Remove the Hassle of Packing Orders with Convenient Order Fulfilment
Receiving presents is fun. Wrapping presents is less fun. And those who genuinely enjoy wrapping presents usually do so because they get to choose interesting wrapping paper, watch the person physically open it in front of them, or because they only have a few to do. There’s a novelty to wrapping presents when you know you’ll only do it for somebody’s birthday or during the Christmas period.
But outside of Santa’s elves, can you imagine wrapping products all day long?
Unfortunately, this is what a large majority of businesses are forced to do when they don’t prepare for online orders. While this means you wouldn’t have to pay for the costly working hours of a dedicated staff member or a warehouse, the reality is, you’d be forced to using up all of your own time.
Up-and-coming shops usually only have a couple of staff members, and more likely than not, one of those is the founder. So, when you add it all up – it’s not ideal to have one person packing orders the whole day long. Not only does it take valuable resources away from more essential tasks that only certain people can do, but it’s also incredibly time-consuming and if we’re honest, very laborious.
Packaging products is something that most people can do, but it’s a hard thing to do to a consistently professional standard. And considering how prevalent online shopping is in modern society and how much today’s customer expects from their orders – it’s an easy way to disappoint them.
So how do new stores get around the hassle of packaging online orders?
Introducing Order Fulfilment
Order fulfilment is a concept that is almost as old as online shopping itself. For as long as people have been selling their wares online, there have been people offering to take the time-consuming task of logistics off their hands.
Even though traditional 3rd-party logistics services have proved a help for many brands, its rigidity is something which makes it a completely unviable option for many independent shops. Not only do you have to double the amount of stock you keep, but because it’s in a different location (usually far outside of London), it’s a lot harder to manage too.
Sending orders from an external warehouse also
Taking all of these things into account, this method of 3rd-party logistics can often do as much to cripple new shops as it can help them. Whether those shops are online operations or a physical store looking to dip their toe into web sales, these brands are usually looking to outsource the physical delivery only, but because of the way 3PLs operate, they can’t. Well, until now.
A Better Way of Order Fulfilment
In order to cater to these burgeoning brands, a new type of order fulfilment has begun to surface. One that comes directly to your business address, whether that’s commercial or residential, and takes the orders off your hands. Meaning you don’t have to duplicate any products, shell out on warehouse space or buy any packaging materials yourself.
After you take an order, simply use the Weengs app to request a pick-up, your regular driver will pick up the items in a convenient 2-hour time slot, transport it to their London-based warehouse, pack each item professionally, and use their algorithm to determine the best carrier for the job depending on your requirements.
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