When you place an order online, the status of your order may reflect as awaiting fulfillment.
However, what does the term “awaiting fulfillment” mean? If you are not in the third-party logistics sector, this may seem absurdly ambiguous, as if your order was lost in the processing.
In eCommerce, the term “awaiting fulfillment” has a particular connotation. It does not indicate that your order has been canceled. Indeed, it is likely to ship shortly.
Here’s everything you need to know to determine the status of your order.
Why Does an Order Indicate that it is Awaiting Fulfillment?
When ordering online, there are various steps. They generally happen quickly, so blinking may miss them. First, you place an online order and pay. After payment, the system completes the order. The order is instantly submitt to the eCommerce business’s logistics provider. It joins many other orders awaiting processing and shipment.
Awaiting Fulfillment signifies that the logistics warehouse hasn’t begun the order fulfillment procedure yet. Picking goods for your order and packaging them into a box for shipping. Red Stag Fulfillment processes most orders the same day. Your shipment is on its way to you when it ships from one of our warehouses.
Circumstances might cause delivery delays. The item you ordered may be temporarily out of stock. In that situation, your order may be delayed. Pandemic-related work safety regulations have hindered picking and packaging in several 3PLs. These constraints, plus carrier capacity constraints, may slow down delivery in 2021.
Recognizing the Current Status of an Order
Following your online order, your things will go through a series of phases detailed below.
Submitted for Fulfillment:
Your order has been completed. It is currently en route to the logistics company’s computer system.
In the Meanwhile, Pending Fulfillment:
Your order has been placed in the processing queue. The process of selection and packaging has not yet been completed.
“Shipped” indicates that your order has been placed in the skilled hands of FedEx, UPS, or the United States Postal Service. You should get an email with a link to your shipment’s tracking information. The link should provide you with an estimate of how long it will take to arrive.
The carrier has delivered the package. If you have not received anything, contact the carrier or the firm to place the order. Please verify that you did not send it to the incorrect address.
Is there a Distinction Between Pending and Awaiting Fulfillment?
For eCommerce fulfillment, “pending” is synonymous with “awaiting.” The phrases are frequently utilized interchangeably by eCommerce businesses.
Awaiting Fulfillment frequently signifies that the invoice has been issued but is still sitting in storage or goods areas, awaiting attention.
On the other hand, Pending Fulfillment indicates that the invoice is still pending or that the fulfillment procedure has begun but not yet concluded. In either case, many e-commerce sites use these two names interchangeably.
If you see “Awaiting Fulfillment” or “Pending Fulfillment,” it means your shipment isn’t ready to be dropped off with a shipping partner or picked up by one yet. Sure, the fulfillment process is essential, but it doesn’t take long from Awaiting/Pending Fulfillment to having your item complete and mail out.
Awaiting Fulfillment orders are processed quickly! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to learn more about our same-day services. We are here to assist you.
Read More:What is Fulfillment in Business?