A fulfillment center, or fulfilment centre if you are based in the UK, is a warehouse where orders placed by customers online get fulfilled.
These fulfilment centers are set up with that exact purpose, to handle large volumes of customer orders from either one large merchant or online seller, or multiple eCommerce retailers.
When a customer places an order for a product online i.e. from an online marketplace like Amazon or an eCommerce shop like Shopify, most of the time a fulfilment company like Huboo Fulfilment or Amazon FBA will take care of everything from storing the products, through to picking, packing and posting them.
Fulfilment centers are often referred to as a fulfillment warehouse, particularly if it is of a certain size. An example of a fulfilment warehouse is Huboo’s 33,000 sq ft fulfillment warehouse in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which serves both global eCommerce fulfilment and offers European eCommerce fulfilment services.
The benefit of this is that online retailers do not have to hire or pay for their own space to fulfil their orders. The fulfilment centers are normally large in scale so can store 1000s of items at any given time. This is particularly important for smaller companies who are going through a growth phase. Fulfilment providers can help companies scale, so they are by the side of companies no matter what stage of their growth journey they are in.
The location of fulfilment centers also helps companies to enter new territories. For instance, Huboo Fulfilment helps US companies fulfil orders in the UK & EU (mainland Europe) through their network of UK & European fulfilment centres.
We take your stock, store it, pick, pack and deliver it for you automatically from our fulfilment centers. In just a few simple fulfilment process steps, you’ll be selling, growing and focusing on the things you enjoy most, with peace of mind that we’re taking care of your order fulfilment. For more information on how these operate, check out how order fulfilment works.
The fulfilment company can usually fulfil orders from many categories. Some examples are:
Huboo can help your business grow by taking care of all your eCommerce order fulfilment needs. Save time and money by outsourcing your fulfilment services instead of keeping it in-house (or sometimes at home). Benefit from our 99.9% picking accuracy rate, giving you real peace of mind. Learn more about the advantages of outsourced fulfilment services.
How to improve order fulfillment process for Startups? Huboo is the only fulfilment company with an “Excellent” rating on Trustpilot. 100s of companies have fuelled their growth and fulfilled their ambitions with us. Compare our fulfillment costs with our competitors. Two months free storage, free check in, free dashboard, no hidden fees.
Fulfilment can help large and enterprise businesses to save money and time. Huboo’s fulfilment services are flexible and can adapt to the speed and scale of modern business demands. Our 3PL solutions can save time and money from fixed costs and staff management.
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