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Nextuple Expands Retailer Fulfillment Capacity With Shared Metro Logistics Services
Fremont, CA: Any industry's unspoken law is that disruptive forces are always at work, transforming how companies think about technologies, conduct business, and embrace the future. Of course, this is especially true in the logistics industry, where market movements have a significant impact.
To be on the cutting edge and remain competitive, logistics organizations must stay on top of new and emerging trends, from new technology to explore and take advantage of shifting regulations that necessitate new strategies and tactics to assure compliance. Organizations that prosper combine the latest trends and apply them to take advantage of both old and established technologies.
Nextuple, a pioneer in retail fulfillment transformation, has unveiled Metro Shared Logistics services, which enable retailers to boost local fulfillment capacity without investing heavily in local fulfillment centers.
Nextuple also unveiled the new Nextuple Platform, a SaaS-based solution that connects a retailer's local locations to establish a virtual inventory pool and moves that inventory based on consumer demand.
"Today's busy shoppers insist on fast fulfillment of their online purchases, whether curbside, buy-online pickup in store (BOPIS) or home delivery. But adding fulfillment centers in each metro region is cost-prohibitive for many retailers," said Darpan Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Nextuple. "Our Metro Shared Logistics services give retailers the speed, flexibility, and reduced costs they need to delight their customers. Shoppers get the product availability they want in the time they demand."
Nextuple shuttles take up orders at stores daily and transport merchandise to Nextuple's in-market centers for sortation using Metro Shared Logistics. Ship from store goods for the same purchase is bundled together and prepared for last-mile shipment to minimize the number of shipments, expenses, and waste. BOPIS orders are chosen, sorted, and staged for client pickup at the destination store the following day.
Metro Shared Logistics allows retailers to:
- Make products available for pickup to customers regardless of when they're in the market.
- Store packaging and shipping activities should get eliminated.
- Ship the most products in fewer packages, decreasing shipping complexity and costs while increasing sustainability.