Partnership with Star Republic

 

We are happy to announce this very relevant partnership with Star Republic – a leading e-commerce web agency.

Star Republic today helps some of the biggest and most growing e-shops in Scandinavia with its e-commerce platform set up, site structure and design.

Are you planning to update your e-commerce solution? Then it’s very likely that Star Republic has something to tell you. 

They are specialized within Shopify plus which is fully pre-connected to Prime Penguin.

More info: www.starrepublic.com

x2 new 3PL partners in Norway

3PL Norway

We are happy to announce that we now have strengthened our presence in Scandinavia, where we now also can offer high-end logistics for your e-commerce locally in Norway, together with two new Norwegian 3PL-partners.

There is a high demand for a local logistics solution at the Norwegian market, which not is a part of the European Union. This brought us to add Norway as a warehouse location in Prime Penguin, both for our existing bot of course also for our future e-commerce users.

Do you want to discuss Norway with one of our product experts? Please let us know and we will arrange a meeting together with you.

/Team Prime Penguin

 

Easily find logistics for your eshop

Looking for the best third-party logistics for your eshop? It has never been easier. All you need is a couple of minutes and Prime Penguin will find you the best ones.

Try it out now: primepenguin.com/procurement

The unique network of Prime Penguin consists of more than 100.000 m² in warehousing and fulfillment area worldwide and are based on carefully selected, modern and high performing 3PL-companies with an outstanding track record. All of course with Prime Penguins smart cloud-based platform included.

This smart and digital procurement process will suggest you suitable 3PL:s and give you the opportunity to get instant price quotes from them.

 

New integration

Woho! Prime Penguin is now fully integrated with one of the most modern e-commerce platforms in Sweden right now – Centra. The company collaborates with several well-known brands such as iDeal of Sweden, Nudie Jeans, Douchebags, BetterBodies and Henri Lloyd.

About Centra

Centra is the all-in-one B2B (wholesale) and D2C e-commerce platform for ambitious fashion and lifestyle brands. Centra’s headless technology offers a complete design, loads of integrations and is suited for brands that are looking to serve the world from one powerful platform.

Plug and play

Today Prime Penguin is fully integrated with Centra. Thereby, every Centra shop can outsource their whole logistics in an easy way through Prime Penguin, all plug-and-play.

In just a few clicks you connect your Centra shop to Prime Penguin’s platform. Then you are technically integrated with all Prime Penguin’s logistics partners and can start outsourcing your logistics to the desired market and still have full control over all warehouse activities in Prime Penguins interface.

 

 

More: https://www.centra.com
Integration support: hello@primepenguin.com

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Prime Penguin expands to Germany

Prime Penguin is happy to announce our next partner who will become an important part of Prime Penguin logistics network. The new partner is strategically located in the heart of Europe – Frankfurt. With Prime Penguin and with our partners’ favorable location, it’s now possible for an e-shop to set up a satellite warehouse with an easy plug and play connection and offer fast deliveries not only to Germany but also to all surrounding countries.

Why Germany?

Germany is not only famous for its autobahn and for sometimes being pretty outstanding in football. Germany is also the world’s fourth-largest economy (after the United States, China, and Japan) and has long been Europe’s premier industrial country.

The German e-commerce market has skyrocketed the last decade and it’s expected to continue to grow at a high pace in the coming years. Behv (German E-commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association) forecasts e-commerce in Germany will increase by 10.5% this year (with a worth around 71.94 billion euros at the end of 2019).

The fast-growing e-commerce market and a population of nearly 83 million it is understandable that it attracts e-shops from all over the world.

Development of e-commerce in Germany (2014-2018)

Source: ecommercenews.eu

Are you an e-shop and planning to enter the German market? With Prime Penguin it has never been easier. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our e-commerce team. We are happy to help you with the logistics.

Auf Wiedersehen!🇩🇪🐧

Team Prime Penguin

New integration

Prime Penguin can proudly share the newest integration with one of the leading e-commerce platforms in Sweden. From now on Prime Penguin can be known as one of the StarWeb’s official logistics partners. And yes, that is awesome!

About StarWeb

Starweb’s e-commerce platform is an in-house developed, modern SaaS e-commerce service. The platform includes responsive design, automatic marketing, and support for international e-commerce in many different countries.

Plug-and-play

Today Prime Penguin is fully integrated with StarWeb. Thereby, every StarWeb user can outsource their whole logistics in an easy way through Prime Penguin, all plug-and-play.

In just a few clicks you connect your StarWeb shop to Prime Penguin’s platform. Then you are technically integrated with all Prime Penguin’s logistics partners and can start outsourcing your logistics to the desired market and still have full control over all warehouse activities in Prime Penguins interface.

What prevents an e-shop from being born global?

What prevents an e-shop from being born global? Here we share some thoughts.

Let’s start with having a look at what “born global” means:

“Born global is a type of company that from the beginning of its activities pursues a vision of becoming global and globalizes rapidly without any preceding long-term domestic or internationalization period”. – Dictionary of International trade

What’re the biggest obstacles?

The most obvious obstacle, for an e-shop to be born global, is most probably the physical involvement which an e-commerce business needs to take care of. In contrast to companies such as Spotify (with an 100% intangible product), which does not have a considerable need of a physical presence, e-shops (in most cases) needs to deliver its products physically, in order to fulfill all commitments to its customers. This leads to the fact that there in most cases is a physical link between an e-shop and its clients. And this drags them down from being born global.

Also, a lack of presence in marketing and local market awareness do effect.

But, many e-shops easily offers to sell its products on a global scale. Isn’t that the same as being born global?

That is partly right of course. But it also depends on how you see it. If you define born global as just reaching out to potential buyers, then it is quite easy to become a “global player”.

This can today be done together with a global delivery partner, which there are several of. But, if you rather define to be born global as an ability to compete in all markets, on equal terms as the local players do. Then it becomes a bit more complicated.

But why?

There is a simple answer to this: Shipping. More exactly – the cost of shipping and the delivery time. Today’s e-commerce clients are picky when it comes to delivery time. Yes, you can even say that they are a bit “spoiled” these days and they have a good reason to be so. More and more competing e-shops, but also more freight alternatives available, has given the opportunity of 1-2 days in delivery time on most major markets. This more or less demands a physical presence not too long from where its clients live.

An in-house logistics set up on a global scale at an early stage is very rarely possible for an e-shop. The cost and complexity are basically too high.

So, how does an e-shop gets born global?

So, is there a possibility for an e-shop to become “born global”? Yes, we are pretty sure it is – If it can master it’s global supply chain and logistics.

One way of doing so is to outsource the logistics part to a local 3PL partner, for all logistics handling at the actual market. This can be the best and easiest way for global expansion at a rapid pace.

Sounds interesting? Prime Penguin simply brings you a network of selected 3PL companies with an easy integration to your e-shop.

Dear e-shop, we know you prefer it digital

Dear e-shop, – we know you prefer it digital. Therefore, we created an interface where you can visit your warehouse whenever you want. All from your favorite device.

Of course, we also help you to find a suitable logistics partner to handle, some or all, of your e-commerce logistics. Prime Penguin simply helps you to outsource your logistics with full control.

Sounds interesting? Please let us know and get started for free. We think you will enjoy it.