Ecommerce platform Shopify has introduced its own fulfilment option for merchants in the US.
Shopify Fulfillment Network is billed as an end-to-end service, taking care of everything from the customer completing a purchase to the delivery.
The company said alongside a number of fulfilment centres the service would take advantage of its smart inventory allocation technology, allowing it to predict the closest fulfilment centres and optimal inventory qualities for each location.
Merchants can sign up for early access to the scheme now. The platform did not say when or if its fulfilment service might be rolled out elsewhere.
In a statement the company said: “Shopify is known for having simplified the online shopping experience, and we are now taking this one step further — making the fulfillment systems and technology that used to be reserved for the largest companies in the world accessible and affordable to every merchant, even those just starting to take off.
“All of this happens without requiring you to be a technical expert, so that you can focus on building lasting relationships with your customers.”
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