How the Holiday Season Affects 3rdParty Fulfilment in Warehousing

by Michael Kotendzhi | Warehousing
How the Holiday Season Affects 3rdParty Fulfilment in Warehousing

In order to discuss how the holiday season affects third-party fulfilment in warehousing, first we need to define what that is.

Third-Party Fulfilment in Warehousing

As it relates to warehousing, third-party fulfilment is when a company uses the warehouse space of another company to store their products between shipping legs. The third-party company may also do some packaging or repacking for you and even possibly some branding or labelling.

The Holidays

This service is made more difficult during the holiday season. Some companies need and/or are waiting for big increases in product volume for sales. This is due to seasonal sales items and also the increase in shopping that many people engage in over the holiday season.

In addition, different parts of the shipping process may be delayed because of inclement weather and/or some COVID-related issues with staffing.

What all of this means is that third-party fulfilment in warehousing can spell numerous problems for the shipping client, as the busier the warehouse is, the more likely a shipping client will encounter problems. Nevertheless, experienced shipping and logistics companies will have strategies in place to mitigate all of these problems, so, hopefully your products will not be affected.

If you have questions about third-party fulfilment and are concerned about your shipping needs being met over the holidays, talk to 18 Wheels Logistics at (604) 439-8938 in Vancouver, and we can go over with you all of your options. 18 Wheels Logistics works hard to ensure that all their clients are looked after efficiently despite the challenges of the holidays.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.