Looking at third party quotes there is a reoccurring trend of smoke and mirrors in the fulfilment industry with regard to the integration of shopping carts and channels into fulfilment service providers software solutions.
Say you would like to add start selling not only through your website but you wanted to take orders from Amazon, eBay, Not On The High Street or even Tesco Direct. You can now have one stock control piece of software like ours that talks directly to all your shopping channels. Our competitors are trying to get away with 1. charging you to ‘setup’ with their service I. e. put your stock on their shelves and to make sure their software tools work. Not thank you for giving us the business we will take from here. 2. They all seem to be hell-bent on charging for every shopping channel integration on a one-off or even a month charge. I saw a competitive fulfilment service providers quote that wanted £79.00 per month to integrate orders from each shopping channel. Wow!
Let’s get a few things out on the table. Most fulfilment service providers are not I.T. literate people and the software they buy in to manage your stock and orders may very well be costing them money per integration but there are better tools out there including Mintsoft that we use internally. Don’t forget to ask the question about why the charges are in place when you look for competitive quotes.
I put it to you all to make sure you look around for the best fulfilment service for you but be aware that scalable charges sometimes are modular for a reason and not to benefit you Mr Customer.
If you would like to know more about our fulfilment service charges why not give us a call today or fill in one of our enquiry forms we would love to hear from you.