Fulco Fulfillment and Ecommerce Fulfillment

Fulco Fulfillment Inc’s order management system is the back end of your shopping cart for a pre-built web site to integrate any ecommerce fulfillment program. Ecommerce fulfillment is great for promotional product campaigns or established web presence start-up shopping cart stores. Fulco Fulfillment Inc. can warehouse and manage inventory for the ecommerce fulfillment customer.

Fulco Fulfillment’s order fulfillment can make ecommerce fulfillment a simple and easy process for any business. Our warehouse fulfillment services work in tandem with the ecommerce fulfillment process which often times can involve a variety of vendors and different schedules that need to be lined up. With Fulco Fulfillment Inc’s ecommerce fulfillment process, these seemingly difficult parts of the fulfillment process can be made easy and simple for your business.

What is ecommerce fulfillment?

Believe or not, your business no matter how small it may be has always been taking part in the ecommerce fulfillment process. With your growing business, you have looked to outsource the fulfillment to a third-part logistics (3PL) service such as Fulco Fulfillment Inc.

Fulco Fulfillment Inc. wants to bring that process to a much larger scale and make warehousing, inventory management and fulfillment and order fulfillment easier for you as well.

Ecommerce fulfillment can be divided into 4 easy steps. Step one is ecommerce data management and fulfillment center integration. Step two is receiving materials and inventory management. Following that is step three, order fulfillment. Pick, Pack Ship, Repeat. The final and fourth step is return processing. Through Fulco Fulfillment Inc. these four steps will appear fluid and easy for your growing business.


Ecommerce data management and fulfillment center integration.

At first glance every fulfillment warehouse may appear to be simply storing a bunch of boxes on giant shelves, but Fulco Fulfillment Inc. provides so much more than that. An ecommerce fulfillment center such as Fulco Fulfillment Inc. is in fact a technological warehouse ready to communicate with our hardworking employees at anytime about the next task on hand, to get your product from point A to point B promptly and efficiently. Your ecommerce store will be perfectly integrated into our fulfillment center and our employees will be ready to send them out on a moment’s notice.

Our IT department will be ready to handle any ecommerce fulfillment issues that may arise throughout the process. Fulco Fulfillment Inc. strives for customer satisfaction and will work to fill your ecommerce fulfillment needs however it may be possible for us to do so.

Receiving and Inventory Management

Pallets upon pallets of your products will be kept in our fulfillment warehouse and added to our database, each of the products are kept track of so nothing is out of order and so we’re ready to fill out any orders that are being placed.

Fulco Fulfillment’s pick and pack services make sure to bring the receiving process straight to our inventory. After all, without the product being in inventory there is no way any of the products can be properly shipped. Fulco Fulfillment will have that completely covered quickly and efficiently.

Using ecommerce fulfillment services, Fulco Fulfillment will be able to view our inventory and management system to check on the products at hand with care. Fulco Fulfillment takes pride in making sure no items are lost or broken in the process and any missing or broken products will be reported back to you. We wish to provide the most minimal shrinkage possible and want to provide satisfaction for our customers.

Pick, Pack and Ship Order Fulfillment

All items going through Fulco Fulfillment Inc. are picked and packed carefully and efficiently to make sure that the right items are going through to the buyers. These items will then be shipped in a timely manner right to their destination using various shipping services.

Fulco Fulfillment Inc. is the third party logistics (3PL) provider that will bring your products out of the tiny and cramped spaces, into something more spacious that will make the fulfillment process seem much simpler than before.

Fulco Fulfillment Inc. will ship throughout the tri-state area quickly and beyond so that the orders being made are brought to their destination in a timely manner. Picking and Packing inventory is done with great care into each and everyone of FFIs products are shipped with care.

Key Terms: Fulfillment Glossary

  • 3PL: See third-party logistics.
  • E-Fulfillment: Warehousing and processing of eCommerce orders.
  • E-Logistics: The data management part of third-party logistics operations.
  • ECommerce Fulfillment: Fulfillment of online orders, also referred to as e-fulfillment.
  • Inventory: The products you have in stock at any given time.
  • Inventory Accuracy: The match (or mismatch) between the inventory that the computer says the warehouse has and what’s actually on the shelves.
  • Inventory Management: Supervision of inventory and stock items, Data is used to keep track of goods as they move through the process.
  • Order Fulfillment: This refers to everything needed to send out an order, from receiving the order through picking and packing to shipping.
  • Pallet: A platform of wood slats onto which products are stacked. Pallets are designed so that forklift prongs can be inserted in the middle to lift and move goods. The amount of merchandise that can be placed on one pallet is also sometimes referred to as a pallet.
  • Pick and Pack: Picking the items to be shipped together in one order. Rather than shipping each item individually, orders are picked and packed into a single box to save shipping costs and get inventory to buyers most efficiently.
  • Shrinkage: The loss of inventory stored in a fulfillment warehouse due to breakage, theft, being misplaced, and other types of damage.
  • Third-Party Logistics: Outsourcing your warehousing, packing, and shipping to a third-party vendor who specializes in logistics.

Fulfillment and Inventory Control

In order to prevent a kit backorder situation, a major manufacturer and Fulco Fulfillment Inc. (FFI) worked together to set-up an automatic reorder system.

The FFI order management system allowed us to set minimums for each kit, kitting supplies and component of each kit. When inventory levels reach the minimum level an automatic reorder notification is generated. The notification goes to the appropriate printer or supplier of each component creating an automatic reorder. Kits remain stocked at all times and never fall to zero.

FFI created a web shopping cart for wholesalers in the field to order kits. To keep the customer’s wholesalers informed, FFI set the system to automatically generate email notifications for order confirmations and order shipments. Order shipment emails also include a tracking number.

FFI Tackles Warehousing and EDI Challenges

A large manufacturer of office supplies needed to provide a major U.S. retailer with ongoing product replenishment, with heavier shipments during back-to-school season. Economical storage rates and a flexible workforce were the main reasons FFI was chosen as this manufacturer’s fulfillment partner. But the retail customer required specialized EDI integration and shipping documentation. Although FFI provides EDI services as needed, in this case the most practical approach was to use the existing EDI structure. The challenge: how to maintain security for both the supplier and the retailer while sharing network and software resources.

FFI systems staff worked with our customer to develop a plan that protected each network while allowing effective communication. Orders would originate at the manufacturer, be securely transmitted to FFI for picking and packing, then would be transmitted back to the originating system for EDI documentation. FFI personnel would generate all EDI documents and ensure compliance with all packaging requirements. The result was a system that was transparent to the retailer, yet allowed our customer  to concentrate on its core business. FFI provided 99.7% performance on accuracy and on-time delivery despite seasonal volume fluctuations. EDI documents were created and transmitted seamlessly, prompting commendations from the retailer for flawless performance at FFI.

FFI Creates Complex Kits in Support of Troops

FFI works closely with a contract assembler for the U.S. Army. This contractor provided multiple components that needed to be assembled with guaranteed accuracy for use in the field. Only some of these components were required, depending on the equipment used. FFI was asked to assemble these kits and package items to avoid breakage or deterioration during shipment and storage. Correct packaging was critical since material needed to last for long periods in harsh climates. FFI uses the kitting module within its fulfillment system to manage the task. The company’s systems specialists wrote a program to ensure that kit contents were accurate. Each of the kit components has a bar code. The system does not close out the kit until each item is individually scanned. The program is now in its second year of delivering 100% order accuracy. In the case of problems, FFI can track items back to the exact kit in which they were shipped.