In line with the robust and growing eCommerce market in the UK, third-party logistics (3PL) companies are increasingly offering solutions designed specifically for B2C and B2B businesses that trade online.
There are currently 45.36 million eCommerce users in the UK, with an additional 4.06 million users expected to be shopping online by 2021. Likewise, total UK eCommerce revenue is predicted to grow from USD$82.11 billion to USD$108.64 by 2021. Accordingly, UK businesses are seeking 3PL eCommerce solutions that can help them stay ahead of the curve with fast and streamlined online order fulfillment, warehouse management, and distribution services.
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James Hyde and James Strachan, founders of James and James, started the business back in 2010 after having trouble finding a satisfactory fulfilment solution for their own eCommerce business. Suffice it to say they know a thing or two about how eCommerce businesses and 3PL work, which is why their entire business is built on providing bespoke solutions specific to growing or established online brands.
3P Logistics specialises in storage, order processing, delivery, and customer service management for eCommerce businesses in the UK. The company has access to over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space across the UK, enabling 3PL fulfilment on a large scale. Integrations with Amazon, eBay, and other online marketplaces are also available.
South Lancs Industrial Estate, Lockett Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8DE UK
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Parcelhub is a multi-carrier shipping and eCommerce customer services solution. It integrates seamlessly with marketplaces, eCommerce platforms, OMS, WMS and ERP systems such as eBay, Amazon, WooCommerce, Magento, and Shopify. The company has two fulfilment centres and eight depots throughout the UK, handling nearly 4 billion items annually.
Torque has been operating since 1991, and in recent years has made a significant investment into technology to offer a more comprehensive eCommerce fulfilment solution spanning six warehouses throughout the UK. Torque’s warehouse management technology can be integrated with eCommerce solutions like Shopify, Magento, and WooCommerce, among others.
Storeship specialises in eCommerce fulfilment services and warehousing for online stores, in addition to Amazon and eBay sellers. There are no ongoing management or account keeping fees for standard Storeship accounts, which makes it an attractive option for businesses with varying logistics requirements on a month-to-month basis.
ProFS works with mid- to large-sized B2C and B2B eCommerce businesses in the UK and around the world. The company has two UK fulfilment centres in Kempston and Bedford, and offer same-day despatch from these locations. Integrations with Shopify, Magento and Amazon are also available.
Huboo offers end-to-end multi-channel fulfillment services for SMBs. They have direct integration with multiple eCommerce platforms, including Amazon, eBay, Shopify, and provide real-time stock management. No storage fee is charged for shipments for the first 2 months, and tailored pricing is available based on product type and volume.
QuickBooks Commerce’s inventory and order management software integrates with a range of 3PL providers, so you can easily export orders from all sales channels to your 3PL and shipping provider.
If you use other 3PL companies that either don’t integrate with other apps listed in our integrations page, our 3PL exporter plug-in allows you to filter and export your sales orders across all channels and send them directly to your 3PL company for order fulfilment.
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