How does fulfilment help businesses during the lockdown?

COVID-19 has affected not only the lives of Ukrainians but also Ukrainian business’. The virus has significantly changed reality. Today we have no choice but to adapt to new circumstances. Both Ukrainians and Ukrainian businesses do it well. During the lockdown period, online trading is gaining momentum. And there is a high probability that the adoption of online shopping may become a long-term trend: people who get used to the convenience of online shopping during lockdown may not want to return to the old method of shopping after it is over.

At this particular time, there are many opportunities for young entrepreneurs and chance for rapid business development

CEO of NP Logistic Andrii Nesterenko

Since the beginning of lockdown, a period of panic related to the epidemic has passed. Currently, Ukrainians and, in particular, businessmen, are ready to adapt to the situation. Analyzing the retail market, we can draw three conclusions:
1. Unambiguously, e-Commerce is growing rapidly due to the fact that the purchasing activity of Ukrainians on the Internet has increased. Many retailers have already faced a situation where their warehouse and staff are unable to cope with the load during this sales "peak". Even the world giants like Amazon and AliExpress were not ready for such a shopping boom, as evidenced by failures and delays in their orders.

2. In addition, some physical stores have decided in short order to go online. This is a fairly wise and timely decision. But some entrepreneurs have not yet fully understood all the intricacies and features of operating an online store. In fact, online sales are not just the transfer of goods from the seller to the purchaser, as most of the processes take place offline. There are a huge number of steps that are invisible to the average user including warehousing, order preparation and picking, packaging, shipping, and compound IT integration.

3. However some negative changes in the market can be noticed. At the first assessment - about 40% of market players suspended work for the lockdown period. This is mainly a segment of SMEs. There are several reasons. Firstly, some sellers are importers and depend on international supplies. Secondly, the popularity rating of the purchased product groups has changed, so sales of non-essential goods in the online store are decreasing. Thirdly, small entrepreneurs may simply not know what to do in such a situation. Therefore, they decided to close in temporarily sending existing staff on vacation at their own expense, and in some cases even sending transported goods from the warehouse homeward or to the garage.

We are ready to offer an ideal solution for all three of the above-mentioned scenarios. Do you want to sell easily and without delays during the lockdown period? We know how to help you! The integration of fulfilment from NP Logistic into your business will ensure nonstop sales and maximum efficiency! - Andrii Nesterenko affirms

Fulfilment services in Ukraine have been known and popular for 5 years. Earlier it was considered that an option like this is the prerogative of large companies and it is expensive. But it is not true. Thanks to circumspect placement and goods storage not only in the pallets form, but also in the form of boxes and even pieces, fulfilment from NP Logistic has become affordable providing qualitative outsourcing for online stores, even with small volumes of 30 orders per month.
Our company serves customers in all industries and deals with goods of different weight categories if such goods do not require specific storage conditions. Recently, Retailers investigated what Ukrainians buy the most while sitting at home. NP Logistic works with almost all product groups from this list, but, of course, extends beyond as well. The terms "work" and "fulfilment" mean the provision of a set of operations and services to conduct your goods from the moment of their finalization (order/purchase/delivery) to the moment of handing out (shipment/delivery) to the purchaser. At NP Logistic service, we offer perfectly adjusted processes for online orders processing, customer goods storing, a modern technological capacity, and the latest accounting system. Our company continues to work non-stop during the lockdown. We are in compliance with all sanitary norms and safety measures.
"Since mid-March, our fulfilment centers have experienced an overload. However, we quickly adjusted our processes to meet the new challenge. We hired additional warehouse personnel, expanded the capabilities of automated lines, shifted operating schedules, topology, and zoning in accordance with the launch of new projects. For example, one of our largest projects launched in late March involved the preparation of food kits for the charity event by Nova Poshta, ROZETKA, and the "Lifelover" foundation, as well as the preparation of the sets of medical goods in cooperation with Nova Poshta and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in coordination with the Office of the President. These goods were sent to hospitals in all regions of the country, and food kits were delivered to Ukrainian retirees," - said the CEO of NP Logistic. 

HOW OUR FULFILMENT CAN HELP MODERN BUSINESS’ DURING LOCKDOWN:First of all, I will emphasize the continuity of our processes. Orders are quickly prepared and arrive at our customer's purchaser on time. This is hugely important for the reputation of each market player.
Online stores, which now have increased sales, may soon face the problem of a lack of warehouse space and staff, and operating system failures due to the increased workload. The result of this is a failure of orders, and nervous tension. But everything can be completely different if you give us part of your goods or even all goods. Customer’s sales will work in a calm, well-established manner, and the entrepreneurs will be able to just sit at home, remotely monitoring inventory balances and order statuses. More importantly, they will have the time and opportunity to consider new business ideas which they may want to implement after the lockdown.
Believe me, entrepreneurs who decide to temporarily stop working have an alternative. They can easily transport their existing range of goods to our warehouse for storage. And if they receive an order from their purchaser, we will prepare and ship it in a timely manner. In this case, the customer pays only for the goods storage for each prepared order. In addition, at any time he /she can start selling other, more popular groups of goods. The large volume of our fulfilment centers and the capabilities of our operating system allow us to expand at any time. Don’t forget, we are fully responsible for the goods of our customers at any stage of our interaction with him/her.
For offline stores that are just opening online sales for themselves, our fulfilment will be an indispensable assistant. We will take care of all operational and logistical processes related to customer orders. After all, NP Logistic has been working in the fulfilment market for more than 5 years. We have extensive experience, strong production, a technological base, and refined processes. Most importantly, goods are always handled by qualified and trained staff. If you choose to work with us, your online sales will work quickly, and perfectly from the first order.

Believe me, entrepreneurs who decide to temporarily stop working have an alternative!

Andrii Nesterenko

But the most important factor for everyone, and not only during the lockdown period, is cost optimization. Our clients save significantly due to the fact that there is no need to pay fixed rent and maintenance of the warehouse, to hire staff, or to invest in the purchase of software and equipment, which are never cheap. We provide all this to him/her in an integrated manner. In addition, since March 20, we have reduced tariffs in order to help entrepreneurs during this period. For example, our minimum processing price now starts at UAH 18 (VAT free) per order and it includes picking, preparation, packaging, and shipment services.
As you can see, fulfilment really reveals many opportunities and new horizons for entrepreneurs. NP Logistic is an ideal partner for modern business, allowing you to work efficiently and qualitatively with customer orders, even during the lockdown period.
Good health, and easy sales to all! - Andrii Nesterenko sums up and wishes