Fulfillment Centers

What makes fulfillment centers different from warehouses spaces?

Many companies ask the same question when they are contacted by logistics providers. But also for companies with an omnichannel strategy, which are both in BtoB and BtoC, wonder if it is not a problem to use a traditional warehousing provider as a fulfillmentcenter.

So the most significant differences between a fulfillment center and a warehouse are the scope of operations performed within and the customers they are supposed to serve.

Generally, in terms of type of customers, the operations carried out in a warehouse are used for B2B customers. While fulfillment centers, are designed to process direct (online) orders to customers, better known as e-commerce and BtoC.

The goal of a warehouse is to be able to store efficiently and for a long term period, usually from several months to several years. While a fulfillment center, it is more geared towards processing orders in the least of time possible. Therefore, they are designed to have a very high stock turnover rate and provided with more specialized and specific technical and human services.

As for Helpmestock, it is one of the first and leader companies  who integrated a hybrid network, comprising both traditional industry and BtoB oriented partners, but also e-commerce and BtoC oriented partners.

How is the network of fulfillment centers organized at Helpmestock?

Among the 650 warehouses in our network of partners, more than 25 logistics centers are dedicated to the e-commerce “fulfillment” service, equipped and provided with the required resources; in France, Spain, Italy, UK, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Morocco and China, we have a strong network in the heart of Europe and Asia with locations strategically attractive for shipping your parcels around the world.

With Helpmestock, it is possible to dispatch your inventory in the closest fulfillment centers to your customers and deliver them as soon as possible at a lower cost.