Understanding last mile delivery in the Philippines
According to Tech in Asia, the Philippines’ e-commerce market is expected to be worth US$10 billion by 2025. Shopee, Lazada, and Zalora are among the leading online shopping platforms in the country.
With rapid growth comes increased challenges and e-commerce in the Philippines is no different. One main challenge that online sellers face is fulfillment. Given the country’s vast geography and lack of infrastructure, it can be difficult and expensive to get products to consumers in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Convenience is the Key
According to an e-commerce study conducted by Visa, 58% of the Filipino consumers prefer online shopping over brick-and-mortar shopping for convenience.
E-commerce businesses in the Philippines need to sharpen their focus on providing a convenient and hassle-free shopping experience if they want to succeed in this rapidly evolving market. This means you have to offer products that are easy to find and purchase, and provide fast and reliable delivery.
But how can you achieve faster and more reliable delivery? By partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider who has a strong network, good reputation, great infrastructure in place, and can offer a comprehensive fulfillment solution.
A reputable 3PL has a network of warehouses across the country, their own fleet of vehicles, and skilled labor, which means they can get your products to your customers fast and at a lower cost. The 3PL will also have the latest technology and systems in place to manage your inventory, fulfill orders, and track shipments so you can focus on growing your online business.
Do better e-commerce in the Philippines with Locad
If you’re looking to get your products to your customers quickly, keep your reputation intact, and tap into the flourishing e-commerce market in the Philippines, you need Locad.
Locad is South Asia’s leading fulfillment provider for businesses doing e-commerce in the Philippines. We help store your products, pick and pack orders, and ship them to your customers – quickly and reliably.
With LOCAD supply chain management that includes on-demand warehousing, multi-channel fulfillment, and international distribution, you can focus on scaling your business without worrying about fulfillment.
Through our simple technology platform, you can monitor your inventory in real-time, automate the order fulfillment process, and track shipments – all while providing an excellent customer experience.
Take advantage of Locad’s features, specially designed for businesses looking to expand their e-commerce footprint in the Philippines:
Why E-commerce Sellers Choose Locad
Lyger Coffee dispatches orders in less than 10 hours with LOCAD
Lyger Coffee is a Philippine-based coffee brand that uses the ripest beans from the mountains of Colombia. The coffee beans are roasted to perfection for a flavorful and aromatic cup of coffee.
Self-fulfillment was not an option for Philipp Renner, CEO, and Co-found of Lyger. He couldn’t ignore the costs associated with renting space for the warehouse, hiring and training staff, handling returns, and so on. And so, he decided to look for an alternative and cost-effective solution.
Philipp knew finding the right fulfillment partner was crucial for the success of their business. He along with the other co-founders of Lyger was in search of the best fulfillment partner in the Philippines.
Fulfillment is a tedious job best left to the experts.
Philipp Renner, CEO, and Co-founder of Lyger
After looking at a few fulfillment companies, they decided to go with Locad. And it was a decision they haven’t regretted since.
Lyger Coffee uses Locad’s end-to-end fulfillment services for its eCommerce business. From storage to shipping, Locad takes care of it all while providing real-time insights into inventory and sales. They are extremely delighted to see their orders dispatched in less than 10 hours.
“Without Locad, we would not have sold a single coffee,” says Philipp Renner.
With long-term plans to expand to other countries in Southeast Asia and to develop and introduce new coffee flavors, Lyger highlights Locad’s flexibility and expansion as a key point in their partnership.
“Just to know that we have a reliable fulfillment partner that can also scale up once we start selling more is great to have. And because of that, there is nothing at this very moment that I have to worry about.”
Set to launch more products designed to make people’s coffee experience at home better, Renner is working closely with Locad to introduce Lyger Coffee to global markets.