When it comes to order fulfillment, online sellers are always looking for new ways to improve speed and cut costs.
One of the secret weapons that a 3PL, and thus a retailer using a 3PL, has at its disposal is the ability to put items together in kits. The process of doing so is called kitting & assembly services. It is usually carried out by the same facilities and staff that handle order fulfillment.
To save a good chunk of this time, and, with it, a good chunk of money, many manufacturers utilize the kitting & assembly services of third-party logistics (3PL) companies.