When you decide to go for some sort of a business, especially if you are planning to manufacture some kind of a product, you should learn about various concepts that are extremely important for you to know. No doubt learning all the concepts is very difficult, since the subject of business is way too vast and new concepts keep coming in almost every week, but there are a few things that you need to make yourself aware of so that you are able to give your best to your target audience as well as potential customers.
One of the concepts you should learn about is product fulfillment. This concept is also known as order fulfillment. It stands for all those steps that are involved in receiving, processing as well as shipping of the product to the end customers or the final buyers. Since the process is vast, there are hundreds of things that need to be taken care of, including packaging, inventory management, logistics and also shipping. Unless the product is delivered to the final customer, the order has not been fulfilled. The product has not reached its destination. Thus, you are still responsible for it. Also, let’s not forget that the product has to meet the expectations of the final buyer or else there are ways in which he can even have it exchanged or returned.
There are times when you are unable to get into the whole fulfillment service mode, because you do not have enough space to have this sort of a department. Since it has a lot of responsibilities that need to be fulfilled in the right manner, most of the business houses prefer fulfillment services in which a third-party company provides them with all the inventory and logistics tasks that they, otherwise, have to be worried about.