How to Select the Right Front- and Back-End Systems for 3rd Party Fulfillment by Curt Barry
More companies are outsourcing fulfillment to avoid making investments in a non-core area, or in the technology necessary for it. Hundreds of start-up e-commerce companies don't want to be in the fulfillment business. All of these companies are turning to third-party fulfillment (3PF) providers. With so much riding on it, it's important that your front-end and back-end systems and technology give you a competitive advantage.
The systems you select will have significant ramifications for your personnel's productivity, as well as how effectively you serve your customers and help them grow their businesses—and the management information these systems provide can help you grow your business.