British e-commerce is growing fast and this affects the freight industry, which must follow the same pace with unique services and offers to the British consumers and businesses. Therefore, Delivery Management is a field that is receiving increased attention in the UK. The growing amount of shipments provide excellent opportunities for Consignor, which is now establishing itself in London to help British companies to streamline their shipping process. It is all about connecting the sender and receiver, says Vice President at Consignor, Steffen Pasgaard:
"We see a great potential in improving freight and delivery in the UK, as it is a country where especially the e-commerce industry is growing fast. Both e-tailers and other businesses with shipping needs will achieve huge economic benefits in being effectively connected with the carriers, since delivery is a crucial part of the supply chain. The Consignor platform contains the world's largest carrier library, which means that our customers can choose exactly the solution that matches their shipments and customers. "
The expansion to the UK is a natural part of a geographic growth strategy Steffen Pasgaard continues:
"Recently we have experienced an increasing demand from customers and partners to support the UK market in the platform. This means that we already have active British customers using Consignor as a central part of their delivery process. Therefore, it was natural for us that Britain would be the next step in our growth strategy. "
Gary Carlile is Managing Director for Consignor in the UK and has high expectations for the rollout of the platform on the UK market.
10,000 customers as a basis
Britain has several software providers competing in Delivery Management. Thus, the market can feel congested, but no other providers have the same experience from a significant customer base of over 10,000 customers that Consignor already have. Which is why Gary Carlile believes that there is room for another player in the market.
"Consignor is the most complete platform available within Delivery Management containing both what is considered as standard features, but also more innovative benefits such as invoice control, freight price calculation and inbuilt extended liability for shipments. British retailers often replace carriers or add new services in line with carrier development and customer requirements, and with the world's largest carrier library, retailers will have all the choices they need in just one platform," Gary Carlile explains.
Consignor are ambitious about their entry into the UK market, and is already starting to hire more people to the UK office.
"It requires hard work and the best resources to achieve a good market position. Therefore, we are already now looking for more British employees. We are a long-term company that invest heavily in the development of our software, so we can offer our customers the best solution and service. This means that the Consignor platform can be used by all types of businesses with shipments from small e-commerce start-ups to large third-party logistics companies. This rock solid foundation is what Consignor Limited is based on," Steffen Pasgaard concludes.
• Consignor was founded in 1997 in Norway, and started in Denmark in 2002, Romania in 2006, Sweden in 2009, Finland in 2011, China in 2015 and now Britain 2016.
• Consignor helps its customers with streamlining the shipping processes, saving freight costs and improving the delivery experience for the end customer.
• There are more than 130 employees in Consignor.
• In 2015 Consignor had revenues of more than 14 million EURO.
• Consignor contains the world's largest carrier library and can be connected to all carriers.