Bear Balanced

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September 22, 2022

Placement Overview

After working with, Bear Balanced was able to save 30% in fulfillment fees and condense its fulfillment search time to 3 days

Fulfillment Fee Reduction


3PL Search Time

3 Days

Our Role:

3PL Finder Matchmaking Service

Company Profile:

Growing Consumer Packaged Goods Company

Project Overview

Required 3PL with proven organization and efficiency

Environmentally-friendly fulfillment provider

Business growth created logistical complexities

Needed 3PL with real-time communication

Seeking 3PL with expertise in shipping consumer packaged goods

Cheaper fulfillment solutions for their single SKU brand

In the dynamic world of e-commerce, efficient logistics and supply chain management are critical for success. For Bear Balanced, a growing consumer packaged goods (CPG) company, the need to optimize their third-party logistics (3PL) was paramount. 

But finding the right partner can be a daunting task. This is where stepped in, connecting Bear Balanced with a superior 3PL partner, Manifest, and dramatically enhancing their operations.

Bear Balanced, under the careful stewardship of owner Dylan Menter, had been in search of a new 3PL partner. 

The perfect companion would be able to fulfill their duties in an organized and efficient way, and also share the same enthusiasm for making environmentally-friendly decisions.

The search had been exhausting and fraught with potential pitfalls, including a near miss with a costly decision that would have negatively impacted the company.

Fun fact: Bear Balanced is the world's first creatine gummy supplement


Consulted with Bear Balance to prepare a comprehensive fulfillment search criteria

Prioritized Central US fulfillment centers for geographic efficiencies and single warehouse solution

Ensured all 3PLs in consideration were environmentally conscious

Approached 3PLs with niche specialization shipping CPG

Presented incumbent fulfillment pricing to 3PLs and negotiated improved terms for Bear Balanced

Filtered 600 boutique 3PLs down to a recommended 3

Like many businesses in the e-commerce space, Bear Balanced growth was accompanied by increasing logistical complexities. 

The company needed a 3PL partner who could provide real-time communication, streamline their warehousing and fulfillment costs, and had specific expertise in shipping consumer packaged goods. 

Moreover, given the company's eco-friendly ethos, a partner committed to sustainability was also a requirement. 

This comprehensive list of needs made the search for the right 3PL partner a significant challenge.

The game-changing moment came when Dylan Menter listened to a Practical eCommerce podcast where Joe Spisak, the CEO of, was a guest. Spisak's insights into the world of 3PL and the services offered by his company sparked Menter's interest, leading him to reach out to for their free 3PL Finder service.'s 3PL Finder service uses a proprietary matchmaking algorithm to pair businesses with the right logistics partners. The team at Fulfill worked closely with Menter, and within just three days, they were able to present him with an ideal match for Bear Balanced - Manifest.

Manifest was not just any 3PL partner. They were a partner that offered a 30% reduction in warehousing and fulfillment costs, real-time communication with the pick and pack team, and a niche specialization in shipping CPG companies. 

Most importantly, Manifest's eco-friendly practices aligned perfectly with the sustainability values of Bear Balanced.

If you want to hear more about Manifest you should check out the YouTube video we created with them below:


Fulfillment Cost Reduction


3PL Search Time

3 Days

3PL Niche Expertise



The partnership between Bear Balanced and Manifest, facilitated by the Fulfill logistics experts, proved to be incredibly fruitful. 

The new 3PL partner offered a cheaper, faster, and overall higher quality fulfillment service.  

Menter was able to save "At least 30% in fulfillment fees and a whole crap ton of time and energy". 

The real-time communication provided by Manifest meant that Bear Balanced could remain agile, adapting to changing demands swiftly.

This case study is a testament to the power of the right 3PL partnership in transforming a business's logistical operations. 

It also underlines the value that a service like's 3PL Finder can bring to the table. 

For Bear Balanced, the journey from grappling with the challenge of finding the right 3PL partner to enjoying streamlined, cost-effective, and eco-friendly operations with Manifest has been a truly transformative one. 

The story of Bear Balanced serves as a beacon for other growing e-commerce businesses, illuminating the path to operational efficiency and growth through strategic partnerships.

Key Takeaways

The success of Bear Balanced partnership with Manifest, facilitated by, underscores the importance of finding the right 3PL partner. A few key takeaways from this case study include:

  1. The Importance of a Niche Match: It's not just about finding a 3PL partner, but finding one that specializes in your sector. For Bear Balanced, a CPG company, partnering with Manifest, which has a niche specialization in shipping CPG, was a significant advantage.
  1. Cost and Time Efficiency: A good 3PL partner can save a company substantial costs and time. With Manifest, Bear Balanced saved at least 30% in fulfillment fees, not to mention the countless hours saved in managing logistics.
  1. Eco-Friendly Practices: Given the growing emphasis on sustainability in business operations, having a 3PL partner that aligns with your company's eco-friendly ethos is a significant plus. Manifest's green practices resonated with Bear Balanced commitment to the environment.
  1. Expert Help in Finding a 3PL Partner: Finding the right 3PL partner can be a daunting task. Services like's 3PL Finder can prove invaluable in navigating this challenge and finding a partner that perfectly matches your business's needs.

By making the strategic decision to engage's services and partnering with Manifest, Bear Balanced has not only optimized their logistics and supply chain management but also reinforced their commitment to sustainability. 

It's a winning formula that more e-commerce businesses would do well to emulate.

Find The Best Warehousing and Fulfillment Company

Navigating the world of 3PL can be a daunting task, especially when your business's growth and efficiency are at stake. 

If you've ever faced a "bad 3PL" problem, you know how critical it is to find the right partner. is THE solution to this challenge. 

With over 600 vetted 3PLs in our network, uses a unique matchmaking process to connect you with the best fulfillment centers in your niche.

Whether you're a global brand or just starting out on your eCommerce journey,'s process makes it efficient and reliable to find the fulfillment centers you need to scale. 

Their service isn't just about matching you with any 3PL; it's about understanding your specific fulfillment needs and then introducing you to the fulfillment centers best positioned to meet them. 

Whether it's saving on fulfillment costs, working with tenured operators, accessing niche capabilities, or a combination of many factors, is dedicated to finding the perfect fit for you.

So, are you ready to streamline your logistics and boost your efficiency? If the answer is yes, it's time to take action. Request your custom warehousing search today will find the best 3PLs for you, for free. It's your turn to enjoy the benefits of an ideal 3PL partnership, just like Bear Balanced did. Let the Fulfill matchmaking team guide your journey to logistics success.

Saved at least 30% in fulfillment fees

Dylan Menter