Find Out How London Boutiques Are Bringing Their Bespoke Items to Customers Worldwide
Boutique shops are wonderful places, not only are they full of bespoke, high-quality products, but they also feel exclusive. Knowing that they are either the only store of that name or perhaps just one of a few, makes the customer feel incredibly special. While this is wholly positive for the end-customer, it also illustrates one issue for the shopowners – how do you expand your business when you’re limited to one location? And also, how do you ship your items all over the world with relative ease?
Even though London is one of the most-visited cities in the whole world, having a static location means that only a certain amount of people can access your wares. So regardless of whether your shop is in the capital or not, every boutique owner needs to begin shifting their products online. But that’s easier said than done.
The first step in doing this is relatively easy, creating your online shop. By partnering with an ecommerce platform like Shopify, most of this work is straightforward. While if you want greater control over your website, you can use tools like Squarespace. You can get your shop out there with sponsored adverts, social media and SEO, but when the shop is ready and receiving orders, how do you go about fulfilling them?
Many shops start off doing this all themselves but it can often be a futile set of tasks because of how much time it takes and the fact that it incapacitates a member of staff for the best part of the day. For these exact reasons, many boutiques in London have begun outsourcing their order fulfilment with a new type of service.
Collected, Packed & Shipped – From Your Shelves to Doorsteps Worldwide
Boutique shops and the traditional method of outsourcing order fulfilment have always been an unhappy pairing. Old-fashioned 3rd-party logistics services require brands to send half of their products to a warehouse outside of London so they can manage your orders for you. Not only does this mean you lose half of the stock you ordinarily sell to physical customers but also makes it a much harder task to manage said stock.
If only there was a different way of doing things…
For a long time, this was the only solution available, and it meant that independent shops couldn’t justify outsourcing order fulfilment. Noticing this particular problem,
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Weengs’ drivers come to your London-based shop in a convenient 2-hour timeslot unique to your shop, returns each product in Weengs (or Weengs’ padded) bags, professionally packs them, uses an algorithm to find the best carrier for the job and then ships it off via a variety of tracked services.
Fragile Items? Fear Not…
So far, so good. But what about the quality? As well as professional packers with decades of experience in the logistics industry, Weengs has state-of-the-art equipment and machinery that can manufacture bespoke boxes in seconds. Able to cater to fragile items, awkward shapes and sizes and much more, each item is thoroughly packed to a consistently high standard.
If your customers prefer a certain carrier or shipping method that can be achieved too. By opting for
Having this new method of order fulfilment makes fulfilling online orders incredibly easy for boutique stores as it not only guarantees a sterling product for each delivery, but it doesn’t compromise your, or your staff’s, time. Many shops have been wasting up to 4 hours a day on order fulfilment. Weengs is the new way of reclaiming that time, saving money and hassle in the process.
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