When you need third-party order fulfillment services the very idea of setting up a 3PL shipping account with a service provider can seem like a tall task. In this article, we will outline all the steps from start to finish to demonstrate just how quick and easy getting started with InterFulfillment really is!
Requesting a Quote
This is where it all begins. You will want to request a quote on our website. This is about as simple as it gets. You visit our homepage or quote request page and provide us with some basic information about what type of services you will need. Once you do that, our sales team will get back to you in order to provide you with rates and answer any questions you may have. InterFulfillment will put together a customized proposal catered to your exact requirements. We know that no two eCommerce businesses are the same, so we go above and beyond to ensure your 3PL shipping account will be built around what you need.
Singing Your Service Agreement
Although this may seem like a big commitment, it really is not. Perhaps we should explain. Typically, order fulfillment companies have long-term contracts that are geared towards maintaining customers by locking them in legally. That is not the case with InterFulfillment. We believe in retaining customers through the quality of our services. That means we don’t have any terms in our contracts whatsoever. You can sign up, and if you wish to terminate the agreement at any point and for any reason, you are free to do so, no questions asked! And once you sign your service agreement, that’s when things really get going!
3PL Shipping Account Set-Up
Get ready cause your shipping is about to get super-charged! As soon as you sign up, InterFulfillment will provide a dedicated support agent to work with you to customize your 3PL shipping account. This means setting up logins for members of your team, showing you how to manually generate individual orders, upload batches of orders, and connect your sales channels. It only takes a day or two to connect most sales channels like Shopify, Shipstation, WooCommerce, Amazon, and pretty much any other major platform we have pre-wired connections for! Throughout this process, you will be in contact with a dedicated member of our team that will show you around our customer portal, and answers any and all questions you may have. Oh, and if you need a custom connection to your own EDI system, our team will be able to provide your team with the documentation they need to establish the connection! And once that is done, will even assist in testing it!
Shipping Your Initial Inventory
While working with our support team on setting up your InterFulfillment 3PL shipping account, you will want to provide a document that outlines all the times you are sending as part of your initial inventory shipment. This document will be provided to our receiving team. They will be standing by ready to process your products, by counting them, ensuring they are in good shape, and reporting any issues to you. Just like that, your inventory will be available to view in the InterFulfillment customer portal! This means it is ready to ship! That is all there is to it! If you created orders prior to your inventory arriving, your products will get allocated to your orders and ship out the same day if inventory is received prior to the daily shipping order cut-off time! That’s right! Your order fulfillment is now super-charged! Whenever an order enters our system manually or from one of your connected sales channels, it will ship automatically!
As you can tell by reading this article, setting up an InterFulfillment account is about as quick and easy as can be. You request a quote, we put together a proposal, we agree to terms, and you ship your products to our facilities while your account is being customized! That’s all there is to it! Once your products are in our system, you are free to ship them wherever and however you need to with the click of a mouse!
If you want to experience order fulfillment services from the most trusted, fastest-growing 3PL service provider in Canada, it all starts with requesting a quote! We look forward to serving you!