In 2023, over 761,400 people in America were employed in the Third Party Logistics sector. This number has grown, increasing over 4.8% in the past 4 years, with the majority of 3PL businesses employing just 25 people on average.
Small business logistics operators are shaping this country and many others around the world, as SMB operators take the opportunity to challenge the status-quo, and shake up the industry.
Join CartonCloud and step inside Sendable’s 3PL warehouse. A warehouse with a difference.
This 3PL’s mission is to use their business to create employment and training opportunities for people with a disability. Breaking down barriers to training, learning, and employment, while also providing customers with the opportunity to use their supply chain partners for positive change.
“Each item that our staff members pick and pack into their satchels, and send out — is done so with purpose, in the fact that it offers employment opportunities to people with a disability,” Sendable Director Chloe Fischart explains.
“Through our unique third-party logistics (3PL) model, we are focused on helping to take e-commerce businesses to the next level while providing a solution to labor force participation and skill development barriers that are currently faced by those with disability.”
Their mission wouldn’t be possible without the support and partnership provided by CartonCloud logistics software, through delivering streamlined, intuitive warehouse and transport management, with user-first design and functionality.
CartonCloud’s uniquely user-friendly design and interface caused global ripples, spurring their expansion to the United States and North America where they have set up a local team and already cemented their position as an industry leader.
“We’re thrilled to work with Sendable, and to have the ability to provide them with the tools they need to streamline their business and to achieve their company goals,” said CartonCloud COO Shaun Hagen.
“All 3PLs working with e-commerce clients will want the ability to provide accurate and up-to-date oversight of inventory levels and order traceability.
“What we’ve done at CartonCloud, is build an app that’s not only powerful in managing their operations and admin, but also has a user-centric design, making it easier to train staff on, and easier to use.
“It’s intuitive, it just works. We have had customers with staff who speak very little English tell us their team can use the app straight away, without needed translation, because it just makes sense to what they are doing. That’s huge you know, being able to give people something that makes their lives easier.”
Leading the way locally and globally, Sendable is Australia’s first social enterprise 3PL — a mission they want to inspire others to bring into their own operations.
For Chloe, the concept came from her own experiences after her son was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD.
“Basically what we were finding was all his future career prospects and schooling was put into a negative light after his diagnosis,” she said.
“As we dug into that further, we found there were employment barriers for people with a disability — and we basically said, ok, what can we do to create employment opportunities for people with a disability?”
“Given the work we do at Sendable, having a WMS that is easy and simplistic for our staff members to operate was a key priority for us,” Ms Fischart said.
Since implementing CartonCloud’s cloud-based WMS, Senable has been able to provide accurate and easily accessible stock-level oversight and order tracking, providing full transparency to customers.
“For our customers, they really like promoting the social enterprise part of our 3PL business,” Ms Fischart said.
“It’s really around focusing on the employment opportunities that they are able to create directly through the sale of their products.”
“We’re able to change the lives of these individuals, and as we’re doing it I always have my son in mind. We don’t have to have these employment barriers in place, we can overcome them, we can create an inclusive environment where everyone can have opportunities to work.”
Find out more at www.cartoncloud.com
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