Geodis has opened a new facility in Coventry to provide rapid distribution services for ecommerce companies.
In April, this 7,000 m2 site became operational with the capacity to store more than 500,000 SKUs. It can process up to 5,000 orders per day.
Jean-Pierre Juteau, head of Geodis eLogistics Europe, said: “The eLogistics offering is the latest innovation from Geodis. The opening of this new eLogistics facility in the UK will allow new webshops, marketplaces and other kinds of ecommerce platforms to develop their businesses in a new geographical zone close to local markets.”
Geodis launched its eLogistics platform in 2020, it is designed to support e-retailers in outsourcing their logistics operations. It offers a complete logistics solution for order preparation and personalisation, inventory optimisation, transport organisation and returns management.
Furthermore, the eLogistics solution allows ecommerce companies of all sizes to efficiently outsource their logistics without the need for a large financial investment, thanks to shared multi-client warehouses and a more flexible contractual commitment.
Geodis’ eLogistics integrates seamlessly with the leading CMSs, ERPs and marketplaces. As soon as a buyer places an order online, the eLogistics teams take over the preparation and shipping of the order and any returns. E-merchants can track the progress of their business and their orders in real time thanks to the Visibility Portal, a digital platform at their disposal.
The logistics company now operates a total of six eLogistics platforms, located in the US, France and the UK, with space also available in Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. A total of 40,000 m2 of warehousing is dedicated to this offering.