fulfillment center


A fulfillment center is essentially a third-party logics warehouse (3PL) where products sent by sellers are received and processed for order fulfillment. Unlike Distribution Centers, which tend to cater mostly to vendors, wholesalers, and large retailers, they deal mainly with small quantities of items picked individually to be shipped to customers. There’s a vast network of these centers across the world, and they handle the picking, packing and shipping for Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) partners, as well as the customer support side of the business.