TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS SERVICES
TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS SERVICES
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FED EX SMALL BUSINESS
B2B eCommerce can open national and global B2B markets for Small to medium enterprises (SME) hugely expanding their potential. Fed Ex small business can be a key freight and shipping option. FedEx Supply Chain offers services and knowledge over the entire shipping ecosystem including warehousing, value-added services, transportation management, reverse logistics and more. Fed Ex Cross Border can accept international orders with their proprietary international secure e-commerce technology creating a localized online checkout experience for international B2B customers, enabling connection with a larger customer base to grow on a global scale. FedEx Trade Networks provides worldwide freight forwarding services for modes and carriers that meet cost and scheduling needs by integrating air and ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, trade and customs advisory services, and other value-added services.
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
DB Schenker a leading global logistics provider — offering land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. With 68,000 employees in over 2000 locations worldwide, they are also a global leader in contract logistics with over 8 million sq.M of warehouse space in 750 locations in 50 countries. More suited to medium to larger companies, they have moved decisively into the B2B eCommerce space through their alliance with GSX, a B2B eCommerce solution provider located in the US. The GXS Trading Grid® B2B Gateway Linking with eSchenker — their one stop shop for managing the supply chain from Tracking and Scheduling to Booking and Reporting, enables trading partners, to integrate seamlessly, regardless technical capacity and protocol, with existing technology. With services including the Automotive, Consumer, Electronics, Industrial and Healthcare sectors they cater to all stages in the value chain, from procurement, production and distribution logistics, to after-sales service.
C H ROBINSON
SEKO Logistics supports B2B ecommerce with 120 offices in 40 countries worldwide serving all industry sectors, with vital in-country knowledge and service at the local level. They provide end to end Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. They do complete turnkey eCommerce solutions to replace legacy operations by website generation and maintenance, warehouse management, transportation management, routing instructions, and dynamic reporting. It’s an end-to-end supply chain solution for web based orders, which enables website based inventory management. SEKO’s Global infrastructure is made up of multi-user logistics facilities throughout the world, enabling stocking and fulfilling products orders for B2B ecommerce customers in a more timely and cost effective manner in each local market. SEKO’s recent partnership with Ali Baba in Hong Kong is evidence of its B2B ecommerce capability for supporting small and medium-sized companies requiring localized and cost efficient export processes and integrated services.
KHUNE + NAGEL GROUP
Founded in 1890 in Bremen, Germany, Kuehne + Nagel has grown into one of the world's leading logistics providers. Today, the Kuehne + Nagel Group has more than 1,300 offices in over 100 countries, with over 70,000 employees.The company provides sea freight, airfreight, contract logistics, and overland with integrated and customized logistics solutions and has the largest LCL network in the world today. Its advanced IT systems allow it to provide seamless visibility along the supply chain for B2B eCommerce customers. Kuehne + Nagel's single, global operational system and KN Login Web Solutions feature a unified look and feel across Kuehne + Nagelâ€™s business units - Sea, Air, Road and Contract Logistics.Their B2BGateway offers fully-integrated EDI for Kuehne + Nagel and can connect to many of the popular accounting packages and ERPs used today such as NetSuite, QuickBooks, Sage, Intacct and others.
MetaPack are the leading provider of eCommerce delivery management technology to enterprise retailers and brands. Their platform integrates 400 carriers and 4,000 delivery services such as Next Day, Click and Collect, Locker Boxes and International Delivery – ensuring that retailers and brands can offer delivery options and convenience for their customers.
For each and every order, MetaPack is able to identify the most appropriate delivery service for that particular customer, providing a seamless and personalised delivery experience, whilst removing manual and time consuming processes in the retailer’s warehouse.
MetaPack’s delivery management platform enables retailers and brands worldwide to strengthen their delivery proposition, generate customer loyalty and website conversion, ensuring every customer has the best delivery experience.
More B2B eCommerce Transport & Logistics Providers
DPDgroup is proud to be the international delivery network of GeoPost SA, a subsidiary of Le Groupe La Poste in France. It delivers 4 million parcels a day with a team of 60,000 delivery experts. They deliver to 230 countries using 28,000 pick up and delivery point mostly in Europe.They are an innovative and progressive group, their inroads into the B2C eCommerce space is evident and they seem to be approaching B2B ecommerce by, inter alia, partnering in B2B ecommerce conferences, etc. Website
For B2B eCommerce related companies in the US Pacific Northwest, Expiditors based in Seattle and with regional headquarters in London, Dubai, Shanghai and Singapore, might be an option to consider. Expeditors, with 16000 employees are located on 331 location in over 108 countries over 6 continents. They serve wholesale global logisitic and supply chains as well as customs and compliance with a leading edge information technology system operating on a single global platform with easy integration with legacy as well as off the shelf B2B ecommerce transport platforms. In addition, their combination of industry expertise, capabilities, and systems flexibility enables Direct integration with customers, suppliers or other parties to create efficiencies and speeds processes. According to a 2016 independent industry survey, quoted on the website, Expeditors was ranked #1 in Data Integration. Website
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Some Country Option Worth Noting
Aramex a B2B eCommerce logistics provider based in the UAE and listed on the Dubai Financial market, employs more than 13,900 people across 60 countries and is allied with 40 independent express companies from around the world. Aramex is centrally located at the crossroads between East and West, which allows the company to provide customized logistics solutions anywhere in the world and effectively reach a growing number of businesses and consumers regionally and globally. Its services include integrated logistics solutions, international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, secure records and information management solutions, and e-services, including e-business solutions. Aramex handles land, air and ocean freight and also provides logistics services such as warehousing, facility management and value added services such as labeling, kitting, to Co-Packing and on-Site Services. Through their “Drop and Ship” program, Aramex provides a dedicated forwarding import box in several countries around the world to which suppliers can ship domestically, with Aramex forwarding packages to the buyers’ receiving dock or doorstep. Aramex also has an SME program through which they provide valuable logistical services customized to SMEs’ needs. They also provide Startups and SMEs with commercial, training, mentorship and sustainability support. Their e-commerce solutions assist start-ups and established businesses in supply chain management, technical support, and using the latest technology, they provide everything from storage to order fulfillment and effective supply chain management. Website
Another B2B eCommerce Transport and Logistics option is across Europe is GLS. GLS covers 41 European countries and seven US states in the US, making it a competitor in the US Europe circuit for B2B eCommerce shipping parcel size orders. While it works with several other associated companies in the other European countries and US states, in Europe it has over a 100 depots and 62 transshipment hubs and over 26,000 own trucks on the roads.Its service include parcels, express and logistics for shippers and tracking redirection and other services on mobile and laptops for recipients all knitted yogether through the GLS app and web bases systems, making it an ideal option for B2B eCommerce. The country partners include: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. Website
Established in 2011 and supported by several venture funds including Carlyle in 2016, the company is fast becoming a major player in the eCommerce space in India. It is now in over 800 cities and 9000 PIM codes serving 100,000 sellers and shipping 320,000 products a day. Although with origins in B2C, it is increasingly seeing more B2B business, especially since Ali Baba was reported to be entering into a collaborative relationship with Dehlivery in 2016. Dehlivery provides Transportation Services including shipping freight services and special services such as reverse logistics, product replacement etc., Warehousing Services including B2C and B2B fulfillment, inventory and tracking, and market integration. Its Commerce Services include channel services and demand analytics. Website