Transport and logistics provider GEODIS is launching an extended GEODIS eLogistics service in the US. The service provides best-in-class eCommerce fulfilment solutions to emerging direct-to-consumer brands. The new service leverages GEODIS’ global expertise and utilises strategically placed US logistics hubs to support new and emerging brands seeking a 3PL provider who can not only fulfil orders, but scale with their business.
GEODIS eLogistics features multi-tenant, automated fulfilment centres designed to support faster, convenient and more affordable shipping experience for US brands. US eCommerce revenue from fashion and accessories expected to grow from $102.5 billion in 2019 to $153.6 billion in 2024. Consumer behaviour is shifting from bricks and mortar to eCommerce. As a result, emerging brands are increasingly seeking 3PLs to enhance their logistical solutions to meet the demand.
“At GEODIS, we have a proven track record of providing value-added, end-to-end supply chain solutions. We have a wide range of global clients,” said Eric Douglas, Executive VP of Technology and Engineering at GEODIS, Americas. “With GEODIS eLogistics, we are able to utilise our global expertise with large, enterprise brands. We scale to meet the unique fulfilment needs of startups and growing eCommerce retailers through our flexible and cost-effective solution.”
Strategic locations across the US
GEODIS will operate the service from four new strategic GEODIS eLogistics locations across the US. The GEODIS eLogistics centre in Plainfield, Ind., is currently fulfilling orders. Two additional locations in California and New Jersey will be fully operational before peak season this year. An automated facility will be going live in Tennessee in Q1 of 2022. These four nodes are strategically located to provide two-day shipping to 91% of US mainland population using standard shipping services. GEODIS’ new eLogistics sites complement the supply chain operator’s more than 150 current warehouse facilities across the US alone.
GEODIS eLogistics utilises its fulfilment network and volume discounts, including dedicated year-round capacity, to minimise transportation costs. The company will ensure fast delivery, and provide visibility on inventory, shipment data and tracking information. GEODIS eLogistics centres will utilise robotics and automation for goods-to-person fulfilment to help deliver goods to the end consumer faster.
Additionally, GEODIS eLogistics features guaranteed storage where brands only pay for what they use down to the cubic inch. The company says no order minimums and no contract commitments are required. GEODIS eLogistics offers an integration with Shopify, with plans to quickly expand marketplace connectivity. In the future, emerging brands can scale with GEODIS as operations grow as the supply chain operator offers customised solutions for businesses of all sizes across its global network.
Enterprise Times: What this means for business?
As eCommerce continues to drive consumer demand, there’s been a raft of new announcements from fulfilment companies across the globe. The delivery of products to the consumers’ door is the final and possibly the most vital component of the customer journey. The challenge for providers is having the infrastructure or network to deliver coast to coast, or across international borders. GEODIS eLogistics extension of locations across the US will put the company in a good position to compete with larger outfits. Technology has disrupted many industries and sectors in business. Fulfilment is ripe for disruption and automation. Organisations such as GEODIS providing automated fulfilment solutions to retailers will be in prime position to benefit from the growth of eCommerce.