If you sell on Amazon in the UK – whether via the Seller Central Services or Vendor Central Services – you need a logistics partner you can rely on to take care of picking, packing and shipping your precious products.
The Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) service is the option chosen by many online retailers, especially those starting out, but this comes with its own set of challenges and restrictions. When it comes to choosing an alternative third party logistics (3PL) service in the UK, it pays to choose wisely.
Having worked closely with Amazon for more than eight years, Sanderson is more than just another UK fulfilment company – we’re Amazon experts. The wealth of knowledge and experience we’ve acquired has enabled us to help numerous household names maintain best practice, enhance their reputation and grow their business.
Proud to partner with Palletline
As the UK’s first premium palletised freight distribution company, Palletline operates across the UK and Europe via an award-winning network of over 90 transport experts. Formed as a cooperative of the UK’s finest hauliers, its members work collaboratively to deliver best-in-class services to every customer.
Here at Sanderson, we’re extremely proud to be a shareholder member of this powerful distribution network and the many benefits it brings to our clients. Not only can we guarantee cost-effective, overnight pallet deliveries anywhere in the UK, but being part of Palletline allows us to use the preferred carrier programme for Amazon pallet delivery too. On average, we deliver more than 10,000 pallets each week to Amazon fulfilment centres across the UK.
The easy way to ship goods into Amazon
As a preferred supplier into Amazon, we can help you get your freight into any of their UK distribution centres quickly, easily and hassle free.
We can collect from your own distribution centre in the Midlands, or why not send the stock to us? Our highly experienced warehouse team can unload your containers and pack/label/prepare your goods to be sent into the specific Amazon fulfilment centre in the UK safely and securely. We can assist with your bookings using the Amazon CARP System. And we’ll even complete your paperwork to make sure the whole process is as smooth as can be.
Avoid the headache of unwanted fees
As you may already have discovered the hard way, if inventory arrives at a UK fulfilment centre without the correct preparation or labelling, Amazon charges unplanned service fees. But with Sanderson arranging your deliveries, you needn’t worry about incurring any hidden fines.
Our in-depth knowledge of the business gives you complete peace of mind that all the boxes will be ticked in accordance with Amazon’s demanding guidelines – ensuring you stay fully compliant at all times.
Thanks to the dedicated contacts we’ve nurtured within Amazon over the years, we make shipping inventory into Amazon a breeze. Rest assured, however, that should any issues arise, our experienced team will act swiftly to resolve them.
Let us handle your entire Amazon operation with ease
But delivering goods into Amazon is only part of what we do. We can also stock, pick, pack and prepare your goods via our comprehensive e-commerce warehousing services as an alternative to fulfilment by Amazon’s FBA. What’s more, there’s no stringent FBA preparation to comply with for your inbound deliveries to us!
With an extensive 100,000 sq ft of secure warehousing strategically located within the Golden Triangle in the heart of the Midlands, we’re ideally placed to act as your Amazon UK 3PL partner. With over 20,000 sq ft of mezzanine floorspace dedicated to e-commerce fulfilment means we can guarantee quick turnaround with high accuracy and product integrity.
Our warehouse operatives are fully trained in the pick and pack processes, including contract packing to meet Amazon’s specifications. Once packed, we then ship products direct to the end customers utilising our Smartfreight carrier management software. This optimises the best solution and service to ensure that your freight is delivered via our courier network quickly and efficiently. Or, if required, we can deliver to the appropriate Amazon fulfilment centre for order consolidation and onward shipping.
Industry-leading warehousing technology
Central to our e-commerce efficiency is our Microlistics Warehouse Management System (WMS) – a Tier 1, Gartner-rated 3PL system that’s fully integrated with all the leading e-commerce platforms including Amazon Seller Central. To streamline your business even further, you can use the one centralised stock holding with us to combine Amazon order fulfilment with shopping carts on other platforms like Shopify, eBay and WooCommerce.
Not only does our seamless technology help you keep a grip on your inventory in real time, but it can also be customised to meet your specific requirements. By tracking your inventory and customer orders, you can easily adjust stock levels to cater for future promotions and seasonal trends, whilst removing and replacing slow-selling items.
In addition to our ecommerce fulfilment services, we offer a variety of value-added services including a full returns management service. Quite simply, we’ll do whatever you need to make selling through Amazon as hassle-free and profitable as possible.
Why choose Sanderson as your UK Amazon fulfilment partner?
In summary, our comprehensive services offer all the following benefits and more besides: