Welcome to Elm Fulfilment
Elm Fulfilment can help to make your life easier by taking care of your fulfilment services. Using our services, you can also save on the expense of purchasing or renting your own warehouse while simultaneously providing your customers with a first-class shopping experience.
The rise of e-commerce has helped many businesses to expand their ecommerce fulfilment services, and its continued popularity also makes it the ideal sector for start-ups. However, the additional overhead costs can take their toll on your company’s profits. When you use Elm Fulfilment, you needn’t worry about transport, labour, and warehousing. Our bespoke e-commerce solutions let your business operate at maximum efficiency while also enjoying healthy profits.
Our Specialist Fulfilment Services
Fulfilment services is just part of what we do here at Elm Fulfilment. However, as industry specialists, we know that businesses may require more than a helping hand to pick, pack, and post their products.
For this reason, we offer an extensive range of services that can be individually tailored to our e-commerce clients.
Save time and money by letting us do the sourcing for you. We’ll source the services and products that you need at a reasonable price. We can evaluate and negotiate with different suppliers, manage your company’s inventory, and provide resources to take care of your supplier accounts.
Whatever the size of your business, we can provide vital cash flow to help keep your company on track.
Our extensive infrastructure network lets us ship items all around the globe by air, sea, rail, and road.
With 500,000 square feet of storage space, we’re amply equipped to safely and securely stock your products in our warehouses.
Our logistics service operates 24/7 and includes everything from articulated lorries to light commercial vehicles. We can also handle time-critical and weekend deliveries depending on your needs.
Quickly processing orders and checking for quality before your goods are despatched helps to keep your customers coming back for more.
Using seamless integration, we can boost your online e-commerce platform to cost-effectively manage, pack, and deliver your stock. We also offer bespoke packaging solutions to put your company’s name on your packing materials.
If your lead generation needs a boost, we can help you create a website that truly sells.
Drop shipping is a profitable business, but only if you do it right. Our bespoke platform makes it easy to purchase inventory when you need it via third parties, saving you from having to keep hold of the stock yourself.
Marketing, Design, and Photography
If you want your brand and your goods/services to be noticed, we can help with every aspect of marketing and design. We can also ensure that the photos that appear on your website showcase your products in the best possible light.
If you don’t have a dedicated communications person, why not let us help promote your business and reach your target audience instead?
We can help guide you on the road to success with a wide range of online courses that include everything from SEO and PPC marketing to CRO and Shopify stores.
If you’re new to the e-commerce world or are struggling to cope with day-to-day admin, we can help with many vital aspects of running a business, including tax preparation and filing, payroll, real-time accounting, and accruals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a fulfilment service provider?
A fulfilment service provider is there to make your company’s life easier by preparing and shipping orders to customers on your behalf. As a third-party provider that specialises in logistics, they can help you expand your customer reach by fulfilling orders cost-effectively, accurately, and quickly. In a world where online shopping is rapidly expanding, it makes perfect sense to use a fulfilment service provider rather than try to cope with seasonal fluctuations in-house.
What are the types of fulfilment?
Order fulfilment can be broken down into four main types of orders: outsourced, in-house, hybrid, and drop shipping. The first two types are self-explanatory. Drop shipping is similar to outsourcing, except it takes the hassle and insurance risks out of keeping the stock yourself. When you or your company sells a product, you then purchase it from a third party that takes on responsibility for the order and the shipping. Hybrid fulfilment is an even more flexible model that allows you to create your preferred blend of fulfilment options. For example, you might wish to use a drop shipping specialist for some items such as those which are large, expensive, or infrequently bought and keep the rest of your orders in-house.
What is the best fulfilment service?
If you’re looking for the best fulfilment service, Elm Fulfilment comes highly recommended. We tick all the boxes when it comes to what our clients require such as fast and efficient shipping speeds, packaging options, branding options, returns management, value-for-money, and conveniently located fulfilment warehouses.
How do I choose a fulfilment service?
Apart from following the key criteria mentioned above, we suggest that you research what volume of orders each service specialises in. Some companies, for instance, focus on working with start-ups and small businesses while others concentrate on dealing with high-volume online shops and high-street brands. You should also base your choice depending on your budget.
What is e-commerce fulfilment?
E-commerce fulfilment is the process of shipping your online stock to customers. It includes storing, sorting, selecting, packaging, and delivering your products to your customers. Usually, the initial stage of the e-commerce fulfilment process is integrated with your shopping cart software, allowing the key details of every order that is placed on your sales site to be forwarded or shared directly with the third-party fulfilment provider.
Is fulfilment the same as logistics?
Fulfilment is just one element of logistics as logistics also includes inventory control, movements within a company, and transportation between different locations. Logistics also includes warehousing which concentrates on where the raw materials and finished products are stored before they’re fed into the production processes or sold. Order fulfilment is a logistics process that relates to fulfilling customer orders. It can also include dealing with customer returns.