Discover the Ecommerce Tool That’s Freeing Up Half A Day For Shops Across London
No matter how much the retail industry has changed over the years, one thing which has always stayed the same regardless of the time period, is that it’s always been hard to run a successful shop. Whether the main difficulty is securing stock, retaining customers or getting your brand’s name out there, there’s always another challenge waiting around the corner.
In the 20th Century, these problems were mostly analogue, concerning actual customer footfall and sales made in hard cash (or cheques, remember those?). But in modern times, a lot of these challenges have taken a different form. An altogether more digital one.
Even if a shop opened today and only wanted to sell their wares in store, they still need to consider a plethora of digital issues. From their own website and social media to marketing and advertising, there’s always work to be done online.
Ecommerce is one of the true growth industries in modern society and whether your store is selling solely online or in addition to physical sales, there are numerous tools to help you with maximising your online potential. Need help with organising and displaying your online store? Take a look at Shopify. Want a better handle on your shop’s invoicing? Let us introduce Quickbooks. Craving a one-stop-shop for all your social media needs? Choose between Hootsuite and Buffer. But not all business tools are as commonly used as these ones.
Outside of actually showcasing your products and giving customers a portal to buy them from, order fulfilment is perhaps the most crucial aspect of any ecommerce operation.
Which is why it’s fascinating that, up until now at least, there has been no modern and adaptive approach to simplifying this process.
Traditionally, when a business wants to streamline their order fulfilment process, they end up doing the hard graft themselves. Rolling up their sleeves, bulk-buying packaging materials and doing it all alone, one order at a time.
Outside of this, companies can partner with a 3rd-party logistics company, send half of their stock to a warehouse somewhere in the UK, pay a monthly retainer and do whatever they can to grow their business. But this process is also old-fashioned and outdated. Think of it as the ‘creating your own website from scratch’ to the ‘opening a quick and easy Shopify platform’.
So what is this ‘quick and easy’ solution to order fulfilment that’s saving London businesses up to half a working day, well, let us introduce Weengs.
Collect, Pack & Ship
Perhaps the biggest problem with doing your own order fulfilment is how much time it takes up. When this becomes too much of a concern, many companies begin consideration of an external company, but there are problems there too. The older method of order fulfilment is the need to increase stock levels, creating enough products to sit in both your shop and the warehouse. In addition to this being incredibly hard to do, this also makes it much more time-consuming to manage orders.
For as long as there have been order fulfilment solutions, there has been an issue of flexibility. Companies have long sought out an alternative way to fulfil orders that better fits around their brand and business, and now, this unique type of fulfilment is finally starting to arise.
The Full Package
After being collected, the products get transported to a London-based warehouse, where they are professionally packed with care. Weengs will then use their own algorithm to find the best carrier for the job depending on your requirements of speed, cost and few more variables. Conveniently sparing you the job of buying materials and packing the products yourself, this service also guarantees a consistent level of quality for each item.
Each order sent out is done so via tracked delivery, meaning you don’t have to worry about tracking them yourself as it will already be done on your behalf. This gives an added layer of security to each order and ensures your customers know exactly what’s going on with deliveries.
Out With the Old, In With The Outsourcing
Numerous London-based brands like W.A. Green, Persepolis, and the Design Museum have already partnered with Weengs to streamline their delivery process, reclaiming up to 4 hours every single business day. By outsourcing their order fulfilment, they have been able to refocus their attention on the things that matter most to their business, ensuring a hassle-free approach to taking online orders.
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