Outsourcing e-commerce fulfilment:
Outsourcing your e-commerce fulfilment operations is a strategic choice. Certain retailers prefer to outsource from the beginning in order to concentrate on their core business, and others wait for critical moments in their business development in order to outsource or consider outsourcing.
Why do many online retailers outsource their e-commerce fulfilment operations ?
- SEASONALITY AND PEAK MANAGEMENT
Christmas, Valentine’s Day, sales… most online retailers have peak seasons at different times of the year, when they carry out up to half of their yearly turnover in just a few weeks. Outsourcing e-commerce fulfilment operations means that these activity peaks can more easily be absorbed thanks to shared resources or automation.
- SHARED RESOURCES
The sharing of resources applies to labour but also :
Automated or mechanised systems
Purchasing of packaging or transport services
IT systems (WMS – TMS – Portail) which can often be inaccessible for retailers on their own
- CONCENTRATE ON YOUR CORE BUSINESS
Your business is marketing and selling your products (high-tech beauty, fashion, etc.). You concentrate on your core business while logistics experts look after your orders.
- THE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR FULFILMENT PARTNER
Make the most of the experience that your fulfilment partner has gained through working with other retailers. They can help you put in place a range of projects such as new services, international expansion etc.
Outsourced logistics, a growth booster for your online business
When your online business is booming, outsourcing gives you real economic advantages and allows you to offer innovative solutions.
By outsourcing e-commerce logistics services, you can manage your growth profitably thanks to evolutive and innovative solutions which give you short and medium-term visibility on your logistics and shipping budgets.
ACCESS TO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Through partnerships and a developed IT system, choosing to outsource to a fulfilment partner allows you to access innovative delivery and logistics solutions which are constantly evolving.