3PL Management

3PL Warehouse Management Software

Access Mintsoft gives you and your customers real-time visibility and traceability of your inventory. Bring confidence to your business with powerful reporting tools, all accessible anywhere, any time. Gain a complete overview of your warehouse, inventory and courier relationships from one easy to use platform. With over 60 standard marketplace integrations and over 80 UK and worldwide courier integrations. Get started quickly and be on top of your inventory with real-time stock visibility.

3PL WMS Features

Gain a complete overview of your warehouse, inventory and courier relationships from one easy to use platform. Explore our 3PL warehouse management capabilities:

Real-time Client Access

Designed to cut down your admin overheads - Mintsoft allows you to issue real time access to unlimited client users, with varying levels of access & reporting available. Clients have a host of information & features available to interact with at their fingertips without having to contact you manually.

Real time order progress

Clients users can input orders manually, upload them by CSV or even just monitor them importing directly from any of the 40+ supported standard integrations on offer. They can see exactly where orders are in the fulfilment process & then once shipped - they can track with external couriers directly from the Mintsoft order screens

Reporting

A host of management reporting is available for inventory, sales & returns - on demand and by use of our automatic report scheduler. Automated reports can be setup & sent every day, week or month - as well as critical alert notfiications being sent for out of stock, low stock and general stock movements.

Customer Service Queries

If clients have any problems with orders, Mintsoft has an inbuilt customer service query tool to help smooth the process. Client users can raise queries pre or post despatch for issues such as changing orders, cancelling orders,lost orders or reporting damaged items received. If queries are raised pre despatch - Mintsoft will automatically block the order from being despatched until its resolved.

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Automated Billing & Accounting

Mintsoft provides clear & transparent client invoicing with automated line by line transactions for all of the main 3PL charging areas - saving you hours of admin time every month.

Multiple Pick Charging Models

We have a variety of picking models to choose from when billing clients - 1st and additional item, % of revenue, per order line and many more. You can also bill per unit, carton or pallet pick. With each client having its own rate table.

Shipping Costs

Probably the most time consuming aspect of manual 3PL invoicing - shipping billing is all handled instantly & automatically with Mintsoft. Pricing can be setup per client on a country, zone or postcode basis, using either a straight forward per parcel calculation or a Con and KG rate.

Storage Charges

Multiple charging methods available for automatically calculating storage charges such as Volumetric, Stock Management Fees & Location Based Charging designed to maximize storage revenue for the client billint period.

Integrated with Xero

Instantly send your client calculated invoice data to Xero with a click of a button - virtually eliminating any re-keying of manual accounts data at any stage of the process. With ledger mapping support added as well you can map different areas of charging to different Xero ledgers for greater P&L reporting.

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Customisable Brand Management

White label Option

We can provide a premium option to white-label our system - reinforcing your brand & allowing flexibility to issue your own client license plans. Your own logo, colour scheme & URL is provided as well as branded email notifications sent from the system to your clients.

Client Level Branding

Clients can also customize & brand their own paperwork - invoices / despatch notes can all include their own logos & messages. Additional despatch email alerts can be setup and branded to your clients needs.

Centralised Client Management

Order visibility

See all order data for all clients in one central place - no need to login to any other external system. We connect directly to all order sources.

Client filtering

See all information on all clients, or easily toggle to be client specific.

Query management

Customer service query system available to manage problems with orders / stock & anything else that may arise in the fulfilment process.

Client specific courier accounts

Easily allow your customers to use their own courier accounts alongside your own.

3PL Management Frequently Asked Questions

Third-party logistics is the process of outsourcing your logistic processes to help with E-commerce fulfilment. Many online retailers are looking to do this as it eliminates the strain of fulfilling orders at scale because a 3PL partner will take care of time-consuming processes such as inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment. This type of service is not only more cost effective than doing your own logistics, but allows online retailers to save time, allowing them to focus on other areas of their business and most of the time, is more cost effective too.

Simply put, online retailers invest in a 3PL partner to take control of their operational logistics – essentially adding an extra layer to your supply chain. Using a 3PL service has benefits, such as removing the need to have a facility to store your products and pay employees to run that facility because orders are processed and sent directly from their warehouse. Of course, having a 3PL does come with a price and costs associated with a 3PL partner will depend on which services you opt for – normally consisting of a choice and/or combination of storage, picking, packaging and delivery.

The main difference between a 3PL and 4PL logistics is the level of involvement they offer. 3PL partners are better suited to small-medium sized businesses, whilst medium-large sized businesses will benefit more from partnering with a 4PL. This is because 4PLs manage and control all activities within the supply chain network, whilst 3PLs focus more specifically on logistics operations.

3PLs offer a large source of support for small-medium sized businesses when it comes to supply chain management. Partnering with a 3PL not only offers an extra layer of support, but mitigates risks too. When unforeseen circumstances pop up, such as shipping delays or inaccurate orders, a 3PL is responsible for making alternate arrangements to fulfil your orders as quickly as possible. You’ll also be protected in the event of damage or loss of goods – which is a great piece of mind for smaller businesses.

In addition to saving time and money and reducing strain, using a 3PL provider offers lots of advantages. Most online retail businesses experience fluctuations in demand throughout the year. Using a 3PL will ensure you have the support you need when you hit a peak – either expected or unexpected. Using a 3PL will also help you to provide an enhanced customers customer experience as when it comes to fast and accurate deliveries. This is because relying on a logistics provider means your shipping needs are taken care of, and 3PLs often have access to a large network of couriers, so you’re not limited by courier choice.

Every E-commerce business is unique, and therefore so are the logistical needs of each. Whilst some online retailers might only need support with fulfilment, others may need support across the whole process; from a customer placing the order, right through to the order being shipped. So, make sure you do some research into what services a particular 3PL offers before committing to them.

Opting for a 3PL which has invested in technology to provide automated processes can have many benefits for online retailers – including enhanced customer experience. Mintsoft gives 3PLs real-time visibility and traceability of their client’s inventory.