3PL—or third-party logistics—are essentially fulfillment solutions that businesses rely on to improve their operations. 3PL companies offer services such as: warehousing, inventory management, intermodal transportation, LTL and FTL shipping, reverse logistics, and more.

When implemented correctly, 3PLs can help you scale your business, save money, increase efficiency, and solve difficult shipping challenges in a vast and competitive landscape.

Picking the right 3PL:

You’re ready to outsource to a 3PL, but how do you partner with one that’s right for you? Here are some things to look out for:

  • Reviews: What are past customers saying about the company on sites such as their Google Business profile? If ratings are low and there are numerous complaints, that company might not be the best fit.
  • Customer service: How does their customer service treat you when you call with questions? Are they polite, responsive, and happy to help? When outsourcing to a 3PL, you’ll want to work with a business that responds well to your fulfillment needs.
  • Advanced technology: Does the 3PL have technology that allows you access to secure data, track delivery windows, helps you manage costs, and more? Their technology should be easy to work with and allow you to improve your bottom line.
  • Transparency: Do you feel like you can you trust this business to manage your inventory? If not, the answer is clear—find a different 3PL.

How we can help:

At W.I.S. Logistics, we’ve been providing exceptional customer service with competitively priced logistics for over 25 years. A family-owned company known for our reliability and expert consulting, we treat your freight like our own. You can trust us, knowing that we’re putting your satisfaction first.

If you’re looking for a collaborative experience with a values-based 3PL company, we’d love to provide you with a quote or consultation.