Pick and Pack Fulfillment Services

Pick and Pack is a trusted eCommerce solution that improves inventory control and efficiency in distribution.

Pick and pack fulfillment processes involve carefully selecting products from inventory and repackaging them for distribution. Your fulfillment service must be able to quickly and efficiently create a packing slip, pick individual products from their warehouse, and package your items correctly within your brand standards.

Here are a few standard methods of 3PL pick and pack services.

Piece picking

Piece picking happens when orders are prepped one item at a time.

The fulfillment partner’s warehouse management system picks each product for an entire order when it comes in. All items move to a packaging station.

Once at the packaging station, your fulfillment provider will complete the final steps before handing the order off to a trusted shipping partner.

Batch picking

Batch picking is similar to piece picking.

All orders are done at once instead of one at a time

Each batch of orders will be for items in the same warehouse area or location. The warehouse management system divides the orders and assigns packaging responsibilities.

 

Zone picking

Zone picking can be an excellent option for more extensive fulfillment needs.

Fulfillment warehouses are divided into zones and have workers dedicated to each zone. These workers are committed to knowing their area and only pulling items from their assigned zones.

This approach offers speed based on product velocity or movement.

As an order comes in, each zone worker picks the products located in their designated area before passing the order along to the next zone.

After an order moves through all the zones, collecting each item on the pick slip, the order transitions to the packing station.

Wave picking

Wave picking combines elements of batch and zone picking.

In this process, employees stay within a zone but pick more than one order at a time.

Fulfillment workers in each assigned zone pick products for a large batch of orders. Then they pass the batch to the next zone for picking.

Careful coordination is required when working with large quantities. This process must be efficient and mapped out.

Benefits of pick and pack fulfillment services

3PL pick and pack fulfillment services are a cornerstone of efficient eCommerce operations, offering a multitude of benefits that streamline the distribution process and enhance customer satisfaction.

Here’s a closer look at the advantages of utilizing pick and pack services from specialized picking and packing companies.

Enhanced Efficiency and Accuracy:

Pick and pack processes optimize order fulfillment by using advanced warehouse management systems to ensure each product is selected with precision and packed with care. This meticulous approach minimizes errors, reduces the likelihood of returns, and ensures that customers receive the correct items promptly.

Faster Turnaround Times:

Speed is of the essence in eCommerce, and pick and pack services excel in this area. With methods like batch picking, zone picking, and wave picking, fulfillment operations can process orders rapidly. This swift turnaround time means products reach customers faster, enhancing the overall consumer experience and boosting the reputation of the brand.

Improved Inventory Management:

Picking and packing companies are adept at inventory control via Warehouse Management System. They keep a meticulous record of stock levels, which helps in preventing overstocking or stockouts. This real-time inventory management ensures that products are available when customers place orders, leading to a more reliable service.  Each pick or touch of an item is a scan.

Focus on Core Competencies:

Outsourcing to a 3PL pick and pack fulfillment services allows businesses to focus on their core competencies, such as product development, marketing, and customer service. By leaving the logistics to the experts, companies can invest more time and resources into areas that drive growth and innovation.

Choosing the right pick and pack fulfillment company

Choosing the right pick and pack ecommerce fulfillment partner is more than a logistical decision—it’s a strategic move for your business growth. Our pick and pack services are not just about moving boxes; they’re about precision, care, timing, and delivering your brand experience. We understand that every second counts in ecommerce, which is why our operations are fine-tuned to ensure your products are in the right place at the right time. With our robust infrastructure and proactive approach, Kable Product Services handles the complexities of fulfillment so you can focus on what you do best—growing your brand and nurturing your customer base.