How Sorting Out Order Fulfilment is Helping to Save London’s High Street
It seems that ever since the advent of online shopping there have been people warning of the British high street’s demise. With notable shop closures to high-street stalwarts Marks & Spencer and Debenhams in recent years, other behemoths like Littlewoods and Woolworths have had to close down completely. And even though these are worrying signs, it does leave an opportunity for independent retailers. Well, as long as they don’t make the same mistakes too.
Every Christmas and Black Friday period, retail analysts reveal another increase in online sales and high-street chains collectively scratch their head in search of how to keep pace with an industry that is constantly expanding its market share. But rather than be afraid of the future, many high-street stores are adapting how they handle their online orders, enabling them to keep pace with online-only giants.
An Uphill Battle
It’s not like physical stores have just been rolling over since the popularisation of online shopping, far from it, almost every high street chain has been selling their wares online for years. Even going as far as to have web exclusives and extra discount for those on the internet. But it’s hard to replicate the success of online-only retailers like Amazon and ASOS who don’t have to spend out on physical shopfronts and other connected expenditures.
Web-only brands can afford to have a huge logistics structure in place because online orders are their sole concern, whereas high-street brands don’t have that luxury. Scaling up your business in order to handle
It’s clear that preparing for an influx of online orders comes with a large initial overhead that many shops just can’t afford. Upon this realisation, many stores seek out a 3rd-party logistics partner to link up with. However, traditional services like these still provide companies with the same stock problems as they would still need to send their stock to a warehouse.
But fortunately for these high-street stores, there’s a new way of outsourcing logistics.
Collect, Pack & Ship
This new method of outsourcing logistics is a winner for those with physical locations as it really simplifies the whole process, making it feel less like managing two separate fields and more like a small extension to the tasks you’re already doing. This new logistics service comes to you – meaning no excess stock and no extra staff. And what’s more, they still provide professional-standard packaging and handle your orders all the way to your customer’s lap.
Weengs offers a unique format of collect, pack & ship that is unlike any others on the market; offering a pay-as-you-go structure which means you don’t have to get locked into something you’re unsure of. With no fixed fee, it’s a small business superpower that’s enabling independent stores to keep pace with the online big boys.
After making a sale, all you have to do is book in a collection via the app. From there, your order will be collected, professionally packed at a nearby warehouse, sent out via the best carrier (deemed on a case-by-case basis) and finally, received by your happy customer.
Yes, it’s really that simple. It’s a piece of cake, in fact, it’s so easy, it’s a whole cake.
Let Weengs Help Your Business
Weengs instead of fulfilling orders yourself, you get:
- Convenient daily pick-ups direct from your shop
- A hassle-free pay-as-you-send model
- Greater control over packaging
- Access to the UK’s biggest carriers
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