Amazon Distribution Centres

Amazon Distribution Centres
Amazon Distribution Centres

They say it started off in the mid 1990’s. Based in Seattle, Amazon shared its office with a dog and shelves of books.

Amazon now have 100’s of warehouses, 10’s of 1,000’s employees and store 1,000,000,000’s of items. There is even a dedicated team who look after Distribution Centre tours.

The are called fulfilment centres as they not only store goods, they offer a fulfilment service; their associates, pick, pack and ship orders.

Amazon state that their fulfilment centres, can track millions of orders daily, fulfil the vision of their engineers and developers as well as career paths.

Amazon have more than 175 fulfilment centres around the world and 150 million square feet of warehousing space.

If you are looking for a cost effective alternative to Amazon, get in touch today!
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Amazon Repack Service

Amazon Repack Service
Amazon Repack Service

Amazon Repack Service bought to you by Storeship Limited is a cost effective alternative to storing all your items at Amazon’s own Distribution Centres.

Amazon charge a lot of money to store goods in their warehouses. By using our Amazon Repack Service, you will save yourself time and money. You may need to remove stock from Amazon, get it re-labelled and send it back in. This will appear as new stock as far as Amazon is concerned.

If you need to store goods with us to be feed into the Amazon Distribution Centres, our Amazon Repack Service is what you need, it is efficient and simple to use. Simply send us your request and your Amazon UPS labels, we’ll look after the rest!

Our Amazon Repack Service can be used in conjunction with your Amazon account or used as a stand alone service. We also offer our Amazon Order Fulfilment Service to compliment our Amazon Repack Service.

Amazon is a popular marketplace for selling online, we can obtain your orders throughout the day and our in-house I.T. system automatically downloads them into our own fulfilment software to be processed, packed and shipped the same day.

You can request a quote for our Amazon order fulfilment service by using the form on our contact page or alternatively feel free to call one of our sales staff to discuss your personal requirements.

Get in touch today and find out how easy it is for you to work with us!

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Supplements Fulfilment

Supplements Fulfilment
Supplements Fulfilment

Storeship Ltd are a specialised Supplements Fulfilment company, we have vast experience of handling and posting all manner of Supplements including, CBD Oil, Bodybuilding Supplements and Vitamins.
Our dedicated Supplements fulfilment team are on hand to help allocate the correct space requirements as well as labelling and ensuring accurately picking and packing of your Supplements.
We ensure that all your delicate Supplements products are safely and securely packaged. Storeship’s warehouse is equipped with all necessary Supplements handling equipment including dedicated and smaller shelves to save space and reduce any unnecessary storage costs, coupled with our London W1 postal address and bespoke street address that can give your Supplements business that extra boost and exclusivity.
With no minimum order quantity we can store, pick and pack all your clothing direct to wholesalers, retailers and consumers, all under a white label and from just 60p per order.
Contact our team today for full pricing and see what we can do to streamline your customer experience.

Some of the items we can ship;

  • CBD Oil,
  • Vitamins and Vitamin Multi-Packs
  • Minerals,
  • Body Building Supplements,
  • Food Supplements,
  • Nutritional Supplements,
  • Herbal Remedies,
  • Oil Supplements,
  • Healthcare Capsules,
  • Extract Tablets,
  • Animal Conditioning Supplements,
  • Energy Shots,
  • Sports Supplements,
  • Powder Supplements

Get in touch today and find out how easy it is for you to work with us!

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VAT and Storeship Fulfilment House

VAT and Online Resellers

VAT and Fulfilment

V.A.T. means Value Added Tax. It’s a tax that VAT-registered traders in the EU add to the price of the goods they sell and pass on to the national tax authorities when they file their tax returns. You may need to be registered for VAT to be able to sell goods within the UK. In fact if you sell goods in an EU country, it’s likely you may be required to register for Value Added Tax (VAT) in each country you sell in.

Remember: it’s the responsibility of each Storeship seller to ensure they are VAT-compliant and you should seek professional advice if you are unsure of your obligations.

Take this simple test to see if you need to register for VAT https://litmustest.kpmg-vat-compliance.com/

Where is your business established?

In the UK
You need to register for VAT in the UK if:

  • You store goods in the UK; and
  • You sell them to consumers based in the UK; and
  • Your sales exceed the UK domestic VAT threshold of £85,000.

You may also need to register for VAT separately in other EU countries if:

  • You sell goods to consumers in other EU countries.

In a different EU Country
You need to register for VAT in the UK if:

  • You store your goods in the UK or
  • You sell to UK-based consumers (non-business); and
  • Your sales exceed the UK distance selling VAT threshold of £70,000.

Outside the EU
You need to register for VAT in the UK if:

  • You sell goods that you store in the UK to customers based in the EU.

You may also need to register for VAT separately in other EU countries if:

  • You sell goods to consumers in other EU countries.

How do you register for VAT?

Firstly, you’ll need to establish if you need to register for VAT. If you need to register you’ll have to submit an application form to the H.M.R.C. (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) When you have completed the VAT registration process you will be given your VAT number. You will need your VAT number to;

  • File your VAT Tax Return
  • Issue VAT Invoices, remember to add 20% to your goods.
  • Claim money back on your business expenses.

Please ensure that you are VAT compliant.

Get in touch if we can be of more assistance.

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What is FBA?

Everything you ever need to know about FBA, Fulfilment by Amazon

Storeship - Fulfilment by Amazon

FBA, Fulfillment by Amazon.

So when are you going to need this? Amazon state that they sell it and ship your products. They go on to say that they have one of the most advanced fulfilment networks in the world. Your products are stored at Amazon’s fulfilment centres and they pick, pack and ship and provide customer services and returns.

How much does FBA, Fulfilment by Amazon cost? More than you might think. It’s an expensive option. Let’s face it, if Amazon are going to offer you many extras including customer services and returns you’re going to pay for it. How good is there customer services? Have you ever called an overseas call centre? Bet you have!

When you are a young and growing business you will be looking to make as many savings as possible. Is it not better to give your customers a personal touch? Start off by giving your customers a great customer experience and looking after customer services. You will impress your customers and they will come back for more. You’ll need to do this especially at the beginning of your eCommerce empire. As you grow you can outsource various areas of your  operation to professionals.

Work with Storeship for all your Amazon orders!

You may have been in business for a little while now? You have spent your time making sure that your brand is becoming better known and that sales are starting to come in. You are also starting to wear the many hats required in business. At some point you will realise that your efforts are going to be better placed in areas of the business that make sales happen and not filling packs for customers.

We can help you work with multi-channel fulfilment centres including Amazon.  Indeed, we integrate our systems with Amazon to be able to draw your orders through our simple yet effective platforms so you don’t have to get involved. Sure, at the moment we don’t offer customer services but compare us on price and service and you’ll be very nicely surprised.

Storeship’s Fulfilment Services allow you business to grow quickly. Our warehouse, procedures and systems are all highly tuned with your fulfilment  in mind. You only pay for the services you use. We handle all of the small details allowing you to concentrate on growing your business.

Get in touch today and find out how easy it is for you to work with us!

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Start-up’s Guide to eCommerce Fulfilment with Storeship

What every Start-Up needs to know about using Storeship fulfilment services.
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Start up guide to Fulfilment with Storeship

You’ve probably been selling online for some time now? Maybe you are thinking about starting an eCommerce business? We love entrepreneurs and enjoy partnering with them on their business journey!

If you have got to the stage of enquiring about Storeship fulfilment service, you probably have lots of questions to ask us.

We often receive enquiries asking very general questions like “Can you tell me about your fulfilment services?” Most of the information can be found on our website. We have web pages with information on things like; integrations, storage, online selling, postal charges, shipping management and many more. With a little research you can find out a lot of information. We have also written some information which we hope will be helpful.

The Beginners Guide to eCommerce fulfilment with Storeship.

Detailed below are considerations that you must think about before you make your enquiry with us.

Your boxed product.

So how come this is the first item on our list? Well, the dimensions and weight of your final packaged product has an effect on storage, fulfilment fee, packaging and postal charges. You need to tell us;

  • The dimensions of your fully packaged boxed (or Jiffy type bag) product.
  • The final weight of your packaged product.
  • The value. This could have a bearing on tracked or untracked postage.
  • Will your product require outer packaging, jiffy bag or outer box?
  • Does your product have a SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) number and / or is it barcoded? It is very important that we can identify each and every SKU that you have with us. If you have clearly marked SKU numbers and / or barcodes we can offer you more accuracy when picking your order.
Delivery

Think about how much stock you will be sending us. We can accept orders direct from customs and UK deliveries also. You might want to drop it off yourself . Stock will be dependant on your sales, actual or estimated, and your cash-flow. We will need to find space to securely store your products. How much storage space will you need will be dependant on;

  • How many items in total?
  • How many SKU’s?
  • Dimensions of total delivery (product dimensions X number of products)
  • How many pallets are you sending?

All delivery quantities will be entered onto our Control Panel where you have 24/7 access.

Storage

When we have received your goods, we will need to find secure storage for them. We have two very large warehouses so have plenty of space. Some of your products will be placed on a shelf for easier picking. The balance of your products will go on pallets. Pallets are calculated at 100cm X 120cm X 220cm. Shelf space is calculated at 90cm X 45cm X 35 cm. With these figures you could estimate storage required.

Orders
  • How many orders do/will you receive every month?
  • How many items would be in the one package?
  • Do you need inserts like promotional leaflets, business cards etc?
  • Will your product require outer packaging, jiffy bag or outer box?
  • How many returns do you expect per month?
Post

We have trade accounts with Royal Mail UK Mail and many other specialist couriers. We use a lot of postage and get very good rates. Our aim is to pass on these significant cost savings to you. You need to tell us your preferred method of carrier. You have access to our Postage Calculator that we would encourage you to use.

How to use the Postage Calculator;

  • Click on your preferred shipping service.
  • Country, denotes which country you will be sending the package too.
  • Weight, enter the weight of your packaged product.

Occasionally a £0.00 appears. In this situation, please check that the shipping service and weight have been entered correctly.

Fulfilment

Storeship Fulfilment will be charged per order. If there are multiple products within one package you will find that there is one cost for the first product and a discounted cost for other products within the same package. We will correctly pick and pack your product. Ensuring the correct item or items are picked correctly and packaged in suitable packaging. Choosing the appropriate postage and posting your item.

Integration

Storeship can offer you a no hassle method of accepting your orders via our in-house integration.

Gone are the days of having to input your orders manually!

We have a team of in-house specialist developers who design, build and manage our integration processes. We can integrate with the most popular selling platforms including; ShopifyWooCommerce, Amazon, eBay, BigCommerce and many more. An example of the functionality of our integrations might include;

  • Import all your products directly into Storeship.
  • Import orders directly. We will be notified of an order almost immediately. We then pick and package your product, choose the appropriate shipping rate and post. You will be notified of what was ordered, who fulfilled the order and at what time. You will also have a breakdown of the fulfilment fee, packaging fee and postage costs of every single order.
  • All unfulfilled orders will be imported into Storeship.
  • We fulfil unshipped orders.
  • Once fulfilled we update your store orders, to shipped.
  • We add any relevant tracking numbers to your orders.
  • Our system triggers emails to notify your customer that their product has been shipped.

Aren’t we clever?!

You don’t need to have any integration at all. If you are happy to input your orders manually onto our Control Panel, you are welcome to do this. We have found out that human error happens quite often with regards to data entry. Integration is simple and cost effective for you.

Handling fees

There are two levels of hourly rates.

  • Handling fees are for us working on your behalf within the areas of checking deliveries, printing barcodes and attaching to order and stock takes.
  • Specialist I.T. fees. When you need more complex integration or specific I.T. development.

Get in touch today and find out how easy it is for you to work with us!

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