Shipment cost is what acquires a major part of your costs in eCommerce. Reducing costs, availing you with early COD, maximum serviceable pin codes and reducing shipment TAT are our USP.
Managing Logistics is the greatest challenge for any eCommerce company especially in a country like India with a vast territory. With the advancements in eCommerce, even the logistics industry is witnessing innovation and implementing technological support to cater to such high demands.
And now it is possible for online buyers to track their consignment from the date of dispatch from the factory or warehouse till its’ delivery at the consignee’s address. The task of delivering shipments becomes even more strenuous during weather disturbances such as rainy season or when extensive areas get flooded and many bridges are damaged.
Before the advent of the eCommerce industry, retailers sourced goods either from manufacturers or distributors. And now that we have a plethora of online shopping stores, the intermediaries cease to exist, leading to deals directly done between the supplier and end-user: C&F (clearing and forwarding agents), distributors, dealers, and retailers have no role in this direct selling process.
With these intermediaries removed, eCommerce shipping has become an essential part of the supply chain management and emerged as a highly specialized service with the majority of them being managed by eCommerce companies themselves.
Logistics is a congregation of various processes such as inventory management, warehousing, packaging, labeling, billing, shipping, payment collection, return, and exchange. All these put together turn into an exigent task, that requires a full-proof strategy to be accomplished. Apart with these, logistics also requires thorough knowledge about territories, roads and road conditions, regulations regarding the movement of goods, and transport laws. The principal purpose of creating a logistics unit is much to deliver parcels much faster, safer, and more accurately.
How eCommerce Logistics Works
A logistics company functions in two directions:
- Forward Direction – Distribution and delivery of goods to buyers.
- Reverse Direction – Exchanging or replacement of defective, damaged or wrong shipments.