EU Warehouse – Fulfilment & Distribution

EU Warehouse – Fulfilment & Distribution

EU Warehouse – Fulfilment & Distribution

CLIENT

Our client is a global investment management company with offices and clients across the world.

This client has been using Santis Global since 2019 for the provision of daily courier services including international, UK overnight and sameday courier services.

Every year they have also been using Santis Global for the fulfilment & distribution of client’s Christmas gifts, which they have been importing from South Africa.

CHALLENGE

Due to changes related to Brexit, our client was potentially facing customs bill of over £23,000 due to clearance charges on each consignment and VAT charges of each item which added up to around £34.00 per consignment.

They have communicated their requirement with Santis in September asking if any of those charges could be removed or at least reduced.

Solution

Their Account Manager was happy to let them know that it was something we have already thought about and introduced the alternative of using our EU operation in the Netherlands.

The offer we have made to the client was to bring all the goods from South Africa directly into Netherlands where our broker would clear them and deliver them to our EU warehouse.

Our EU warehouse fulfilment team would complete the packing on individual gifts and pack them ready for distribution. Team fulfilled, packed and labelled 700 consignments and ship them out to individual addresses.

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EUROPEAN LOGISTICS SOLUTION

EUROPEAN LOGISTICS SOLUTION

EUROPEAN LOGISTICS SOLUTION

CLIENT

Our clients in this case study include international corporate firms across different industries who have European offices and who therefore ship goods such as marketing materials, event collateral, IT equipment to their office and various events across Europe.

CHALLENGE

From 1st January 2021 Brexit has made significant changes to the way those businesses ship their consignments from UK to EU countries. Many companies have faced substantial challenges caused by increased customs related costs, delayed deliveries due to additional customs processes, missed deliveries to events due to new Brexit customs rules and many other challenges.

Solution

Here at Santis Global we have found a solution as a direct response to those challenges.

Santis Global is happy to confirm that we can now offer a complete logistics solution to our clients including storage, pick & pack, fulfilment and distribution services from its warehouse in the Netherlands. The hub in the Netherlands allows our clients in London to:

Bring goods directly from manufacturers to our European based hub in order to avoid unnecessary customs related costs and shipping challenges out of UK

  • Give them a complete access to the warehouse management system which will allow them to monitor stock levels of their goods at a click of the button e.g. storage of marketing material, office supplies, exhibition stands or IT equipment
  • Arrange deliveries using the warehouse management system giving our clients option of express, time critical and economy services depending on their requirements
  • Control cost due to access to online reports and transparency of cost
  • To manage their marketing collateral for their events and office needs
  • Manage small to large scale distributions
  • Manage online sales/ requests thanks to a real time Application Programming Interface (API) and WMS integration
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A PERFECT BACK UP SUPPLIER

A PERFECT BACK UP SUPPLIER

A PERFECT BACK UP SUPPLIER

CLIENT

Our client is a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company with its Head Quarters in America.

Their Post Room is managed by a well-known Facilities Management company whose two main suppliers are a global international courier company and UK wide same day courier company. However, this Facilities Management company, thanks to their experience within the industry, chose Santis Global in 2018 as a back-up courier service supplier across all services due to our service flexibility and reliability.

CHALLENGE

Our client has a global agreement with an international, well known courier company, which they are happy to use for most of their shipments on a daily basis.

However, in February 2020 they realised that this courier company could not support their quickly changing daily courier requirement.

Due to lockdown in March, our client had to arrange a distribution of over 1 million items to their staff working from home and over 35 international offices. Some of those items, such as hand sanitisers, were classified as Dangerous Goods and shipping these worldwide is more complex. Shippers must stay on top of current transport regulations, including hazard classification, packing, marking and documentation requirements.

In addition, home deliveries and collections from staff around the UK presented other challenges. These included arranging timed deliveries and collections, arranging collections without shipping labels from residential addresses and often supporting staff members who have never before dealt with couriers, not to mention customs across the world.

Solution

Santis Global was happy to jump in and cover this requirement.

Our Customer Service team, Operations team and the client’s dedicated Account Manager worked together to cover a distribution of over 1 million items around UK and Worldwide.

Our fully qualified staff made sure all the items were packed, labelled and shipped out according to the regulations.

Flexibility of service and a can-do approach allowed changes during the distribution including changing delivery addresses and delivery requirements.

Distribution was fully managed by an experienced, dedicated Account Manager who updated our client throughout the process from items arriving to our warehouse, fulfilment process, to the final delivery at its destination.

We use Santis, EVERY DAY and multiple times a day. We courier all sorts of things and they NEVER complain about the size, weight, or shape of our goods. The website is SUPER user friendly and makes scheduling a breeze. They are reliable, on time, and always deliver. My co-workers, and I, always recommend their services to our clients. Their customer service goes above and beyond.

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MORE THAN JUST A COURIER

MORE THAN JUST A COURIER

MORE THAN JUST A COURIER

CLIENT

With over 2,800 lawyers in over 150 countries, speaking over 70 languages, our client is one of the largest and most prestigious multinational law firms in the world with headquarters in London since 1743.

CHALLENGE

Every year our client sends their lawyers on worldwide secondments. This relocation process requires them to move their personal belongings to another country, often having to deal with complex logistical challenges including packing, shipping and customs clearance of their personal belongings. With customs regulations varying from country to country, this can often become a very stressful process for the client.

In 2018 the client approached Santis Global to help them with day to day courier requirement from their London office, but most importantly they were looking for a cost affective and reliable solution to their Secondment requirement.

Solution

As a direct response to our client’s requirement we have created a “Corporate Secondment Service” combining our service flexibility and our expertise in the logistic field.

The features of this product include:

  • Complete support and guidance from a dedicated and highly experienced Account Manager and our secondment team
  • Supply of all packing materials to client
  • 24h collection with bespoke two-hour collection window
  • Flexibility of routing options including standard express courier service, direct flight options, air freight and even sea freight
  • Complete support and guidance on customs paperwork
  • Personal effects insurance
  • Personal effect form checker prior to shipping to avoid any unnecessary delays and to make sure no banned items or dangerous goods are included
  • Final checks prior to shipping including packaging being assessed and professional packing arranged if required

Here, we often send trainee lawyers on worldwide secondments. The process at Santis Global could not be simpler. We have an option to book on-line or simply send an email to Santis Global and they take care of the rest, from supplying boxes, collection, delivery to insurance and Customs Clearance the whole process is hassle free.

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THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

CLIENT

Our client is one of the most recognised Financial Publishers in London. They provide news, information and crucial financial insight for professional financial advisers and investors globally. Since starting in 1999 they have employed over 240 personnel and opened other offices in New York, Munich, Milan and Singapore.

In addition to publishing their own financial news, analysis and unique fund manager performance information, our client also organizes over 80 events worldwide to help the industry network face-to-face.

CHALLENGE

Our client needed a logistic partner who would not only help their shipments from A to B, but who would also achieve the “impossible” when it came to shipping their marketing materials to usual locations. They needed a partner who would help them manage their logistic calendar based on their already scheduled events, taking into consideration transit times and other logistics restrictions.

Solution

Santis Global provided a highly experienced Account Manager who works closely with the client to understand their requirements including the scheduling of their events, the amount of material being sent to those events and their deadlines. Based on that information the Account Manager plans their logistic schedule to meet all the above service expectations. Part of our logistics planning also includes arranging customs paperwork, including temporary export declarations such as Carnets in order to avoid unnecessary duties and taxes. Other more challenging requirements also included transportations of those goods to challenging locations such as private islands, which weren’t reachable using standard courier networks. In order to meet this challenge Santis Global utilised our extensive independent network throughout the world in order to meet client’s expectations, even if it meant hiring a speedboat…

We use Santis, EVERY DAY and multiple times a day. We courier all sorts of things and they NEVER complain about the size, weight, or shape of our goods. The website is SUPER user friendly and makes scheduling a breeze. They are reliable, on time, and always deliver. My co-workers, and I, always recommend their services to our clients. Their customer service goes above and beyond.

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ONE STOP SHOP ACROSS ALL COURIER SERVICES

ONE STOP SHOP ACROSS ALL COURIER SERVICES

ONE STOP SHOP ACROSS ALL COURIER SERVICES

CLIENT

Our client is a British bimonthly magazine dedicated to fashion, music, art and youth culture.

It has built its reputation on being a reliable source of inspiration in fashion culture. It began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980 and quickly gained its position as the forerunner of fashion and style.

CHALLENGE

Our client looked for a supplier who could provide a full range of courier services for both sides of the business – Publishing and Fashion.

Their scope of requirement included daily international, UK overnight and same day courier services from their London office, time-critical courier services to their photoshoots, customs support, storage, distribution management for subscribers and online clientele, as well as fashion runs between high-end fashion designers and photoshoots.

Solution

In 2018 Santis Global was able to offer our client the full scope of services they required including:

  • International express and time-critical delivery services including direct first flight-out options to photoshoots
  • UK Next service including 9am, 10.30am, 12pm and Saturday delivery services
  • UK same day service
  • Fashion runs
  • Storage, pick & pack, fulfilment and distribution services of their magazines
  • Customs Support on temporary shipments of high-end fashion items to photoshoots

In addition to the above services, Santis Global offered our client a dedicated and highly experienced Account Manager as a main point of contact.

Our Account Manager works closely with the client to make sure he understands their business requirements and monitors each project closely to make sure everything is delivered in the agreed timeframe.

Furthermore, he advises them on the best practices and makes recommendations on spend reduction methods including:

  • Choosing the most suitable delivery choices to avoid primum prices
  • Planning fashion runs to decrease spend on this service
  • Support on customs declarations to avoid paying unnecessary duties and taxes
  • Implemented a better invoicing and reporting system

 

Shane and the Santis team are brilliant logistics partners and at times absolute lifesavers. Over the years of working together they are always only a phone call away with a can-do attitude and helpful advice on how to be maximally cost efficient. I highly recommend Santis and look forward to working together for many more years to come.

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