What is a Fulfillment Centre?
A fulfillment centre is a 3rd party company that helps store, pack and ship out the orders made on your eCommerce store. Many of these fulfillment centres now integrate with stores on Shopify, Big Commerce, Squarespace etc. and much of it is fully automated. The fulfillment centre can connect to the backend of your store to see the orders coming in. Once an order is placed by the customer, the order shows up at the fulfillment centre. The company will locate your product in the warehouse (based on SKU), pack it in your custom packaging or generic packaging and then help you ship it at a preferred rate.