3PL solutions for servicing multiple channels from a single inventory
Why use one 3PL provider for large national accounts, another for smaller independents, a third for ecommerce, and a fourth for Direct-to-Consumer? Our omnichannel approach lets one inventory serve all of your channels.
M. Block and Sons’ omnichannel support does more than give your customers a simple yet seamless buying experience across all buying channels. We also help optimize inventory at each location to meet future customer demand. Inventory optimization helps reduce inventory levels, enabling you to benefit from highly efficient turnover and cash flow.
Customized solutions for every order in every channel
M. Block & Sons’ omnichannel solutions provide flexibility, integrated systems and operational excellence to route and manage all customer orders in the fastest, most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
From a pallet pick, to a single customized Direct-to-Consumer order, we provide every option and simplify your business. Our efficient, multi-client e-commerce fulfillment centers scale with you during peak seasons, giving you fixed-cost leverage and ensuring that spikes don’t turn into misses. Because high volumes should be something to celebrate.
Omnichannel expertise that drives cost savings and efficiency
Our customized, scalable omnichannel solutions leverage our integrated services, advanced technology, and regional distribution centers to deliver:
- Ability to ship by the pallet, case, and each under one roof
- Seamless service across all channels
- Faster order processing for online orders
- Improved inventory utilization, velocity, visibility
- Economies of scale / reduced distribution costs
- Ability to accommodate business fluctuations/growth
- Competitive LT, LTL and Parcel freight rates
- Value Added Retail and Direct-to-Consumer ecommerce Services
From order to delivery in every channel + value-added services
M. Block & Sons’ omnichannel expertise has you covered, from order through fulfillment in every channel. Our value-added services including kitting and subassembly, bundling, customized packaging and even gift-wrapping delivers a fully-outsourced solution that saves time, money and eliminates headaches:
Omnichannel Order Management
Every channel has its own unique order management requirements. Whether orders arrive via EDI, through third party portals like Amazon, or interfaced shopping carts like Magento and Shopify, our powerful ERP system and order management team efficiently manage the dates, inventory, pricing, logistics, and transportation specific to each customer in each channel. We route orders through our system to the optimal distribution center for picking, packing, and shipping to ensure your customers get their order as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Omnichannel 3PL Distribution and Fulfillment
Managing omnichannel as a third party logistics (3PL) provider is significantly more complex than handling the same services in one channel only. M. Block handles the diverse omnichannel requirements by structuring its DCs with multiple storage and picking environments, and utilizing customer- tailored WMS scripts for order processing and replenishment. This allows us to process orders direct-to-consumer, in groups or truck loads by customer in the quickest, most efficient and cost-effective manner. Our reverse logistics efficiently manage defective and clean customer returns.
Our ability to consolidate vendors into one shipment saves on freight costs, and gets you to shelf faster, improving turnover for you and the customer. Our negotiated freight rates for TL, LTL and parcel freight will save you costs. Our on-time performance and shipping accuracy have earned us awards and expedited “one scan” truck load receipts with some retailers. On direct-to-consumer orders, M. Block & Sons is able to manage same day delivery, and personalization requirements to delight your customers and elevate your brand. Our distribution centers are regionally located helping to significantly reduce transportation costs and providing access to 98% of the population in 2 days via FedEx ground.
Omnichannel Value Added Retail & D2C Ecommerce
Manage your value- added services within the same supply chain as your finished goods: kitting and subassembly, re-boxing, display builds, heat shrink wrapping, product inspection, light manufacturing, and ticketing.
Your end consumers expect the same quality branded experience of an in-store purchase even when they shop online. Our value-added D2C services, including customized packaging and gift wrap, marketing inserts, bundling, kitting and unboxing cards. Make every purchase feel special so you can increase sales and improve customer loyalty.
One Centralized Inventory
Serves All Your Channels
From one to many faster and easier
Traditional Brick &
National Accounts, Department Stores, Discount Stores (Mass Merchants), Clubs, Big Box Stores, Specialty Stores, Off Price Stores, Grocery, Drug Stores, Military, Independents.
Ecommerce Sites for Brick & Mortar Retail
Ship to the retailer’s warehouse or fulfill directly to consumers.
Ecommerce Sites for the Manufacturer
Custom designed B2B wholesale sites for manufacturers who want to make it easy on their vendors to keep product in stock.
Ecommerce Sites for Stand-Alone e-tailers
Ship to e-tail warehouse or D2C on their behalf.
Ecommerce Sites for Third Party Marketplaces
- Vendor Central Direct Sell to Amazon
- Seller Central Third-Party Retailer
Commercial / Industrial
Samples / Public Relations Press Kits