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Fulfilment Cost

fulfilment cost

Fulfilment cost refers to the total expenses associated with completing a customer order in an ecommerce business. This includes every process from the point of sale to the delivery of the product to the customer’s doorstep.

Components of Fulfilment Cost

Fulfilment cost is not a singular expense, but a combination of various costs associated with different stages of an order process. Here are the main components:

Inventory Management

This includes the cost of storing items in a warehouse, which can be influenced by factors such as warehouse rental fees, utilities, and the cost of management software.

Order Processing

Order processing involves picking, packing, and labelling the items for dispatch. The cost of this process can vary depending on the size and weight of the items and the resources required to prepare them for shipping.

Shipping and Delivery

This is the cost of delivering the product to the customer. It can vary depending on factors such as the shipping method, distance, package size and weight, and whether the delivery is domestic or international.

Returns and Exchanges

The cost of handling returns and exchanges also contributes to the fulfilment cost. This includes the cost of processing the return, inspecting the product, restocking, and shipping out an exchange product if applicable.

More Fulfilment Terms

The Bill of Lading (BOL) is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper.
Kitting is an essential process in fulfilment that involves gathering individual items together to create a ready-to-ship 'kit'.

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