Apparel Fulfillment with a 3PL Partner

As one of the largest privately held logistics companies, Warehouse Specialists is a trusted partner for apparel businesses seeking top-rated fulfillment services. We bring over half a century’s worth of experience in third-party logistics (3PL) solutions, a nationwide network of strategically positioned warehouses, and a suite of end-to-end retail fulfillment services.

Apparel fulfillment involves the storage, processing, and delivery of clothing items from origin to end user. In other words, apparel fulfillment and logistics companies are responsible for moving that clothing from Point A – either the manufacturer or its port of entry into the U.S. – to Point B – a retail store or the consumer’s home – with a few intermediate stops along the way.

What is Apparel Fulfillment?

The clothing you wear likely traveled a great distance before it made it to your closet. The American Apparel & Footwear Association says about 97% of the apparel sold in the US is made overseas, with China, Bangladesh, India, Vietnam and Mexico being the largest contributors.

With millions of dollars worth of garments arriving at the Port of Los Angeles, the importers who can quickly and efficiently receive their product will be ahead of the game. That’s why fulfillment companies like WSI operate warehouses in the Los Angeles area. Our Texas warehouse locations are well positioned to receive clothing shipments by rail from Mexico manufacturers. With multiple warehouse locations in Southern California and Texas, WSI is ideally positioned to receive your incoming apparel shipments and smoothly integrate them into your supply chain.

Receiving shipments is just the first step. Apparel fulfillment is a complete warehousing and distribution procedure that manages the transport of clothing pieces from inventory in a warehouse to the customer’s address. It’s all part of the supply chain for fashion focused online retailers, brick-and-mortar stores, and wholesalers.

How WSI Provides Apparel Fulfillment Services:

In 2022, the U.S. apparel market generated revenue of about $312 billion, with ecommerce sales accounting for approximately 40% – $127.8 billion – of that total. With ecommerce apparel sales projected to grow around 9% per year for the next ten years, apparel ecommerce fulfillment services will be more important than ever.

WSI holds a distinguished reputation for delivering first-rate apparel fulfillment services. With an impressive array of over 55 locations and 13 million square feet of warehouse capacity, we cater to the logistics needs of businesses of diverse sizes and from various sectors within the apparel industry.

Choosing
an Apparel Fulfillment Provider:

  • Quality and Accuracy of Order Fulfillment: Your warehousing and distribution agency must have a proven record of fulfilling orders on time and with precision. Any mishaps could otherwise lead to customer dissatisfaction and increased costs due to returns and exchanges.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: The provider needs to have the capacity to scale their apparel fulfillment services in line with your business’s expansion and demand shifts. They should also offer flexibility in terms of service offerings, allowing you to customize the supply chain solutions based on your specific needs.
  • Technology and Integration: You need a fashion industry logistics company that utilizes cutting-edge technology to streamline inventory management, order processing, and shipping. Their systems ought to integrate seamlessly with your online store for real-time data exchange and visibility into the ecommerce fulfillment process.
  • Customer Support: You deserve prompt and accurate responses from your order fulfillment company. They should also maintain clear and regular communication, keeping you updated about the status of your apparel orders and any developing issues.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Choose a supply chain logistics company that maintains competitive pricing without compromising on the quality of services. They should also have transparent pricing models and no hidden charges.

“WSI’s communication and team far exceeded our expectations. Everyone on the entire team was very helpful in making sure our transition went as smooth as possible. Thank you for making the experience so easy!”

Scott Mittleman
Sneaker Throne, VP of Business Development

Why Choose WSI for Apparel Fulfillment?

Unmatched Industry Experience

Boasting over five decades of experience in the logistics industry, WSI is a seasoned expert in apparel fulfillment. Our deep insight into the fashion industry’s unique landscape allows us to adeptly navigate the intricacies of apparel fulfillment for a wide array of clients.

State-of-the-Art Technology

WSI harnesses the power of advanced technology to optimize the apparel fulfillment process. Our sophisticated warehouse management systems ensure real-time inventory visibility, accurate order processing, expedient shipping, and omnichannel distribution.

Client Success Stories

WSI’s commitment to client success is evident in the numerous testimonials and positive reviews we’ve garnered over the years. These stories highlight WSI’s ability to drive business growth by delivering tailored solutions that enhance operational efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.

Extensive Geographical Reach

WSI’s network of over 60 warehouses is strategically located near major transportation nodes across the U.S. This facilitates swift and cost-effective delivery to customers nationwide, thereby positioning us as an ideal partner for ecommerce, retail, and wholesale fulfillment.

Competitive Advantage

WSI acknowledges the uniqueness of each business and provides customized apparel fulfillment solutions to meet individual needs. Be it specialized packaging, kitting services, or omni channel distribution, we can adapt our services to align with your specific competitive requirements.

Commitment to Sustainability

WSI is committed to sustainable practices in all operational aspects. We consistently mitigate our environmental footprint through energy-efficient warehousing, waste reduction initiatives, and responsible recycling practices.

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Let WSI Untangle Your Apparel Fulfillment

Dealing with the intricacies of apparel fulfillment may feel like untangling a ball of yarn. Now’s your chance to leave the knots to us — so you can concentrate on your core competencies while WSI manages all the logistics needs.

Connect with WSI today to take advantage of our tailor-made apparel fulfillment solutions.

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