How Do You Know You’ve Chosen the Right Fulfillment Provider?

Our free buying guide features the most important questions to ask any fulfillment provider.

CHANDLER, Ariz. (June 1, 2022) – As an e-commerce business grows in opportunity, the topic of scaling and fulfillment becomes top of mind. How does one have time to focus on product development and marketing when the bulk of your time is spent on shipping contracts, the cost of freight, and a myriad of other pressures? This is where a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can help. With the exponential growth of the eCommerce market over the past 10 years, the 3PL market has grown alongside these businesses. Retailers need peace of mind, not excuses, especially on major shopping holidays.

To commemorate the expansion of SKU Distribution ( a modern fulfillment warehouse located in Chandler, AZ, the company is offering a buying guide to retailers and e-commerce companies searching for a fulfillment provider that can be trusted to deliver. The free guide is the perfect research tool for any retail business or e-commerce company looking for a warehouse, fulfillment, and distribution provider center that understands the needs for direct to consumer, or direct to business shipping and fulfillment.

According to, the most common issues eCommerce companies face when they do not choose the right fulfillment provider are:

  • no clear and consistent receiving protocol
  • poor inventory management,
  • damaged or incorrect inventory,
  • poor shipping notifications,
  • and inadequate customer service (they fail to determine the fulfillment provider’s employee and client churn rate).
  • failure to ensure the provider’s accuracy rate


Proper eCommerce order fulfillment is crucial for high customer satisfaction and in order to remain competitive. A flexible and dynamic eCommerce fulfillment partner can learn and adapt to the obstacles that come with sudden global commercial shifts.

It’s no secret that since the global pandemic began in 2020, the demand for online ordering has made a 10-year leap. Even as the world began to open up again, consumers have realized that online ordering is efficient and saves time and local fulfillment centers like SKU have risen to the challenge.

With the explosive demand for online ordering comes the demand for modern fulfillment companies that can handle scale, have the capacity to quickly partition space, and offer an advanced technical interface to be competitive. SKU’s buying guide provides a detailed outline of the important questions retailers should have answered before signing on the dotted line.

Further, 2022 is the year of alarmingly endless supply chain issues that have fueled interest in tech that promises to track problems or predict where new ones might occur. While the behemoth global supply chain is too complex, interwoven, and delicate to withstand seismic shocks as big as those we face in this decade: the big quit, the pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine, a new reality is forcing companies to pivot to keep goods moving. Modern fulfillment providers are the center stage of this rebound and Arizona is poised for greatness.

Fulfillment providers in Phoenix need to be prepared to provide advanced support, tech, and communication channels in order to capture fully the opportunities both the growth of the industry and the challenges it faces head-on. By providing retailers and eCommerce companies with this comprehensive buying guide ahead of time, SKU has what it takes to move Arizona forward.

“We have seen a tremendous amount of growth in warehouse space over the last few years in the East Valley. We are a logistically important location and an economical option compared to our neighboring states. The properties are occupied about as fast as they are built and it has been difficult to keep up with demand. The pandemic did change the way we shop and it seems this is much more than a short-term trend. It is great to see SKU Distribution support companies of all sizes for their fulfillment needs.” – James Christensen, President, Gateway Bank

SKU Distribution has massive experience in the fulfillment industry. From a Kickstarter launch to a startup eCommerce company or a top retail brand, SKU creates a personalized solution for every client. They ensure the vision of every customer’s brand is captured from the integration process to the branding of the packaging. The experience is completely customized to match the brand’s vision and consumer expectations. The onboarding process is clear cut and straightforward and integrations are handled quickly so no time is wasted. SKU Distribution provides over 60 automated shopping cart integrations, online marketplace integrations, and ERP integrations.

“Over the past few years, SKU Distribution has stood out from the rest with their flexibility and personal touch. They approach our business relationship as a true partnership and have adapted to meet our evolving needs with a long-term vision in mind.” – Emery Max, Paragon Fitwear