With a large population base, multiple West Coast ports, and popularity for inbound freight from China and southeast Asia, California is one of the most high volume states in terms of the number of fulfillment services companies as well as amount of overall order fulfillment performed in the entire US. But there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing fulfillment services for your business.
One of the first considerations comes by way of the actual location within California that you’re looking to target. There are a large number of fulfillment companies concentrated in both northern California as well as southern California.
Fulfillment Northern California
The companies in the northern part of California tend to be located in highest concentration around the Oakland and Bay areas and the greater Sacramento area. Sometimes, it’s even important to view the northern California fulfillment market as two distinct areas because the distance between the greater San Francisco Bay area and the greater Sacramento area is significant. This distance can prove to be a deal breaker for some companies, requiring them to select a provider in either one area or the other.
Fulfillment Southern California
In terms of the southern part of the state, fulfillment companies in the greater Los Angeles area tends to be the most popular area, although the Inland Empire oftentimes offers cost savings, and some prefer areas closer to the port of Long Beach. For others, close proximity to Los Angeles and Orange County tend to be most important.
We can help you find a company in both northern and southern California, depending upon your specific needs. Simply fill out the form to the left and we’ll connect you with pre-screened fulfillment providers in California.