In a sentence: Cost, Technology, Flexibility, and Multi-Channel functionality.
Margins are being squeezed, costs are rising in other parts of your business, so why should you pay more than you have to for your orders to be fulfilled? There's no logical reason.
You can use the marketing muscle of Amazon by placing your products on their site easily via our free 'Channels' module, but you won't have to pay their hefty fees.
Here’s an example….. Per order, our fees are £1.25 plus £0.20p per subsequent item within that order. This compares very favourably to Amazon's fees.
Another reason to use Cloud Fulfilment is that we don't penalise you for not being able to sell stock. Amazon charge a "semi-annual Long-Term Storage Fee" which is £882.50 per cubic metre for any "Units that have been stored in an Amazon Fulfilment centre for one year or longer". What's more this fee is in addition to their Inventory Storage Fee.
Furthermore more we don't take advantage of seasonal increases in demand. During October, November and December, obviously a period when consumer demand increases rapidly for Christmas, Amazon increase their inventory storage fees by approximately one third. We don't feel this is fair on any size business that often see’s this period as a time where they are best able to make profits.
Another reason is that our prices are transparent. You won't need a few hours to work out what your costs will be, you'll be able to establish them in a matter of seconds.
In one word: cost.