How to sell online with Storeship

Everything you need to know about selling online

Selling online has never been more lucrative or fun as now. Estimated UK sales will top £61 billion by 2021 and will only increase. Do you want a slice of this pie?

Learning to sell online can be daunting. You will need the right product at the right price with the right marketing. Here’s a couple of things that you will need to think about;

  • What will you online selling strategy be?
  • Which online platforms will you use?
  • What products will you sell?
  • How will you turn browsers into buyers?

These things can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. But wait! If other people have done it already, it can’t be that difficult can it? Stick with us and we’ll take you through our step-by-step guide.

 

Barcodes and Labelling

19 September 2020

Storeship UK can issue UK registered Barcodes as well as supplying label stocks and barcode labels

We have invested heavily in new print equipment to produce product labels, our high resolution colour label printers can produce crisp labels to your exact specifications and our machine readable barcode labels are clear, neat and concise, we can also match them to your current product packaging.

Whether you are looking for a short run of labels for your products, new barcodes to be issued and registered, relabelling of products including Amazon ASIN or standard Barcode labelling contact us for competitive pricing.

Contact us today for your labelling and registration requirements.

UPDATE ** Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Storeship are currently operating a reduced service due to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our absolute priority is the health and wellbeing of our customers, employees, advisors and all of their families as we all manage our way through these extraordinary circumstances

I want to reassure you that we are following closely the advice from the World Health Organisation and the government. We have introduced a wide variety of extensive measures to keep our customers and everyone in our head office, warehouses and offices as safe as possible.   

As the situation continues to evolve, please know that here at Storeship our team is doing everything possible, and an amazing job under very difficult circumstances, to maintain our service to you and all your customers.

We have reduced our customer support via tickets and email whilst we concentrate on shipping orders for our customers using reduced workstations for the safety of our staff, prioritising orders for medical or veterinary supplies. Currently we are shipping 99% of eligible orders on time within daily cut off times.

We are also keeping an close watch on our delivery and postal companies who have a massive impact on how we do business, their actions would be replicated across to us, at the moment it is business as usual although we will update as soon as any situation changes.

Latest Royal mail Updates

Signing for and receiving items

In order to protect both our people and customers as much as possible, we are minimising contact during delivery. We will not be handing over our hand-held devices to customers to capture signatures but instead log the name of the person accepting the item. Additionally, for all customers where we need to deliver any item that won’t fit through your letterbox, we will place your item at your door. Having knocked on your door, we will then step aside to a safe distance while you retrieve your item. This will ensure your item is delivered securely rather than being left outside.
More information about this change can be found in the Domestic section below or on product pages.

Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm
For items posted from Thursday 19 March 2020 onwards, we’ll no longer guarantee deliveries by 1pm the next working day. We’ll still prioritise Special Delivery parcels and letters and will aim to deliver by 1pm or before the end of day. Resource implications of the latest coronavirus advice means we may not be able to meet the customer promise of guaranteed next day delivery in all locations at all times.
Our Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am service remains unchanged; we still guarantee to deliver by 9am.

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!
Contact us for a full list of services.

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!

We are hiring – Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Manager- Full-time permanent. Nottingham

Storeship is an expanding fulfilment warehouse business based in the Nottingham, UK.

Operating from premises in New Basford, Nottingham. Storeship are industry leaders in the eCommerce Fulfilment Services marketplace. Small, medium and large eCommerce businesses rely on us as their 3PL partner. New Basford has easy links to local trams and buses.

Due to continued expansion we are currently recruiting for an experienced Warehouse Supervisor / Manager to lead the small warehouse team and liaise with senior management.

As this is a new position, we are looking for someone who will be able to get involved in all aspects of the warehouse. We are looking for a person who can motivate their staff, has a keen eye for detail and would like to expand on their previous warehouse experience. You will need to be a leader of people, be able to motivate, train and encourage all team members. We are constantly evolving as a business so you must be flexible in your approach. You must be computer literate and full training will be given with our Warehouse Management System.

Primary Accountability:

The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for all shipping, receiving, and picking operations, customer service and personnel within the warehouse. Key accountabilities are accuracy, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

Main Duties:

  • Hire, train, guides and develops staff.
  • Creates and holds staff accountable for Key Performance objectives.
  • Maintain staff training manual and develop regular appraisals.
  • Evaluates the performance of staff within direct supervision and recommends performance improvement procedures as necessary.
  • Identify and improve processes to increase efficiency and minimise mistakes.
  • Improve customer engagement by providing a positive customer pickup experience.
  • Ensure smooth flow of goods in and out movement.
  • Ensure safe and intuitive storage of goods.
  • Maintain inventory integrity within our in-house WMS by ensuring all inventory transactions are accounted for in the database.
  • Ensure that all orders are picked and packed accurately.
  • Ensure accountability of accurate customer billing and allocation.
  • Organise warehouse and keep free of clutter.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership experience within a high functioning, fast paced warehouse environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present information and respond to questions both verbal and written.
  • Ability to drive a forklift and complete forklift certification course. Full training will be considered.
  • Experience with Domestic and International shipping processes, forms, and best practices.
  • Strong proficiency with systems including MS Office, database management, and carrier portals.
  • Experience with a pick/pack fulfilment type operation.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work quickly while maintaining a high-priority to the safety of our workforce.

40 hours per week. Shifts to cover the opening hours are expected. The warehouse is open from 7.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Saturday may be expected in the future. Overtime may be necessary from time to time.

Crowd Funding Fulfilment

Crowdfunding Fulfilment
Crowdfunding Fulfilment

If you’ve got backers, you need Storeship Fulfilment Services!

Over a period of time we have perfected our process for fulfilling large crowdfunding campaigns enabling us to offer special discounted rates for these projects.

Imagine if you have spent all your time producing a unique product, getting listed on Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you have reached your target. Suddenly you’ll have (hopefully) 1000’s of products that will need to be dispatched across the globe as soon as you’ve reached your target.

For larger crowd funding campaigns, we would bring in extra resource to ensure that your products get dispatched as soon as possible.

Make sure you are prepared for your successful Crowd Funding Campaign by using Storeship Fulfilment Services.

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