Business Situation: A West coast sporting goods importer needed an eCommerce fulfillment partner for national distribution. Their online business was booming and their customers demanded faster shipping times and lower rates. The company knew the answer was an eCommerce fulfillment distribution center in the Midwest who could provide a seamless solution. The question was Who?
The company wanted an eCommerce fulfillment partner who already understood the intricacies of online commerce. They wanted a company already familiar with integrating with their online shopping cart, who was an expert in streamlining the supply chain process, and conscientious and savvy enough to provide the very best service for their customers. And with fluctuating inventory levels throughout the various sports seasons and holiday surges, the sporting goods company needed an eCommerce fulfillment partner who could easily scale up or down as needed.
FW Solution: The solutions team at FW Warehousing came up with a plan that not only streamlined the order process, managed the entire supply chain process, and saved customers time and money, they also came up with a money- and time-saving solution that nobody ever considered. The eCommerce fulfillment solution was simple and flexible like others FW Warehousing had employed. The bonus benefit to the sporting goods company came when an FW team member recommended the carton sizes be reduced to save on shipping through UPS and FedEx. The results were tremendous.
Benefits: Teaming up with FW Warehousing as an eCommerce fulfillment partner, the sporting goods company was able to develop a scalable working relationship, gaining benefits from the years of eCommerce fulfillment experience at FW Warehousing as a national distribution provider in the Midwest. And the bonus of going from more than a dozen different shapes and sizes of product cartons to less than half of that saved the company hundreds in packaging costs and saved their customers thousands in shipping all while providing an ideal location to reach most customers throughout the continental United States in under two days.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
FW Warehousing has more than 50 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.
For more information about FW Warehousing and its complete warehousing, fulfillment and logistics capabilities, visit the FW Warehousing website.