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Choosing a Nordic 3PL Solution for Your E-Commerce Business

 

“The Nordic countries” is a phrase commonly used to describe and classify Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Faroe Islands, and Sweden. With E-commerce businesses showing tremendous growth globally, the Nordic countries have also been greatly impacted by the popularity and comfort of online shopping. In turn, the vast number of rapidly growing Nordic e-commerce businesses has raised the demand for efficient Nordic 3PL partnerships. 

Studies indicate that the highest number of online shoppers in the Nordic region belong to Sweden. Furthermore, online buyers are shown to be incredibly selective and express rigorous demands when it comes to how their goods are delivered. Indeed, Nordic buyers are so specific about their demands that if they are not met, the buyers won’t hesitate to abandon the service for an alternative that better meets their tough expectations. For this reason, it is absolutely necessary – before venturing into Nordic e-commerce – to ensure that your 3PL services are streamlined and ready to meet the demands of Nordic buyers.

Since Sweden is the Nordic country with the highest amount of online shoppers, we recommend you consider setting up your Nordic 3PL partnership and its operations in Sweden. In addition to catering to the needs of Nordic buyers, a 3PL solution based in Sweden would effectively facilitate the logistical needs of countries located within the EU. After all, the Nordic region comprises a clientele of approximately 500 million online buyers who shop for more than 80 billion €; it would be a great commercial loss for the rest of the world to neglect the immense benefit of trading with these countries. Besides its ideal location within the Nordic region, Sweden sports some truly powerful infrastructure facilities, making it the ideal location from which effortless logistics can be managed and provided. The infrastructure includes high-grade rail and road transport systems coupled with exclusive sea connections and an extensive network of productive seaports. In addition to these, the Stockholm Arlanda airport offers excellent service and well-established facilities for managing air cargo. Hence, it is our belief that Sweden is more than equipped to cater to the varying logistics demands and requirements of Nordic consumers. Taking this into consideration, if you are an e-commerce business owner looking to expand into the Nordic, your best bet is to outsource your logistics through a Swedish (or Nordic) 3PL company.

Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what you need to assess before selecting a 3PL that suits your unique needs.

 

Efficient Distribution Network

Your Nordic 3PL solution should be capable of integrating all your commercial information between suppliers, consumers, banks, transporters, etc. to your digital platform. We recommend 3PL companies that have the ability to integrate towards omnichannels (such as the Prime Penguin Platform).

 

Quality Internet and Telecommunications

The Nordic countries are leading players within internet facilities and telecommunication networks. When you sign with a Nordic 3PL, you shouldn’t experience any issues with your flow of information and/or trade. If you stumble upon any concerns while setting up your management system, you should consider switching to a 3PL that effectively meets your digital needs. 

 

Customs Handling

When procuring 3PL solutions and warehousing in the Nordic countries, it is vital that the 3PL is able to adapt to and effortlessly handle the international transfer of your merchandise. Make sure that the company meets all the necessary regulations for international trade, and has a team of personnel who are well-versed with the rules and ordinances of the customs of your commercial destinations.

 

Scalability

Your Nordic 3PL solution should be able and willing to scale its operations according to the growing demands of your e-commerce business. Again, we recommend that you look for companies that are pre-integrated with a digital platform that allows you to successively add more warehouses, sales channels, and marketplaces as your business grows. 

 

Choose Prime Penguin!

Prime Penguin provides e-commerce businesses with a cost-efficient and scalable solution to connect their e-stores with warehouses and marketplaces worldwide. We help you procure, outsource, and control all your logistical proceedings in a digital and cloud-based interface that is user-friendly yet advanced. By leveraging a network of pre-integrated logistics partners and market-leading integration technology, with headliners such as Shopify and WooCommerce as part of our grapevine, the Prime Penguin Platform makes sure that your commercial data is flowing between the sales channels and the warehouse management system (WMS). 

As of today, Prime Penguin collaborates with several 3PL partners located in the Nordic region, through which we have helped numerous e-store owners to successfully establish functioning logistics in northern Europe. We believe that the Nordic countries constitute the ultimate option for a scalable and profitable logistics solution for European commercial trade, and look forward to introducing many more businesses to the Nordic market in the future.

Are you looking to expand your e-commerce business with external 3PL suppliers? Do you want to ensure that your e-store is primed and scalable with the right market integrations? Skip the hassle of logistical negotiations and unnecessary investments, and let Prime Penguin help you locate and connect with trusted experts in the industry. Together, we’ll work hard to streamline your fulfillment process from start to finish. Read more about our unique logistics solution and contact us at hello@primepenguin.com for a free consultation!

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