for high-volume fulfilment operations. The company provides cloud-based Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) built to meet the unique needs of third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses.

Online orders are reaching record-setting volumes with 69% of retailers reporting an increase in average online order values. At the same time, shoppers have become more comfortable purchasing from global brands.

The Small Parcel Suite enables 3PL warehouses to:

  • Manage Orders: Prepare orders and consolidate packages for shipment.
  • Process High-Volume Batches: Print up to 1,000 shipping labels per batch for small parcel fulfilment.
  • Rate Shop between shipping carriers: Automatically print labels with the lowest carrier cost for a chosen shipment speed.
  • Integrate with Shipping Carriers: Set up carrier accounts with USPS, UPS, and more in minutes.
  • Print Amazon Buy Labels: For 3PL warehouses with customers who are part of Seller Fulfilled Prime, print labels from directly within the WMS.

According to Frazer Kinsley, chief executive officer, Hook Logistics, “Small Parcel Suite has drastically increased our efficiency in processing orders.”

“To have a consolidated view for scanning, packing, labelling, and shipping is a lifesaver. Small Parcel has elevated our current abilities to allow for faster scanning verification. As a result, allowing our team to process small parcel orders even faster. Not only has the Small Parcel Suite improved efficiency, it is also very intuitive to use. The training for Small Parcel was self-guided, simple, and very quick, even for our newer employees,” Kinsley added.

Streamlined and efficient parcel function

Jeff Harris, product manager at 3PL Central says, “With eCommerce demand increasing exponentially, we know many 3PL warehouses struggle. They struggle with inefficient small parcel processes, shipping carrier complexities, and manual data entry,”

For a 3PL warehouse to scale their growth, they need a WMS that offers streamlined and efficient small parcel functionality. To drive efficiency in their pack and ship processes. That’s why we’ve spent intensive time understanding their needs and enhancing our Small Parcel Suite to offer best practice workflows for eCommerce operations.”

With Small Parcel Suite, 3PL warehouses can reduce packing time by 50% by offering regular order packing and pack from shelves. The process drives accuracy by ensuring that verified orders are 100% correct. In addition, Small Parcel Suite customers have saved up to $1,500 per month on carrier fees by automatically printing the lowest cost label.

Last week, Loqate launched a report highlighting the potential for failed deliveries to derail success for retailers. The company’s report, “Fixing Failed Deliveries 2021: Stamping Out Faulty Fulfilment,” is set against the backdrop of booming eCommerce. Loqate is a trusted location intelligence service.

Enterprise Times: What this means for business?

The pandemic-driven shift from in-person to online commerce presents both opportunities and challenges for retailers. Industry research 2020 Showing a 46% Increase in order volumes in 2020. Fulfilment has always been the tender spot in the eCommerce eco-system. As a result, it’s a sensible move by 3PL to add additional functionality, to its existing service.

Warehouses need efficiency and scalability for small parcel processes. 3PL Central is a player in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions. The platform is built to meet the unique needs of the 3PL warehousing community. It can serve as the backbone of customer’s operations. In addition, it can transform paper-based, error-prone businesses into enterprises that can focus on customer satisfaction. The company manages billions of dollars in inventory, processing more than 1 million orders a week from its customers’ systems.

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