Integrating logistics and supply chain are key to remaining competitive in a post-pandemic business environment, logistics provider Locad said as it unveiled its cloud solution that brings warehousing, packing, and shipping into one user-friendly platform.
“Business owners and company heads are beginning to realize that there is a growing need to integrate their entire logistics and supply chain,” Locad CEO and co-founder Constantin Robertz said.
“Today’s customers widely expect their orders to be delivered safely and punctually, as a standard level of service, especially as the lockdowns and work-from-home situations have made them reliant on the digital marketplace as well as on-demand online deliveries,” he added.
A recent study showed that 91 percent of Filipino internet users have turned to online shopping because of the lockdowns while e-commerce grew by 55 percent since the pandemic started.
Locad entered the market last year as an innovative third-party logistics challenger in Southeast Asia with its cloud logistics network that can orchestrate the supply chain, from warehouse to delivery, for brands that come from a wide range of industries.
It has established offices in Australia, India, Singapore, and Manila where its clients cover both large companies and MSMEs such as Landmark (retail) and Payless (footwear), Kumu (social), Terranova (fashion), Vans (footwear), and ABCD Organics (oils).
One of Locad’s MSME partners is KJMCosmetics, a Davao-based beauty brand with no physical store.
“Since partnering with LOCAD, our business could focus less on the fulfillment process and more on other aspects. As a result, there is an increase in our sales and conversion rate right away,” said Janine Muñez, Director of IT Operations at KJMCosmetics.
With more time to focus on sales and marketing, KJMC is now a top seller in Shopee, gaining its most recent success during the 6.6 mid-year sale.
“We enable brands to scale and take their businesses to the next level,” said Robertz.
“Through our technology, brands can manage all their orders and stock from a single virtual pool across all sales channels, while benefiting from real-time visibility of sales, orders, inventory, and service levels,” he added.