Kiel is the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein and has been going strong for years with a low unemployment rate and flourishing economy, especially in the IT, health, tourism, and logistics sectors. In comparison to other major German cities, the share of the service sector in Kiel is relatively high: around 88 % of the workforce is employed in this sector. Moreover, Kiel's economy is also largely characterized by its medium-sized company structures.
Kiel, or rather the entire logistics location of Schleswig-Holstein, is characterized above all by its access to the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Both are connected via the 100 km long Kiel Canal, through which around 100 million tons of cargo are transported annually. The direct proximity to the Hanseatic City of Hamburg as well as to the Scandinavian and Baltic markets enables further logistics routes as well as trade routes.
Branded cardboard boxes, individualized product packaging, automated shop connection and sustainable shipping? Many companies still think that this is only possible as long as fulfillment is handled in-house. Yet most independent fulfillment centres attach great importance to fulfilling individual customer wishes - unlike Amazon's FBA solution, for example. Nevertheless, it is important to pay attention to a few characteristics when choosing a fulfillment partner: Is the fulfillment service provider more specialized in fulfillment for medium-sized and large companies or in fulfillment for start-ups? Are the fulfillment costs really lower than with the in-house solution? Does the fulfillment service provider have an interface to my shop system? Only those who choose their fulfillment partner carefully will be happy in the long term. Warehousing1 is of course happy to help you find the right fulfillment provider for your company.
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|Price per order||Price per pick||Price per pallet / month|
|0,46 € — 2,87 €||0,06 € — 0,91 €||4,35 € — 15,33 €|
Our fulfillment partners offer, among others, the following shop connections:
The Canadian company Shopify is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Particularly striking is the user-friendliness due to the modular principle, which does not require any experience or programming skills. In addition, the customer can choose from over 70 design templates. In a 14-day free trial version one can already get a first overview of the shop system.Learn more
The self-financed German company Shopware makes it easy for eCommerce shops to get started in online business. This is due to a clear shop design that is nevertheless highly customisable and offers all the opportunities for future growth. In addition to the standard functions, integrated SEO functions and simple configuration of shipping and payment options are also offered.Learn more
Magento impresses above all with a high number of interfaces, plug-ins and extensions. Compared to other providers, this opens up many possibilities, but makes installation and setup more complicated. Furthermore, Magento offers responsive designs for mobile devices, detailed order management, good growth opportunities, a worldwide community and reliable support.Learn more
Since WooCommerce is not a common shop software, but a WordPress plugin, it is possible to easily extend your WordPress website with an online shop. Nevertheless the setup is relatively complex and very extensive. Although the free version offers only a few standard functions, others can be added for a small fee. This way you can decide individually which feature is needed and when.Learn more
JTL Shop is only one of many modules of the German JTL-Software GmbH. The connection to the in-house WMS systems, ERP systems, etc. is therefore very easy to handle. As soon as the installation is done, the shop can be set up easily and is equipped with all necessary functions. A total of five versions cover every size of company: from start-up to large shop solutions, everything is possible.Learn more
Plentymarkets was launched in 2011 as an extensive eBay connection with integrated webshop. In the following years, the software was further developed into a complete solution for all important e-commerce processes. It now includes functions for merchandise management, fulfillment and returns management. Today plentymarkets has over 7,000 customers and around 160 employees.Learn more
Our partners in Kiel offer among others the following services:
|advertising materials logistics||letter dispatch||parcel dispatch|
|bulky goods dispatch||pallet dispatch||lettershop|
|digital printing||assembly work||repairs|
|quality inspection||product photography||call centre|
|film wrapping||flow pack||sleeve|
|banding||labelling||embossing & punching|
|inkjet coding||batch fulfillment||IT connection|
|interface||merchandise management system||shop migration|
|customer service||customer portal||marketplace|
|branded packaging material||branded adhesive tape||stickers|
|flyers||tissue paper||filling material|
In order to ensure fast and error-free processing of shipments, it is necessary that all technical requirements are met to connect the shop to the logistics service provider's merchandise management system. This is usually done via an interface to the shop system on which the corresponding online shop is based. Users of different marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay can thus also integrate their dealer profile. If problems do occur or the customer is dissatisfied with his order, many service providers also take on customer service tasks, look after customer portals and offer call centres.
In order to generate a positive experience for the customer of an eCommerce shop beyond the product order, individualization, personalization and branding of the packages are very important - invest in so called value added services. The simple picking and labelling of orders can be replaced by packing the products in tissue paper, decorative filling material, branded packaging material, branded adhesive tape, hand-written cards, flyers or stickers. And even laser engraving, digital printing, embossing and die-cutting are already among the many services offered by most fulfillment service providers.
The quality of your products is your top priority, but you can't check all goods yourself because the location of the fulfiller of your choice is too far away? This is no problem at all: from container unloading to palletising and quality control, all your wishes can be met according to your requirements. Apart from that, barcodes can be applied, goods can be packed in polybags and even repairs can be carried out. Finally, the entire returns management can also managed by the fulfillment provider.
Demand for fulfillment services fluctuates greatly due to seasonal factors. In the run-up to Christmas, for example, order volumes are higher, which can lead to price increases. January, in contrast, shows little demand and slight price reductions. A similar situation can be observed in the summer months. These periods can be regarded as a lull in eCommerce due to few shipments.
Take advantage of our versatile and efficient fulfillment network and never worry about shipping logistics to your customers.
Warehousing1 supports the connection of all common ERP systems, shop solutions and marketplaces and can even implement individual requirements without any problems. In addition, customers receive cloud-based access to the WH1 platform, which provides an overview and analysis of the flow of goods, inventories, costs and further important key figures.
Whether procurement logistics, production logistics or distribution - we support everything from short-term interim storage to complex contract logistics solutions.
In this region, Warehousing1 can offer solutions in the field of warehouse logistics, fulfillment and transportation.
All over Germany and beyond
Thanks to our network of over 850 logistics centers, we offer unparalleled geographical coverage and always provide you with the ideal location.
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