In recent years, the popularity of cross-border e-commerce has made a number of new wealth creation myths. From the initial simple factory foreign trade volume order to the current cross-border seller buyers point-to-point retail order, no matter which stage, it is inseparable from an important component link: warehousing and delivery. And how to complete this link more efficiently and save cost has gradually become the focus of discussion for cross-border sellers.
After the intelligent automation upgrade of the industry, cross-border sellers' demand and concept refinement for cloud warehouse have gradually gained everyone's attention.
What is a cloud warehouse?
In brief, cloud warehouse is a kind of logistics warehousing, which is different from the traditional warehousing that we are familiar with. It is the centralized storage of the seller's goods in a warehouse to support one parcel delivery, cloud warehouse is responsible for the storage and circulation of goods, relying on the network to send instructions to complete the sorting, packaging and delivery of goods in the storage in order to achieve rapid goods storage and efficient management and circulation. From an economic point of view, sellers do not need to build their own warehouses and hire storage personnel, which saves huge costs.
What are the types of Dropshipping cloud warehouse?
At present, for international cross-border sellers, dropshipping cloud warehouse can be roughly divided into two categories: third-party storage cloud warehouse and e-commerce platform cloud warehouse.
Third-party warehouse cloud warehouse is mainly more independent warehouse cloud warehouse (such as: PFCShip cloud warehouse), greatly supporting the docking with the big e-commerce business platform as well as many e-commerce ERP software docking, which provides great convenience to sellers operating multiple e-commerce business platforms or independent station in centralized and unified management. Taking the cloud warehouse as the center, docking all e-commerce business platforms and logistics channels are realized, thus saving a lot of valuable time so as to put more energy on order growth.
As the name implies, the e-commerce cloud warehouse is the cloud warehouse opened by the e-commerce platform exclusively for the use of the sellers on its platform. The typical representative is the Amazon cloud warehouse, also the earliest e-commerce cloud warehouse in the real sense. Its rise cannot be separated from the data management and order of Amazon warehouse automated docking with the seller background center, and more rapid localization and efficient distribution. With more and more people using it, cloud warehouse, a now-known cross-border e-commerce platform, is the leader of the first team.
Why are more and more people starting to use cloud warehouses?
The popularity of cross-border e-commerce has directly ignited the entrepreneurial dream of many young people. Because of its simple entry conditions and flexible working hours, it has become the first choice of the new generation of young people. Sales require products, and products need a warehouse. For many cross-border sellers, the warehouse rental costs and the warehouse management expenses are a large fixed expenditure, and they have to bear the potential security risks.
In the initial business stage of cross-border sellers or the off-season period, the orders may not be as many as expected, but the cost of your warehouse and warehouse managers will not reduce because it is the initial stage and off-season, and the savings will be directly transferred into profits.
In sales season and holiday sales promotion every year ,many sellers have to face a problem, that is, order explosion, when the platform order management system and the customer service support are not collapsed, but its own warehouse shipments do. The orders are several times than the normal workload, so the order cannot be delivered within expected period. Besides, suddenly heavy workload may cause some risk of warehousing error. The losses caused by these risks are all unexpected and uncontrollable losses of the sellers.
In the fierce competition between cross-border sellers, lower operating costs and faster delivery time has become the key point of offline competition. Using cloud warehouse, one will not face the problems like insufficient place to store goods and high staff management costs, for the mature third-party logistics warehousing will meet any different order demand from 1-10000. Meanwhile, PFC Ship cloud warehouse is undoubtedly a perfect combination of the two. It can complete the shipment of goods within 24 hours from the order to the delivery, greatly improving the time efficiency of distribution while reducing the operating cost of sellers.
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