Date: September 24, 2019
EL SEGUNDO, CA – September 24, 2019 — 3PL Central, the leader in cloud-based warehouse management systems (WMS) built to meet the unique needs of 3PL warehouses, today announced updates to its unified small parcel suite as part of its 3PL Intelligence Initiative. This suite of products includes the newly-released SmartScan for mobile scanning, as well as the company’s SmartPackTM and SmartParcelTM solutions.
The new functionality was built after extensive consultation with warehouse operations professionals to address the unique demands of high-volume ecommerce shipping. By integrating 3PL-centric shipping features into a unified suite, the company has created a seamless, best practice pick, pack, and shipping workflow warehouses can use to reduce manual labor, improve accuracy, and streamline the work required to ship packages. The enhanced small parcel shipping suite also includes rate shopping, allowing 3PL warehouses to save thousands of dollars a month on labor and postage by selecting the cheapest shipping rate for their customers.
With peak season package volume increasing 18% year over year, third-party logistics warehouses and their ecommerce customers are experiencing rapid growth. Additionally, the rise of online purchases and consumer demands for faster delivery has put significant strain on their organization to meet customer service level agreements (SLAs) with little room for error. To help manage this growth, 3PL Central has developed technology and best practice workflows to help warehouses outpace industry growth. As more and more 3PL warehouses supplement their B2B offerings with ecommerce fulfillment services, the need to unify and automate shipping processes, and move away from paper and Excel to manage operations, is a necessity to meet customer expectations and grow their businesses.
These new offerings are the culmination of almost a year of research and collaboration between 3PL Central, its partners, and more than thirty high-volume third-party logistics warehouses through the 3PL Intelligence Initiative. Beyond the in-product enhancements, ShipEngine, the leading multi-carrier shipping provider that powers Stamps.com (STMP) and ShipStation, is now the engine behind SmartParcel. As an industry leader, ShipEngine APIs have powered over one billion shipments for the fastest-growing brands and logistics companies. With the ShipEngine integration, 3PL Warehouse Manager offers a greater range of carriers to choose from, better support for high volume shipping, and will soon include shipment confirmation and address validation. Now 3PLs can set-up new carrier accounts and be shipping in as little as 3 minutes.
Functional enhancements to the small parcel shipping suite have significantly reduced manual labor, with customers reporting a 75% reduction to previous shipping workflows. These updates include:
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3PL Central is the leader in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions built to meet the unique needs of the 3PL warehousing community. Serving as the backbone of our customer's operations, our platform quickly transforms paper-based, error-prone businesses into service leaders who can focus on customer satisfaction, operate more efficiently, and grow faster. Offering a comprehensive warehouse management platform, we make it easy for 3PLs to manage inventory, automate routine tasks, and deliver complete visibility to their customers. As the proven industry leader for over a decade, 3PL Central accurately manages billions of dollars in inventory and processes more than 1 million orders a week from any of our customer’s and their customers’ systems.
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