Tradefull’s E-Commerce Fulfillment

You’ve done the hard part of selling your product. Now you need to know the order has been fulfilled both accurately and as quickly as possible to retain a happy customer.


At Tradefull, we pride ourselves on providing a reliable and efficient order fulfillment and shipping solution for our clients, all powered by Tradefull’s proprietary technology.


That same technology can connect with dozens of marketplaces and your website, downloading all your orders at once.

What is e-commerce fulfillment?

E-commerce order fulfillment is the process of getting an order from your warehouse to the customer who ordered it. It entails some work on the back end, like first having the products from the order on the shelves in your warehouse so you can sell them. Once someone buys a product, it must be picked from the shelves, packed, and shipped to the appropriate recipient. E-commerce fulfillment includes the return process as well. 


This means an e-commerce business needs not only to have their warehouse organized well so products can be quickly and easily found, but also to have good technology on their side so they can track and manage all the moving parts that e-commerce fulfillment entails.

Types of E-Commerce Order Fulfillment

1PL E-Commerce Fulfillment

In first-party logistics (1PL), you have your own warehouses, cargo fleets, and the other resources needed to handle e-commerce fulfillment on your own. You also typically use whatever software is necessary to manage order fulfillment, such as a warehouse management system (WMS) and order management system (OMS). This means there are no middlemen involved in the process.

Tradefull for 1PL E-Commerce Fulfillment

Tradefull can be used as a 1PL, allowing your e-commerce company to use Tradefull’s proprietary technology for warehouse management, order management, and product information management. Tradefull can also help you sell on multiple marketplaces from one easy platform and can step in if marketing support is needed.

3PL E-Commerce Fulfillment

When you use a third-party logistics (3PL) company for e-commerce fulfillment, you can ship all of your stock to them so that the 3PL can manage the entire back-end process for you. They store the product in their warehouses and then complete all the fulfillment tasks when a customer buys a product. You no longer have to manage a warehouse or inventory, and the 3PL handles all the shipping. Like many retailers, you might choose to partner with a 3PL to make fulfillment easier and reduce your overhead costs.

Tradefull for 3PL E-Commerce Fulfillment

You can use Tradefull as a 3PL to handle all your warehouse management, order fulfillment, and technology needs. You can choose to use your own warehouse, a Tradefull warehouse, or a combination of both. 


Using Tradefull as a 3PL takes the most fulfillment responsibilities off of your plate. Tradefull can be your complete e-commerce solution.

Dropshipping for E-Commerce Fulfillment

Dropshipping is a method of e-commerce fulfillment that means you, the retailer, don’t actually store the product you are selling but instead purchase it from a third party. That third party then ships it to the customer for you. 

Tradefull as a Dropshipper

Tradefull can help you manage your dropshipping by allowing you to tap into our Tradefull Dropship Network. Tradefull’s technology helps manage all of the products and shipping/tracking information to ensure your dropshipping is successful.

Technology for E-Commerce Fulfillment

Technology is vital for e-commerce fulfillment. Good technology can automate as many steps as possible, which helps prevent any aspect of your fulfillment process from falling through the cracks.

Order Management System (OMS)

– Tracks and organizes orders coming in from different marketplaces


– Splits orders across different warehouses to ensure a more efficient fulfillment process for each order


– Manages returns effectively

Warehouse Management System (WMS)

– Organizes warehouse by zone, area, floor, shelf, and bins


– Tracks product movement


– Tracks and manages inventory data in each warehouse


– Optimizes picking route for most efficient fulfillment process


– Determines number of “pickers” for each day based on number of orders to fulfill 


– Determines the best warehouse for an order to ship fromSorts orders by carrier

Product Information Management (PIM) system

– Manages shipping information like weight, dimensions, and where it’s loaded


– Adds new products arriving to warehouse quickly and accurately


– Stores site-ready product copy, images, and all necessary selling details

FAQs About E-Commerce Fulfillment

An e-commerce fulfillment center is where orders are stored, picked, packed, and shipped off. 

E-commerce fulfillment companies help you complete orders for your customers by picking products, packaging them, and shipping them to the customer.

E-commerce fulfillment can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Using the right technology will keep your warehouse organized and make order management seamless. This technology will make fulfillment much easier and more accurate. 

An e-commerce order management system, or OMS, is software that helps you organize and track orders from multiple marketplaces and warehouses. The technology will determine which warehouses the products need to be pulled from in order to get the product to the customer the fastest. An OMS can keep track of inventory and even help manage returns so warehouse information always remains accurate.

An OMS will help your fulfillment process run smoothly and efficiently. From tracking orders and returns to telling pickers where to pull products from, the technology will prove itself valuable in no time.