Direct-to-consumer e-commerce fulfillment company Alaiko has expanded into the UK.
To serve the local market, the company is partnering with a fulfillment center north of London. Alaiko enables shops to manage e-commerce operations from start to finish, using its platform, named the Alaiko Logistics Operating System, along with warehouse technology and robotics to pick, pack and ship orders and process returns. Alaiko intends to provide UK e-commerce businesses with a fulfillment option that helps them to seamlessly scale their business domestically and across Europe.
Alaiko’s software offering combines processing and logistics in an end-to-end solution. Alaiko’s platform offers brands full transparency and control across the whole supply chain. Once an order is received, Alaiko uses automation and robotics to enable picking, packing and shipping with efficiency and precision, and businesses can follow and manage this entire process in real time. Communication for tracking and self-service options enable brands to focus on growth while offering a great customer experience.
Alaiko also empowers brands to increase sales through its track and trace offering. Alaiko’s delivery tracking emails, which typically have very high open rates, do not redirect customers to third-party sites like delivery providers. Instead, they send customers to a dedicated tracking page in the brand’s online shop. This enables e-commerce brands not only to trace the traffic of their link but also to retarget customers with personalized marketing.
Jan Sapper, CEO of Paperlike, said, “As a global DTC brand, we work with various fulfillment providers in different regions. Alaiko stands out with its tech-first approach of modern warehousing and its software that leads to highly efficient operations. With the launch of the UK warehouse, we expect an even better experience for our customers in the UK and to grow our business faster.”
Moritz Weisbrodt, CEO of Alaiko, commented, “Alaiko’s UK launch is an exciting growth step and we see huge potential in this market for brands looking for a more effective way to deliver for their customers. We’re looking forward to facilitating warehouse and logistics for UK and EU customers. We believe that the people scaling an e-commerce brand deserve the best tools at their fingertips to run a business effectively and look after their customers, so we created an intuitive, industry-leading service. We run the logistics so that businesses can focus on growth.”
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