A look at Global ecommerce Growth for Fulfillment and Distribution
Fulfillment services and distribution are two key elements of UK ecommerce, helping hundreds of companies to operate, fulfil orders and keep their customers happy. However after a period of growth, ecommerce in the UK is now set to stabilise, as the market matures.
What this means is that the initial boom is slowing down and British companies are now looking further afield to Europe, the US, and China, to secure a profitable future. To ensure a healthy growth for your own company outside of Europe, you will need to find ecommerce fulfillment services that you can rely on – but what else does this mean for ecommerce businesses and how can they ensure that their operations still thrive as a result?
Growth within the Global market
A look at figures in Germany and the US show that the parcel delivery markets are set to double by 2025. These figures have been predicted due to the ever increasing need of the digital shopper. China is the world leader however in ecommerce, the Chinese market projected to total $1.6 trillion in 2018. Whereas the UK ecommerce business is only set to increase by around 11% next year, China’s ecommerce market is growing at a far more impressive rate.
One major preoccupation for UK retailers is of course Brexit. Logistics and border-crossing could both to suffer when the UK makes its’ grand exit from the EU. British entrepreneurs and ecommerce businesses are already tapping into new horizons, testing the water so to speak, to see just what could be possible in the future if they need to move their businesses away from the UK.
Learning about what different countries do however is a vital part in this learning curve; for example, in France, parcels are never left with neighbours. In Germany, you do not need to pay for your purchase until you have tried and tested it, returns policies being big business and a major part of the job of ecommerce fulfillment services and their distribution services.
What is certain is that there is unrest in the UK, both for online and traditional retailers. The advantage that online retailers have of course is that their businesses have no physical and geographical base. What this means, is that if needs must, they can trade from other countries outside of the UK and within the EU.
Maximising the potential of having a “made in Britain” label
The most adventurous of entrepreneurs however are looking further afield than Europe and to the US or China. Running an online business has the magical advantage of your product being available to anyone anywhere in the world, and being able to accept orders 24/7 compared to selling from a physical shop.
To ensure that your product is a success outside of Europe however, once again, it needs to be tried and tested. Perhaps your product is already available in China, at a much reduced cost? Perhaps your product is something typically “British” and unheard of in the US –products that are labelled “made in Britain” or “British” certainly demand a premium price! All these are things that you need to take into consideration before trying to tap into the Global market of ecommerce.
How fulfillment and distribution can help with global growth
One problem that you do not need to worry about for global commerce is your ecommerce order fulfillment and distribution. With third party fulfillment services
offering their services at affordable rates, and with shipping times constantly decreasing as routes improve with demand, having your product distributed not just nationwide but globally should never become a headache or problem for you and your business.
When it comes to venturing into the world of global ecommerce, you really need to find a reliable fulfilment services partner that will understand your needs and work with you to provide a top class service. At Fulfillment Logistics, we always put our customers first, and work with brands from both the UK and across the world. We have lots of experience in working with ecommerce businesses to provide them with efficient pick and pack services – and we’d love to help you too!
If you’re looking to work with a new ecommerce fulfillment services provider, then get in touch with our friendly team today to find out how we could help your business to offer an efficient and professional service to its customers. Contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 0333 2000 881 – we look forward to hearing from you!
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