Apparel fulfilment services let online fashion companies evolve with trends, respond to market demands and turn over inventory quickly. The current UK retail market is valued at £386 billion, with the number expected to rise steadily over the next 5 years.
The online retail market is experiencing an even bigger boom, increasing from 10.6% in 2012 to 26.5% in 2022. With so much opportunity for growth, many business owners are trying their best to stay on top of the competition.
Meteor Space’s apparel fulfilment services can take order fulfilment off your hands so you can enjoy business growth. Our safe and secure warehouse can store every apparel item and skillfully rotate your inventory to keep up with changing trends. Let’s take a look at some more ways Meteor Space can help you with apparel fulfilment.
The great thing about the apparel industry is the quick-changing fashion trends and shifting styles. This change allows companies to reach a larger audience and scale their business. However, this growth can come with major challenges that can easily swallow up your business.
The right fulfilment service will handle all processes related to picking, packing and shipping, so your sole focus is on expanding your apparel company. Apparel fulfilment is the process of making sure your merchandise gets delivered to customers on time in the best conditions.
Fulfilment services also hold all your inventory in one place through a detailed system, so you’re always aware of what’s coming and going. 3PL companies, including Meteor Space, offer everything from tracking inventory to handling returns and shipping logistics. This complete package of services ensures your business keeps running smoothly.
Fulfilment is often tricky in apparel enterprises due to seasonality and special launches. These can significantly influence order volumes and overwhelm companies. A reliable 3PL will keep your order and shipping running smoothly during peak seasons and launches.
Meteor Space offers cutting-edge technology and warehousing systems to help your business streamline the order fulfilment process. Since apparel companies offer a wide range of items, you need a 3PL to handle such a large inventory; Meteor Space can provide a helping hand.
From the moment a customer places their order to when they receive their parcel, our dedicated experts maintain efficiency and speed throughout to increase customer satisfaction. We offer many features designed to help eCommerce stores through all packaging and shipping needs.
Meteor’s expert team members use their knowledge to get you through peak sales seasons without losing efficiency. Our technology-based services provide excellent management and organisation programs to help you stay on top of your inventory.
You can also access Meteor’s easy-to-use web portal, fast shipping, efficient pick and pack and much more. At Meteor, we always use a customer-first approach, so we understand the importance of top-quality customer service.
Apparel eCommerce companies offer multiple colours and sizes, so there’s a high demand for inventory space. Depending on your order volume, Meteor’s storage space offering can be scaled down or up to meet your demands.
Our warehouse boasts over 200,000 square feet of storage space to ensure ample room for any inventory. No matter the size of your eCommerce stores, Meteor 3PL can provide enough space for any client. We can adjust and adapt to your specific requirements, help you grow overall sales and provide your customer with a great shopping experience.
High volume is one of the major disruptions during a peak season. In apparel fulfilment, many companies deal with high volumes of merchandise due to the sheer variety. However, season-specific sales can worsen this issue as consumers are willing to purchase more during this period.
Meteor Space can help you manage peak and seasonal sales. We take the challenges of fulfilment off your hands and place them into the care of experts. These experts are trained to deal with heavy order volumes so your customers can get their orders on time.
Apparel companies often have a large output volume, and efficiency is needed to ensure every customer gets the right product. For some businesses, this can overwhelm the fulfilment process and lead to productivity drops.
At Meteor Space, our trained experts can efficiently manage the supply chain, ensuring all orders are packed and shipped correctly. Our courier ensures that your products remain safe during transit and reach your clients on time. We also offer kitting so you can combine multiple products together for better efficiency.
Online shoppers are far more likely to return items; in fact, over 70% of online shoppers returned their merchandise in 2020. Clothing and apparel items tend to get higher returns than other goods.
For example, one customer might purchase several t-shirts to try different sizes. This means your business will deal with multiple returns. If several customers return various items, you’ll require a robust management system to keep up.
Meteor Space offers a returns space and a high-tech returns management system to ensure items are catalogued properly. Such features will allow you to keep track of any problems according to the stores’ SKUs.
Creating a great first impression is crucial for customer satisfaction. Many apparel companies often provide custom packaging to stand out from competitors.
Personalized packaging allows you to create custom shipping boxes, inserts, coupons, and more. Meteor Space can help you create something unique to your brand. Custom packaging is also a great way to create brand loyalty and retain customers.
Contact us and we’ll set up a consultation call to discuss all of your fulfilment needs. Our experts will work with you to create a bespoke fulfilment service catered to your business needs.
Here are some frequently asked questions about apparel fulfilment.
When you partner with Meteor Space, you get access to our one-of-a-kind inventory management software. With this software, you can set up alerts for when your stock is low. You can also manage your order and inventory from anywhere.
We offer delivery across Europe and the Island of Ireland.
We offer integrations with several online shopping platforms, including Shopify, WooCommerce, Magneto and more. You can also integrate other popular platforms, such as Amazon and eBay, with Meteor Space.
Sustainability is at the core of Meteor Space. Our green fulfilment specialists can provide low-waste, environmentally-friendly packaging options to align with our client’s values. We also aim to use as many paper alternatives as possible to maintain the goal of being a green fulfilment company.
We offer scalable inventory management that can fit our client’s storage needs. Whether you run a seasonal apparel store or have a high volume output, Meteor Space can offer storage space according to your business needs.