From Startup to Success: How Effective Warehousing and Fulfilment Can Help Scale Your Online Retail Business
Mar 3, 2023 5:25 PM
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The Covid-19 pandemic has revolutionised the retail industry over the past few years. With many turning to online shopping amidst the pandemic, this has shifted the focus of innumerable number of businesses to online retailing, leading to a huge growth in the ecommerce industry.
In order to meet the increasing demand of online consumers, it is imperative for online businesses to prioritise warehousing and fulfilment to achieve long-term growth and profitability.
What is Warehousing & Fulfilment?
Warehousing in logistics is defined as the process of storing physical inventory before distribution. On the other hand, Fulfilment incorporates a logistical network of processes like order processing, warehousing, inventory management and last mile delivery, with the purpose of fulfilling a customer’s order.
The global E-commerce market is forecasted to reach $8.5 trillion in sales by 2025. This suggests that online businesses can expect an accelerated demand over the next few years and must be prepared to improve their logistical operations to meet the demand. Additionally, in light of the increased prevalence of ecommerce delivery, consumers are now expecting faster and more reliable delivery services.
This is where warehousing and fulfilment come into play as online businesses will need a large storage facility to store their inventory, an inventory management system to monitor stock levels and a parcel tracking system for deliveries. However, warehousing and fulfillment will inevitably result in greater cost for companies. A small online retailer may struggle to afford a storage facility, inventory management and parcel tracking system for their business. So what can they do?
Outsourcing to a Logistics Partner
Online retailers can outsource their warehousing and fulfilment needs to a third party logistics partner to leverage on their already-built facilities and management systems.
Here at Pickupp, we provide a one-stop hassle-free logistics solution for your warehousing and fulfilment needs.
Not enough space in your office to store your inventory?
Don’t worry, we provide a storage space in our warehouse to house your products.
Unable to monitor your inventory stocks while they are inbounded in our facility?
Don’t worry, we will provide you with access to our cloud system to track your stored and delivered products.
Unable to individually deliver each product?
Don’t worry, we will deliver your products to your consumers and even provide after sales services for your customers to make returns if necessary.
Businesses can rely on our all-in-one logistics solution and not have to worry about the logistical aspect of their businesses as we will take care from the first to last mile delivery at affordable rates.
Interested? Check out our warehousing and fulfilment services for more details!
Benefits of Outsourcing
Outsourcing your warehousing and fulfilment solutions to one-stop supply chain solution like Pickupp can be a powerful tool for businesses who wish to increase the scalability of their business and pivot their focus and strategies to developing and growing their products to drive sales, without having to worry about issues relating to inventory management and delivery. Moreover, outsourcing reduces operational costs, driving the profit margin of a business. The benefits of partnering with a logistics company for efficient warehousing and fulfillment in your e-commerce business is to streamline your operations. As compared to in-house fulfilment, a business does not have to pay for the cost of hiring a lot of manpower to pick, pack and deliver the products. Through Pickupp, they will only need to pay an affordable package fee that covers everything from storage to last mile delivery - all-in-one.
Pickupp owns a variety of infrastructure assets that allows businesses to leverage on. These infrastructure assets include warehouse space, technological systems and transportation vehicles. Businesses can tap on Pickupp’s assets to streamline its operations and reduce overhead costs, thereby driving its profitability.
So how does Pickupp work?
With our warehouse solution, businesses can keep their products in our secure facility and rest assured that they will be handled with care.
But that's not all! We also offer a complete pick and pack service, which means that when a customer places an order, we will carefully select the items from your inventory, pack them up, and get them ready for shipping. This takes the hassle out of fulfiling orders and frees up your time and resources to focus on other aspects of your business.
And when it comes to the last mile delivery, we've got you covered. Our reliable and experienced delivery team will ensure that your products are delivered safely and promptly to your customers' doorstep. This ensures a positive customer experience and helps to build brand loyalty and repeat business.
Whether you own a small home-based ecommerce or large corporate business, we’re able to accommodate all your different needs. This is extremely beneficial for businesses who experience seasonal fluctuations in their demand as Pickupp provides flexible warehousing solutions all year round.
If your e-commerce store is hosting on Shopify, congratulations! Pickupp is fully integrated with Shopify, which means you can bid goodbye to manual processes! Just a few simple clicks and all your orders and inventory details will be uploaded and synchronised to Pickupp’s system.
Not integrated yet? You may find the plugin here and check out our Pickupp-Shopify step-by-step guide.
If you are not hosting on Shopify, not to worry! We can still cater to your business and streamline your operations with our all-in-one logistics solution. Just hit us up and our logistics experts will walk you through the details.
DrinkAid is a health supplement company that sells an average of 2400 - 3000 DrinkAid boxes a month. DrinkAid is one of the many companies that have engaged Pickupp for their warehousing and fulfillment needs.
"Pickupp picks, packs and fulfills orders for us with minimal effort from our team. I really like the array of delivery time slots for our customers to choose from, the live tracking and SMS notification for our customers and proof of delivery!”
Co-founder of DrinkAid
Aura Blender, under Real Commerce Pte Ltd, generates an average volume of 300 - 600 orders monthly. Aura Blender is a home appliance business and they struggled with high storage and delivery costs. By engaging with Pickupp, they found it more cost effective as Pickupp provided a flexible solution for their storage and delivery needs.
"Delivery is significantly important for our business as we want to uphold high customer satisfaction and Pickupp has helped to maintain that level of standard that we wish to uphold. I really appreciate the SMS notification, affordability & dashboard tracking that Pickupp has provided!”
Director of Real Commerce Pte Ltd
Overall, our warehouse and fulfilment solution is a one-stop-shop for all your storage and logistics needs. With our expertise and resources, you can streamline your operations, reduce costs, and provide a seamless and convenient shopping experience for your customers.
So why wait? Simply sign up below to get a free consultation with our logistics experts today. We will provide customised solutions and help your business thrive!