Gary Rees, Managing Director of logistics firm Seko Synergy, has published a “white paper” regarding fulfilment. In it he explores the benefits and problems that exist when ecommerce SMEs engage a fulfilment firm to help them operate or grow.
He looks at the difference between drop-shipping and fulfillment, the type of sellers who can benefit most from using a fulfillment firm and also some of the problems you might face. Of particular interest to me were how fulfillment can help you if you have massive changes in seasonal demand or if you want to experiemnt with selling overseas.
You can download the White Paper here.
You might well have met Gary Rees of Seko at one of the IWOCA online seller meet-ups around the country and he certainly knows what he’s doing and talking about.
If you’re looking to develop your business, or have significant seasonal surges that you struggle to cope with, then this white paper is well worth a read.