3PLs vs. Cahoot Order Fulfillment Network

3PL Ecommerce Fulfillment Alternative

Flexible and Affordable Nationwide Fast Shipping

Struggling to keep your fast shipping badges? Fed up with the hassles and poor performance of third-party-logistics companies? Cahoot offers nationwide 1-day and 2-day coverage, same-day fulfillment 6-7 days/week, and meets the industry’s highest fulfillment standard – Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime.

Cahoot
Traditional 3PL
Nationwide 1-Day & 2-Day Coverage
High Standards | 99.95% On-Time & 99.9% Accuracy
Uses Your Existing Carrier Accounts & Rates
Same-Day Fulfillment 6-7 Days/Week
Competitive Storage & Fulfillment Fees
FULFILLMENT SERVICES
Kitting, Bundling, and Subscriptions
Automated Order Routing
Lowest-Cost Shipping Label Guarantee
Easy Returns Processing
Fast Receiving (2-business-day SLA)
SELLING CHANNELS
Amazon Fulfilled by Merchant (FBM)
Ebay
Walmart
Works with All Marketplaces & Ecommerce Platforms
Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Fast Onboarding – Signup to Shipping in 2 Weeks
Powerful & Easy-To-Use Software
Flexible & Merchant-Inclusive Fulfillment
Barcode Scan Verification Technology
Advanced Monitoring & Proactive Issue Notifications
Zero Tech Integration
Excellent End-Customer Data Privacy

Expand fast shipping nationwide without juggling multiple 3PL contracts

How Cahoot Ecommerce Fulfillment Works

From click to delivery and every step in between, Cahoot’s powerful and easy-to-use software makes fulfillment a breeze.

Orders flow in from any sales channel where they are automatically routed to the optimal fulfillment center and assigned the lowest cost shipping label that meets the merchant’s delivery promise. Thanks to this high degree of automation, merchants enjoy 99.95% on-time shipping, and 99.99% order accuracy. Finally, advanced monitoring and proactive notifications provide complete visibility of inventory levels at all locations as well as the entire fulfillment workflow – from click to delivery.

Flexible & Merchant-Inclusive Ecommerce Fulfillment

The Cahoot network is flexible and merchant-inclusive. You can choose to continue to fulfill orders for shoppers nearby, while the Cahoot network fulfills orders for shoppers far away. Already working with a 3PL that you like? No-problem. 3PLs that meet our high fulfillment standards are welcome to join the Cahoot ecommerce fulfillment network.

I had my doubts about how a new player can ship thousands of my orders each month. But outsourcing my fulfillment is now so simple thanks to Cahoot’s platform and reliable customer service. They really do everything they can do make sure all my orders are shipped on time and accurately. Nearly all my orders are shipped perfectly.”

John Perieteanu

Owner of QBIT Commerce

Your Customer Data is Safe with Us

Cahoot fulfillment partners never have access to your customer data, product pricing, carrier and marketplace accounts, or credentials. They receive only fully rendered shipping labels and packing lists. That’s it!

From Signup to Shipping in Two Weeks or Less

With Cahoot, there is no tech integration or complex configurations to figure out – simply connect your existing carrier accounts and sales channels. Cahoot software is so easy to use, that your team can learn how to use it in minutes. API is also available for users with more sophisticated needs.

Is Cahoot Right For Your Ecommerce Business?

Below are the kinds of businesses that benefit the most from Cahoot fulfillment:

  • Sells on their website or marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, eBay, etc.
  • Typically ships 3,000+ parcels per month
  • Has some high-velocity SKUs
  • Most orders are single line, single qty
  • No special handling (SKUs sent to Cahoot are not hazmat, and have no special storage or fulfillment requirements)

4 Easy Steps to Turbocharging Your Sales Nationwide

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Activate Shipping Badges

Cahoot’s Peer-to-Peer Order Fulfillment Network
Typical Third Party Logistics Company
FLEXIBLE ORDER FULFILLMENT
  • Multiple locations (nationwide coverage)
  • Can change with your changing needs
  • Option to offset costs by reciprocating fulfillment
RIGID ORDER FULFILLMENT
  • Typically one or two locations
  • Can’t easily adapt to your needs
  • Strictly offers outsourced fulfillment (higher cost)
UNIFORM
  • Single entity, single contract, one set of rules
  • Uniform processes, pricing, and SLAs across all locations
INCONSISTENT
  • Different entities and contracts for additional fulfillment locations
  • Inconsistent processes and pricing. SLAs vary across each 3PL company
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY
  • Built for fast-evolving ecommerce & marketplaces
  • Provides data-driven insights
  • Automatic tracking/alerts all the way to customer doorstep and everywhere in-between
LEGACY TECHNOLOGY
  • Not originally designed to handle ecommerce
  • Limited visibility into order status and fulfillment
  • Must manually track deliveries, no alerts or warnings
MAINTAIN SHIPPING VOLUME & ACCOUNTS
  • All orders are shipped on your existing carrier accounts using your negotiated rates. Maintain existing direct carrier relationships and transparent billing.
LITTLE TO NO CONTROL
  • 3PL typically uses their own carrier accounts and rates and bills you for shipping separately. All shipping volume and carrier relationship is transferred to the 3PL which may swap out carriers and service types at their discretion.
SEAMLESS AND ADVANCED INTEGRATION
  • Integration with all the popular sales channels, marketplaces, and third-party software systems to ensure fast onboarding and smooth operations.
LIMITED INTEGRATION CAPABILITIES
  • Most 3PL companies are not technologically advanced and hence rely on simple integration or even manual uploading of orders that can create a lot of manual work for the merchants besides introducing human errors and inefficiency.
SEASONED ECOMMERCE PARTNERS
  • Order fulfillment partners are highly-vetted merchants who have intimate knowledge of what’s at stake and what’s required to meet SLAs. Cahoot provides compliance oversight to ensure that no order is shipped or delivered late.
LIMITED EXPERIENCE WITH FAST TURNAROUND AND SELLER-FULFILLED-PRIME FULFILLMENT
  • Most 3PLs are not designed to process late same-day shipping orders or operate to meet the strict SFP standards. No third-party oversight into quality assurance and accountability for SLA violations. No continuous improvement feedback loop to ensure things don’t fall through the cracks.
WORKS WITH YOUR FULFILLMENT
  • Every order is automatically routed to the best shipper based on cost, inventory availability, cut off times, etc. This includes your own warehouse, so you’ll always ship at the lowest possible cost.
OUTSOURCE THE ENTIRE SKU OR NOT AT ALL
  • Popular 3PLs will fulfill all orders for the SKUs they store, regardless if you’re closer to the customer. So they don’t consider your location as an option until they run out of the item.
  • Or you have to manually select which orders should be fulfilled by the 3PLs everyday, and send the shipping labels manually.
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