WCA has launched the first eCommerce logistics network to cope with the changing global economy and shift towards online shopping.
It launched in mid-October and has already seen over 100 logistics companies apply for membership, and has attracted interest of a wide range of companies across the supply chain.
WCA eCommerce is open to all independent freight forwarders, who will first join at eMember level, giving them access to resources including webinars, training sessions and expert consulting. Once accomplished, they can apply for eVendor status, allowing them to trade directly and build volumes and business with fellow eCommerce partners and eTailers.
WCA eCommerce managing director, Alex Allen says: “To become a certified eVendor a member must undergo a comprehensive eCommerce capabilities audit. As an eVendor, the company is free to offer logistics services back to the network. The beauty for eVendors is that they are also fully covered by WCA’s industry-leading financial protection program.”
WCA founder and chairman, David Yokeum adds: “By 2020 it is projected that freight forwarding will be 20 per cent eCommerce driven. Our decision to become involved in eCommerce is a direct result of these projections.”
“Our utmost concern is that network members are supported, and provided with the tools and opportunities necessary for them to become leaders in eCommerce logistics.”