We were constantly growing little by little, and before we knew it, dealers and distributors were hitting us up asking to carry our products.”

Meet Anthony Sinyard. Anthony is the founder of the Golden State’s homegrown label SUPACAZ: a cycling gear brand fusing high performance with colorful style.

SUPACAZ bottle holderWhen the California based brand started to gain momentum Anthony and his team were faced with the challenge many growing businesses are faced with; increasingly complex fulfillment workflows. How can businesses like Anthony’s manage fulfillments effectively and maintain the level of service and fast turnaround that customers have come to expect? One solution is to use third party logistics companies (3PLs). 

3PLs are outsourced providers of logistics services that help businesses manage various aspects of their warehousing and shipping operations. 3PLs can remove time consuming back-end operations, increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction. We’ve put together the top 10 3PL companies in California to help small businesses like yours automate fulfillment and distribution. 

1. AMS Fulfillment

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Who? A 3rd party company for warehousing, pick & pack and fulfillment services. AMS Fulfillment the only warehousing and fulfillment company that offers InSync Operations Analysis™, a pro-forma safeguard that monitors operating costs and helps businesses stay on budget.

Location
Santa Clarita Valley, California
Industries served
  • Shoes / apparel / clothing
  • E-commerce / direct response / DRTV
  • Cosmetics / beauty products
  • Print industry / Point of purchase & visual merchandise / displays
  • Action sports / snowboards & skateboards
  • Trade shows / Gift bags / events
  • Handbags / purses / accessories
  • Packaged media / DVD/CD / Video Game software
  • Nutraceuticals / vitamins / dietary supplements
  • Consumer electronics
  • Publishing / educational publishing
Services provided
  • Fulfillment and distribution
  • Order management
  • Order shipping
  • Pick/ pack/ ship
  • Wholesale product fulfillment
  • Direct to consumer fulfillment
  • Packaging and complex assembly
  • Marketing materials distribution
  • Inventory management
  • Logistics services
  • Fulfillment consulting
  • Kickstarter Fulfillment
Cost & fees Contact for custom quotation

 

2. Taylored Services

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Who? A fully integrated third party logistics provider specializing in wholesale, retail and direct to consumer unit fulfillment.Taylored Services provides award-winning retail capabilities with extensive expertise in apparel, footwear and accessory distribution.

Location
13950 Norton Ave, Chino, California
Industries served
  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Home goods & textile
  • Timepiece and electronics
Services provided
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • eCommerce
  • Supply chain management
  • Value added services and merchandise rework
  • Transportation management services
  • Custom shipping labels (SSCC-18 Compliance)
  • Custom packing slips & invoices w/customer logo’
  • Marketing materials insertion
  • Real-time inventory monitoring Through self-service web portal
  • Real-time order status through self-service web portal
  • In line retailer packing slip merge
  • Bundled price models
  • Engineered standards
Cost & fees Contact for custom quotation

 

3. DHL

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Who? DHL provides world market services both in sea and air mail. They have 380,000 people in over 220 countries and territories work every day to help you cross borders, reach new markets and grow your business.

Location
California, United States. Multiple locations.
Industries served
  • Electronics
  • Fashion
  • Automotive
  • Hazardous goods
  • Industrial equipment
Services provided
  • Warehouse management
  • Domestic and international shipping
  • EDI fulfillment
  • B2B fulfillment
  • Picking and packing
  • B2C fulfillment
  • Bulk shipping
  • Freight shipping
  • Live customer care management
Cost & fees Contact for quotation

 

4. Kuehne + Nagel

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Who? Founded in 1890, Kuehne + Nagel has evolved from a traditional international freight forwarder to a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions. The 3PL provider’s global logistics network, cutting-edge IT systems, in-house expertise and excellent customer service has placed them at the forefront of their industry.

Location
California, United States. Multiple locations
Industries served
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • FMCG
  • High tech
  • Industrials
  • Oil & gas logistics
  • Pharma & healthcare
  • Retail
Services provided
  • Labeling and packaging
  • Domestic and international shipping
  • B2B fulfillment
  • Freight shipping
  • Bulk shipping
  • Customs management
Cost & fees Request a quote

 

5. J.B. Hunt Transport Services

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Who? J.B Hunt provides logistics and shipping services to Agriculture, construction, food, manufacturing, medical, retail industries. J.B. Hunt 360 Marketplace connects shippers and carriers using data to effectively match freight with capacity, pairing the right load with the right carrier.

Location
California, United States
Industries served
  • Fashion
  • Food & Beverages
Services provided
  • Digital freight marketplace
  • Real-time visibility into shipments
  • Supply chain insights
  • Warehouse management
  • Bulk Shipping
Cost & fees Get a quote

 

6. Total Quality Logistic

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Who? Total Quality Logistics is a third-party logistics provider. TQL provides domestic freight transportation and logistics services. TQL works with a network of more than 75,000+ carriers to create greater supply chain efficiencies for our customers.

Location
California, United States. Multiple locations.
Industries served
  • Industrial equipment
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Food and beverages
Services provided
  • Freight shipping
  • Bulk shipping
  • B2B fulfillment
  • Full truckload
  • Less than truckload
  • Intermodal
  • Web & mobile interface to manage & track shipments
Cost & fees Request a quote

 

7. Bluegrace

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Who? BlueGrace® is an award-winning, full-service Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider that helps businesses manage their freight spend through industry leading technology with a large network of established carriers to customers across the country.

Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Industries served
  • Food and beverages
  • Automotive
  • eCommerce
  • Consumer goods
  • Hazmat and agricultural
  • Hardware
  • Health and wellness
  • Replacement parts
  • Reverse logistics
Services provided
  • Freight services
  • Less than truckload freight
  • Bulk shipping
  • Expedited freight
  • Rail and intermodal
  • International ocean and air freight shipping
Cost & fees Get a quote

 

8. Biagi Bros

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Who?

As a full-service logistics company, Biagi Bros provides businesses and organizations with 3PL & supply chain solutions. Biagi Bros are well known for practicing environmentally conscious shipping- also known as green fleet operations.


Location
Napa, California, United States
Industries served
  • Food and Beverages
Services provided
  • Labeling and packaging
  • Customs management
  • Bulk shipping
  • Picking and packing
  • Dedicated warehousing
  • Supply chain management
  • Dedicated contract tracking
Cost & fees Request a quote


9. Dependable

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Who?

Dependable Supply Chain Services is a full-service logistics provider. Services include trucking (LTL/FTL), warehousing & distribution, harbor drayage, 3PL (third-party logistics), air freight forwarding, ocean freight forwarding, and freight transport.


Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Industries served
  • Food and Beverages
Services provided
  • Domestic and International Shipping
  • EDI Fulfillment
  • B2C fulfillment
  • Freight Shipping
Cost & fees Request a quote

 

10. JAM-N Logistics

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Who?

In addition to distribution, transportation and fulfillment services, JAM-N Logistics offers packaging, assembly, quality control, handbag stuffing, shrink wrapping and other value added services. JAM-N Logistics has got you covered when it comes to order fulfillment – whether you require pick and pack services, full case distribution or full truck load distribution to a big box retailer. All you need to do is send them the order and we will do the rest.


Location
Rancho Dominguez, California, United States
Industries served
  • Electronics
  • Fashion
Services provided
  • Picking and Packing
  • Return Management
  • Labeling and Packaging
  • EDI Fulfillment
  • Domestic and International Shipping
  • Freight Shipping
  • Product Kitting
  • Assembly
Cost & fees Request a quote

11. Weber Logistics

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Who?

Founded in 1924, Weber Logistics offers third-party warehousing and distribution services in California and the Western U.S. With extensive warehouse network and truck fleet, Weber Logistics provide single-source logistics services for international businesses, from drayage solution to warehousing and fulfillment. They cover a wide range of industries, including chemical, retail, food and beverage, and consumer goods.


Location
13530 Rosecrans Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Industries served
  • Chemical
  • Retail
  • Food and beverage
  • Consumer goods
Services provided
  • Drayage Services
  • Transload
  • Overweight Corridor
  • Temperature-Controlled Warehousing
  • Cross-Docking
  • VAS
  • LTL Retail Distribution
  • Freight Consolidation
Cost & fees Request a quote

 

3PLs can be hugely beneficial to growing businesses with complex operational workflows. One important thing to ensure when choosing the 3PL is to make sure that it integrates with your other supply chain management tools. QuickBooks Commerce Inventory Management integrates with a wide range of 3PLs. These integrations eliminate the need to manually format your order data before sending it across to your 3PL providers. Save time by reducing manual work and eliminate all the hassle, miscommunication issues, and human errors.

 

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