3PL Central

3PL Warehouse Manager

4 / 5 47 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

At 3PL Central, we provide world-class WMS Software for every kind of warehouse. This includes our feature-rich 3PL Warehouse Manager WMS - the first Cloud-based WMS ever developed for the needs of 3PL providers - as well as our Red Rock Warehouse Manager WMS, the perfect solution for Retailers, e-Tailers and Manufacturers worldwide.


Average Ratings

47 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $499.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • 3PL Central
  • www.3plcentral.com
  • Founded 2006
  • United States

About This Software

Built to enable comprehensive omni-channel distribution management, 3PL Centrals cloud-based WMS solution can help 3PLs and warehouses grow their businesses, turbocharge their operations, and satisfy all of their customers. Designed by warehouse management experts, our software offers turnkey EDI integrations, automated small parcel packing and shipping features, mobile barcode scanning capabilities and a wide range of e-Commerce shopping cart options. Sign up for a risk-free trial today.


Product Features

  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Import / Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • Purchasing
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Shipping Management
  • Warehouse Management

Product Reviews

Warehouse manager review

Apr 05, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This software is useful for the most part, not the best thing that i have used, but it does get the job done.

Poor Customer service and support

Oct 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: simple

Cons: basic

Overall: Terrible customer service and support. The training session was done very well but i'm still waiting for the customer service and support to solve an issue since July. There is no follow up, no updates, no solutions on their side.
Software is pretty basic too.

3PL Central Product Review

Feb 15, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very well suited for 3PLs that manage many clients across many industries, need retail replenishment and EDI compliance, have basic kit assembly needs and ship primarily cases/pallets. Customer support is very responsive and accommodating. Integration for data exchange is very tight. Pricing is reasonable and there is no nickel & diming that is common among software companies. Web-based SaaS is great. Reporting is well rounded & customizable.

Cons: Needs some more development on individual unit pick/pack capabilities for high SKU count & high volume operations but otherwise very versatile for both B2C and B2B 3PLs.

Overall: Would not hesitate to recommend.

I would highly recommend this program to other 3PL Warehouses...

Feb 03, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The implementation process was seamless, it allowed us for an extremely efficient transition from our old system. The site was very easy to navigate, and very self teachable. 3PL has allowed us to bring more efficiency internally, which allowed us to use our existing staff to take on more business rather than adding the added labor expense

Cons: I honestly and sincerely cannot think of one.
.

Overall: I would highly recommend this program, in fact we have already sold it off to one of our own customers that is how good it is, in less than 60 days of usage.
3PL has allowed us to create a benefit for our customers, and has strategically positioned our company in the right place for future growth.

Outstanding 3PL software

Oct 22, 2010
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: We were looking for an alternative to a slow, cumbersome WMS system for managing our 3PL fulfillment services business. After reviewing and demoing over a dozen options, we found that 3PL offered the the best selection in functionality to meet our needs.
We were excited about the ability to offer online access for our clients and customizing packing slips to match our clients look and feel.
From entering orders manually, importing CVS files, setting up a quick ftp connection to EDI, 3PL offered the most options for getting our clients orders in and ready to be processed.
We were concerned about a SaaS package and speed communicating but performace has been fast, up-time has been incredible and their support team is quick and knowledgable.
Attaching documents to transactions is a great feature and eliminates our need to save file cabinets full of receiving paperwork.
Upgrades being included is about the best you can ask for.

Cons: As a SaaS, linking to Worldship or other desktop shipping apps is not as direct as we would like but I think improvements are in the works for this as well.

Overall: After numerous demos, 3PL's SaaS package is by far the best you can find and with pricing that was well within our small companies budget.
No need to buy and install software, being able to access from any computer, upgrades included. We were shipping our first orders the day they gave us access.
The billing tool is the best to make sure you capture every costs, if your big enough, this tool is probably a profit center in itself.

Great Preoduct

Jul 28, 2010
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: great product. Trial version helpful

Cons: Need more documentation

Overall: Great product for all catergories

3PL Central

Jul 17, 2009
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: The product has been a great solution for us as it's very inexpensive and uncomplicated to implement and run. Our core business is Foodserviec and we did not want to implement a full warehouse management package to run our 3PL business so we looked for SaaS solutions instead. 3PL Central was among the least expensive we found and it has all of the core functionality we need. Customer service/support are excellent. The product is being improved on constantly. Although not the most sophisticated package on the market it offers a strong value.

Cons: Ease of use is not what it could be because of a few shortcomings like not being able to alpha search product descriptions for order entry or reciever entry.

Overall: Great solution for small to mid-sized 3PL providers.

Best 3PL Software for Smal to med size warehouse

Jul 16, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ability to manage warehouses, products, orders and customers from anywhere you have internet connection dramatically saves time and money. 3PL is the best investment the a small to med size warehouse can have, it is very easy to use which cuts on training time and rich in practical features that makes it affordable to all small businesses.

Cons: The lack of an auto save feature is problematic omission we hope to see in future releases.

Overall: 3PL is the most inexpensive warehouse management tool I have ever implemented, but it's also fast, complete, and straightforward.

3PL Warehouse Manager

Jul 07, 2009
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very versatile! Our clients are overwhelmed with the information provided.

Cons: None that our company has found.

Overall: As one of the first customers of 3PL Warehouse Manager we have seen the evolution in this product. Our company would recommend this product to other users.

How 3PL connected us to our Customers

Jul 06, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: 3PL offers us the following benefits:

24/7 web visibility for our customers.
Multiple EDI formats to exchange data.
Shiping and receiving e-mail notifications.
Ease of navigation for customers.
Simple order and receiving windows navigation.
UPS label integration.
On-going system upgrades at no charge.
Excellent reporting capabilities.
Bar coding capability.
Great customer service.

Cons: System needs to provide the capability to print pallet labels for inbound shipments with lot and shipment details.

System needs to be upgraded to provide more flexible billing schemes.

System needs to produce a distinct shipping tally for the consignee to sign at time of pick-up.

Overall: Our distribution customers demand a warehouse management system that allows 24/7 visibility of their products, that allows them to send and receive orders electronically and is scalable to meet their future growth plans. The solution for us was 3PL. The 3PL system gives our customers outstanding features but still provides our company with a cost effective WMS solution. The ease of navigation for both customers and our users is a big plus. New features are always being added to upgrade the system. Customer support has been terrific. When we have a problem the courteous staff at 3PL has always responded quickly and professionally. I also like the small business attitude of "how can we get it done together so everyone wins". 3PL has been great for our company and I recommend it to any warehouse looking to upgrade their WMS system.

Title is fine

Jul 06, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none at this moment. all needs taken care of.

Overall: yes, would highly recommend.

System Overview

Jul 02, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Web-based system that is very user friendly.

System is scalable, thus giving us the opportunity for growth, whether we're processing one carton or 100,000 cartons it works.

Cons: We have not had any issues, the support team has worked to resolve any challenges we've encountered.

Overall: Great buy for the small to mid-sized company on a tight WMS budget.

We've certainly got more bang for our buck!

Our inventory accuracy went from 91% to 99% allowing us to provide better customer service

Jul 02, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: - Easy-of-use and implementation across our different locations.
- Low initial investment costs.
- We can give customers an answer in a couple of seconds or they can log in and check themselves.
- Our customers like having the ability to log on and see their inventory status.

Cons: - Turn-around time on adding new features

Overall: 3PL's web-based system has kept our initial investment costs down. Our inventory accuracy went from 91% to 99%, allowing us to provide better customer service and avoid expensive errors. 3PL has also provided us with a solid checks and balances system, which was the driving force behind implementing a warehouse management system. We are automatically alerted on all receipts and shipments, so no inventory goes unaccounted for. No other solution out there is in the same league in terms of functionality, ease-of-use, and pricing. We love it!

My experience with 3PL software

Jul 02, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Web-based 3PL software is exactly what we need at Falcon. Being web-based, we are able to access our data easily, and our customers are able to view their transactions and inventory 24/7. This fact alone helps reduce the number of customer service calls for routine information. Another savings comes from the absence of upfront infrastructure expense required with site-based systems. Rather than ordering equipment and software and waiting for it to be installed and secured, we were up and running almost immediately. We would not choose anything other than 3PL software for our needs.

Cons: The only thing I could consider a con at this point is possibly the restrictions we currently have with running our shipping labels through 3PL. Although, there are some labels setup, we are not adequate for our needs, so we have a separate program set up where we enter and print our labels. I do know, however, that this issue is before the developers, and we anticipate upgrades in this area soon.

Overall: I would definately recommend 3PL software to anyone in the 3PL business. We have been very pleased with the functionality, cost and customer support. Also, 3PL is always looking for ways to improve their product...most always without additional costs.

3PL Central User Review

Jul 02, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: -Very easy to set up and get started.
-Intuitive interface.
-Responsive customer service with frequent updates based on our needs/requests.
-Affordable yet robust.
-Direct access for our clients.

Cons: -Shipping module isn't great.
-Inability to do ad-hoc reporting.
-No current Quickbooks billing integration (but on the plus side, this is something they are working on based on client input).

Overall: This has been a great system for us.
It's very easy to use
The integration was relatively quick and easy.
Almost immediately we began to reap the benefits/efficiencies 3PL Central provides.
The added functionality has improved our offerings & service to our current clients and has also been a great sales tool. The customer service has been very responsive to our needs.
They've been excellent at listening to our requests and promptly modifying the system.
3PL Central has worked great for us.
I'd fully recommend it as a WMS solution.

Falcon Worldwide Distribution

Jul 02, 2009
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Excellent for ease of use and training. 3PL format has allowed our employees to be much more effective for order entry, document preparation, and inventory management for our customers. Very good login capabilities for customers to gain real time information. Excellent customer support by 3PL staff.
Effective tool when courting new customers. Automatic emails and login for customers + ability to promote multiple warehouse locations is strong selling point.

Cons: Took some time to have new features requested for followup. Initial EDI implementation took longer than expected. This may have been more for the EDI partner than 3PL, but all tied together.
Report writer would be great enhancement feature we are looking for in the future.

Overall: 3PL is an integral part of the success of our business and the success for the future. We see 3PL as a true partner as we grow and develop.

I am happy with 3PL Central

Jul 01, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: User friendly
Great Customer Support
Tracking / recording complete

Cons: Slow when processing large batches

Overall: Overall, I rate 3Pl Central as a very user friendly 3rd party logistics program. I tried another prior to selecting 3PL Central and I must say that, not only is the system mcu better, but the customer service far exceeds the prior company.

Excellent Product & Great Service!

Jul 01, 2009
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: This web based warehouse management software is exactly what we needed. It keeps tract of our inventory very easily with sleek reports. They have a billing wizard that allows us to bill for in/out and project work. The system also has a built in bill of lading and allows for UPS/Fedex integration for shipping. So far this is the best technology investment we ever made. Keep up the good work 3PL central!

Cons: We will keep you posted.

Overall: I would highly recommend this to any warehouse that does not want to invest $50,000+. In fact we have found this online based software to be fully customizable with a little assistance from their development team so it does exactly what we need it too.

Great Solution for WMS

Jul 01, 2009
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: This is great software if you are looking for Third Party Logistic WMS Software. I looked everywhere for software like 3PL Central for our Forwarder WMS Solutions, but not even we found what we are looking for, but it was perfect for our WMS operations.

Cons: If you need to modify any of the system functions, you need to pay for customization programming fee. But I guess it is very normal for SaaS software like this one. Only reason I gave 4 Star is I am sure every software needs more improvement and better solutions.

Overall: Again, if you are looking into 3rd Party Logistic WMS software, You might want to give 3PL Central a spin to try them out. If you are in Forwarding, Warehousing, Trucking business, you should check it out this software.

3PL Warehouse Management

Jul 01, 2009
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Ease on setting up products, entering orders and receiving products

Cons: nothing at this time

Overall: Very good very good