Distributor who can fulfil single pick online orders direct to end user

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Jarl Brown, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. Jarl Brown

    Jarl Brown UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have a slightly unusual requirement that is not proving easy to find a solution for. We import and wholesale hard goods and have been approached by a retailer who wishes to sell one of our brands online, but wants to deal with us through a distributor who can own and house the stock, and fulfil the online orders directly to their customers. There seems to be plenty of fulfilment companies who can house the stock and fulfil the orders, but not many distributors who will own the stock and fulfil the orders. I know this is a bit like asking for the penny and the bun, but does anyone know of a solution that could work for us?
    Posted: Apr 26, 2019 By: Jarl Brown Member since: Apr 26, 2019
  2. Ray272

    Ray272 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You need to find a distributor in the UK.

    The distributor then needs to be introduced to your prospect.

    If distributor does not fulfil single picks or DS. Prospect needs to solve the matter, not you.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2019 By: Ray272 Member since: Jul 5, 2017
  3. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Sounds like you sell to another retailer who can pick and pack for the first retailer.
    No idea why ownership needs to be someone else.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  4. GraemeL

    GraemeL Pain in the neck? Full Member - Verified Business

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    I suspect what they mean is that they don't want to own the stock. Why dont you do the fulfilment yourself?
    Posted: Apr 26, 2019 By: GraemeL Member since: Sep 7, 2011
  5. OMGVape

    OMGVape UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You want a distributor who will buy your stock, then hope the retailer sells it ?

    Good luck with that.
    Posted: Apr 26, 2019 By: OMGVape Member since: Jan 21, 2018
  6. pre0rm

    pre0rm UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Unless I've misunderstood the question, why would any sane business person want to buy a load of stock and then just sit on it until someone else sells it?
    Posted: May 2, 2019 By: pre0rm Member since: Nov 28, 2013