Our e-business based in Europe is ready to outsource order fulfillment. Half our orders are in the USA, half the rest of the world, so we want a company with warehousing in the USA and Europe. A couple of hours on google haven't produced anything : there seem to be some nice little companies in the USA but they don't have bases in Europe. And the big names (eg PFSWeb)are just way too expensive for the likes of us? Any one come up dealt with a third party fulfillment company that they think would be right for little old us?
If you're looking for smaller companies, that might be hard to find. It might be easier to look in a directory like dmoz, or maybe a smaller one that just concentrates on logistics like freightworld.com.
Msg#: 3423 posted 10:42 am on Mar 27, 2005 (gmt 0)
thanks for all those suggestions.
all the multi base fulfillment providers that I contacted basically said we were too small to interest them, so I think the only solution for small companies such as ours would be to contract fulfillment to two operators, one in the USA and one in the UK, for example; when you look for single base operations there's a lot more to choose from and you can find plenty of people willing to work with small and growing companies.
For ourselves, we decided to go with Swiss Post, who run a small fulfillment operation here in Lyon, dropping the idea of going for a multi center solution. maybe we'll come back to it when (if!) we get a little bigger.