It’s hard to believe, but just 15 or so years ago, e-commerce stores were trying to break into the mainstream. Though eBay had found early success with online auctions, and had made headway with selling books, many still scoffed at the idea of purchasing everyday items, clothing, and more from stores that didn’t physically exist.
For some, it was an issue of trust and security, not wanting to place their financial information on the mysterious internet. For others, they simply didn’t understand why they would buy shoes or a blender online when they could go up the road and purchase one.
Things have changed quite a bit, and online shopping is the new mainstream norm. You can buy just about everything online with a few clicks of a mouse or taps of your finger. Because of that, it’s in the best interest of most retailers to have some sort of online storefront. It gives you more reach and ultimately, more selling power.
But, with great retail power comes great logistical responsibility.
With a need for more customizable and varied shipping options, many retailers have turned to third-party logistics companies (3PLs) to help with their fulfillment needs. But, why stop there? At King, we’ve found the best solution is often the all-in-one variety.
And that’s why we provide one source, online storefront and fulfillment services.
We’ve provided logistic and fulfillment services for online retailers for more than 25 years. But, we found that some businesses resisted adding an online store to their model because it seems like too much work or is too confusing.
Since we were already managing and shipping inventory, we thought why not set up online shops for our customers?
So, we started doing that, and the results have been great. Imagine having an online storefront that sells your product and ships it to your customers, and you don’t have to worry about any of the setup and on-going management. Selling online couldn’t be easier.
Our Storefront Fulfillment Services
With this service, we provide you with one point of contact to handle:
- Storefront setup (complete with pictures, pricing, etc.)
- Inventory management
- Order fulfillment
- Shipment tracking
- Advanced shipping notifications
- Real-time adjustments
- Global reach
- And more!
Better yet, when you have a question or need something changed regarding any of this, you handle it all with a single phone call.
To start things off, we set up the store, and handle as much or as little as needed. If you want to add and adjust products, you can. Otherwise, we can take care of it for you. When an order is made on the store, we’re notified and we fulfill the order from there.
We see it as more of a 3PE (third-party everything) service than a 3PL.
If you’d like to see how we could benefit your online presence, give us a call or send us an email. It’s not the year 2000 anymore. Your customers are ready and waiting on the internet.