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The Storage Place Receives ISO 9001 Certification for 16th Year Running

We are pleased to announce that The Storage Place has recently been certified ISO 9001:2015 status by SGS – a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard is an integral part of our efforts towards sustainable development and improving our overall performance.

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An Alternative to Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA)

Many ecommerce businesses outsource the fulfilment of Amazon orders to FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon), and there are both pros and cons to selling on FBA. But what are the benefits of Fulfilment by Merchant (FBM) and using a third-party fulfilment house to fulfil Amazon orders directly?

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Is it time to outsource your order fulfilment?

When businesses grow, we often find that storing, picking, packing and delivering products can become extremely time consuming. Use our checklist to help you decide if it’s time to outsource your order fulfilment.

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Does your fulfilment partner have the right IT system for you?

IT software is important not only for the fulfilment centre, but also for you – the client. When outsourcing fulfilment, you need access to stock information, the ability to view sales reports and also to track orders. The fulfilment centre may handle everything for you, but you need to be kept in the loop. What are the key features you should you look for in your fulfilment partner’s software?

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Customs bonded warehousing - How can it benefit my business?

A customs bonded warehouse is a secure space which allows you to store goods imported from outside of the EU. Import duty and VAT charges are deferred until the goods are sold or removed from the bonded warehouse, which bring many benefits to businesses who import goods.

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How can you improve your customer experience?

The right product at the right time is key to success, but there are also other factors to consider in the competitive world of eCommerce. Good customer service is what makes businesses stand out, and can result in loyal customers and repeat purchases. So how can you improve the customer experience?

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How to choose a fulfilment partner

When outsourcing order fulfilment, it’s not just about saving money, it’s about a partnership. Choosing the right partner can help your company grow and share good practice and advice. What should you look for in a fulfilment partner?

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Are you prepared for the Christmas rush?

Last year shoppers spent a record £1.1bn with UK retailers on Black Friday and 2016 is predicted to be even bigger. So with Black Friday (25th November), Cyber Monday (28th November), Christmas and Boxing Day around the corner, are you ready for the Christmas rush?

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