In the ongoing Covid era D2C market has seen the rocket speed growth due to the transition of retail businesses into Omnichannel category. Besides a great product, a D2C brands requires secure warehousing solution to reach their customer in fastest and most efficient manner possible. Time taken for a product shipped from a seller end to a consumer address is one of the deciding factor for a D2C brand to ace the business amongst their competitors. Which requires both software solutions for automating inventory management and fulfillment services for rapid deliveries. Here are the top platforms providing warehousing/fulfillment solutions to D2C sellers across India.
Unicommerce eSolutions is India‘s largest e-commerce focused supply chain SaaS platform and processed over 20% of India’s e-commerce volumes. Unicommerce’s Warehouse management solution enables sellers to streamlines everyday operations in the warehouse. It’s one of the largest e-commerce focused Warehouse solution providers and manages over 6000 warehouses and processes over 300 Mn orders annually. It’s designed to operate in an omnichannel retail scenario where virtual and physical marketplaces overlap each other and allow e-tailers to manage all e-commerce operations on a single platform. The solution is methodically aligned with the best warehousing practices in the industry. Being an e-commerce first solution, picking and putaway optimizations for different marketplaces and logistics providers are already built-in, enabling brands to do 100k+ dispatches in a day through efficient processes and automation.
Shiprocket Fulfillment is a unique offering by India’s leading eCommerce shipping enabler, Shiprocket. It provides end-to-end warehousing and fulfillment solutions to brands and sellers who sell directly to customers, either through their website, or social circles, and so on. Shiprocket, understand that no matter how small your order volume is, taking care of your inventory and processing orders is always a difficult task to perform. The brand has fulfillment centers across the country that allows sellers to fulfill their orders from a center closest to their customer. Therefore, you get to offer same-day delivery and next-day delivery to customers. With 8 fulfillment centers across India Shiprocket provides, free storage for 30 days from the day you connect your store with Shiprocket Fulfillment. The Platform offers you a single platform for order, inventory, and catalog management.
Delhivery, an Indian company, was incepted in 2011 and recently funded by Softbank pushing it into the coveted unicorn club of India. They have a large scale logistics network of 2500 direct delivery centres along with 8000 partner centres and 14000 vehicles. This coupled with their new-age warehouses provide an end-to-end fulfilment solution for eCommerce sellers.They run 75 fulfillment centers across India, with over 4 million sq ft of storage. The proprietary warehouse management system is integrated with all the major demand channels and courier partners. They offer inventory management and visibility through their proprietary Warehouse Management system.They offer separate services for B2B and B2C customers and the orders can be aggregated from various portals.
DHL eCommerce Fulfillment:
DHL is a German company and has been in India since 1979 and along with its sister divisions DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain, DHL Global Forwarding and subsidiary Blue Dart, the Group offers end-to-end solutions for eCommerce retailers. As part of their fulfilment service, they offer inventory receiving & put away, inventory storage, pick & pack, returns processing, and domestic & international shipping. DHL currently runs some nine million sq ft of warehousing along with a Distribution Center in Delhi. Inventory levels are provided online in the Inventory section of fulfillment portal wherein inventory snapshot reports are also available. For International Deliveries, The option works out best if a majority chunk of your deliveries are cross-border since DHL enables quick fulfillment of orders at all times to popular destinations such as the U.S. and Europe. DHL mandates some country specific minimum orders per day.