An alternative route to the UK market for EU suppliers

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July 15, 2021

Because of the challenges Brexit has created, EU producers are switching off their routes to the UK market. In this blog, we will cover some of the alternate routes available for EU suppliers.

The Uk is the fifth largest eCommerce market in the world. We have seen businesses in the European Union stop supplying to the UK since Brexit and the following challenges that came with it. There have been delays on EU goods entering the UK as well as admin and charges getting in the way, not to mention the pressure put on customer services.

The Inability to meet customers expectations has led to many EU producers abandoning their routes into the UK market.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

By creating a UK entity and outsourcing your fulfilment and logistics you could still successfully service a market that was worth around £1bn in 2020. With an uplift of 72.7% on online retail in the UK in 2020 you can see that the demand here is huge, as long as you have a good online strategy this is a great opportunity for you to succeed.

Outsourcing your logistics to experienced professionals is easy. Companies, such as On-Time Logistics, have a great cloud platform that can integrate with your online marketplaces, keep live inventory and give you transparency of your pick, pack and despatch and delivery – provide reassurance. 

And the UK team can even support localised customer services and help meet customer expectations.

The top 10 sectors that have seen demand boom in the last year are as follows:

       1. Clothing

       2. Fast food

       3. Printed books or newspaper

       4. Furniture, home accessories or gardening products

       5. Computer, tables, mobile phones

       6. Children’s toys or childcare items

       7. Cosmetics, beauty or wellness products

       8. Cleaning or personal hygiene products

       9. Consumer electronics i.e. TVs

     10. Sports goods (excl. clothing)

           (Source: ONS Jan 2021)

Many European retailers have found that Large UK based fulfilment companies aren’t interested in working with smaller retailers. 

At On-Time Logistics we welcome clients like these, particularly the ones who are owner-led, and we have worked successfully for years in helping these businesses to grow.

Our sites have consistently been providing UK Fulfilment and delivery, twinned with full outsourced logistics management. From low-cost parcels to high-cost shipments On-Time Logistics will guarantee that your needs are met.

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