Third-party logistics, often abbreviated as 3PL, refers to a business that will perform the warehousing functions and store inventory for your company. A 3PL service provider can be an essential connection between manufacturing operations and your customer base.  

A 3PL WMS module is developed to handle the complex operations of third party logistics with many different inventory owners in a seamless manner, with real-time, omnichannel visibility and customizable features. 

What is the scope of 3PL?

3PL companies typically offer the following services: 

  • Receiving and shipping 
  • Management of inventory 
  • Picking and Packing 
  • Kitting and dekitting 
  • Reverse logistics 
  • Warehousing
  • Freight shipping (FTL and LTL)

Different 3PL companies serve different niches; some companies offer cold fulfillment, some handle hazardous materials.

What does your business stand to gain from using third-party logistics? The benefits are manifold:

  • 3PL eliminates the need to lease space for warehousing. Outsourcing order fulfillment could help situate operations closer to customers.
  • The 3PL handles reverse logistics and processing of returns becomes easier.
  • The cost of goods sold is lower. Upfront purchases means you can access wholesale pricing. You can also save on shipping costs as 3PL companies are volume shippers.
  • There is more flexibility in sourcing products, as the 3PL company can handle multiple suppliers.
  • Additional services like customization, kitting and dekitting, and freight shipping are offered.

The numerous advantages gained by utilizing a 3PL service are clear. If you do choose to give your business to a 3PL service provider, you will need a 3PL warehouse management software that can handle the multi-faceted operations that go with it. 


Implementing the PALMS™  3PL warehouse management system can offer several benefits to your business, including streamlined operations, cost savings, improved customer service, scalability, flexibility, and data-driven decision making. 

PALMS™ 3PL comes in two flavors, namely – PALMS™ 3PL Standard – for regular 3PL warehouse operations and PALMS™ 3PL Enterprise – for large and complex 3PL warehouse operations. 

The PALMS™  3PL warehouse management system has all the capabilities to make the difference. 



Multiple Principal Creation 


Principal-wise Space Allocation 


Order Management 


Principal Portal 


Multiple Warehouse Support 


Principle-wise SKU Setup 


Location Management and Optimization 


3PL Billing 


ERP Integration 


Easy and Rapid Onboarding 


We can optimize your supply chain operations with detailed analytics and help achieve a competitive advantage in dynamic, ever-changing marketplaces. 

Experience the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for 3PL warehouse management with our cloud-based software PALMS™, and watch warehouse throughput, productivity and efficiency skyrocket! 

PALMS™ is the only third-party logistics warehouse management system you will ever need. 

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Speak to our in-house supply chain experts and find out what the PALMS™ difference is. Get a call back today!