Fashion marketplace Secret Sales has launched a fulfilment service to support brands requiring a UK distribution centre.
Fulfilment by Secret Sales (FBSS) will enable brands without a local warehouse in the UK, or the ability to ship from continental Europe in a commercially viable and timely way, to trade. They will operate alongside over 1,600 brands that use the platform’s core business model of digitally connecting non full price inventory and shipping via their own distribution centres.
Fulfilment by Secret Sales allows brands and retailers to ship goods in bulk to Secret Sales’ UK warehouse and will handle picking, packing and direct-to-consumer shipping via 24 or 48 hour tracked services, as well as returns.
Chris Griffin, CEO of Secret Sales, said: “Our premium ecommerce marketplace model, with digitally connected inventory and brand to consumer shipping is by far the most efficient, sustainable and profitable way for brands and retailers to trade non full price inventory, however we understand the challenges faced by a number of brands unable to fulfil the last piece of the puzzle if their stock is based in continental Europe or Brexit regulations are making selling directly to UK consumers prohibitively expensive. We are simply adding a convenient option that looks after the final step, helping those brands to fulfil orders on the Secret Sales platform.”
Brands pay a small management fee per month, alongside a per parcel pick, pack and ship rate. The company claims that the management fee is heavily subsidised, with rates similar to those which brands would experience if they were fulfilling orders themselves.
Versace 19v69 and jewellery brand Azro Silver are among those currently signed up to the service.
Secret Sales aims to gradually roll out a fulfilment service in each country it trades in.