Import Services Limited
Part of the Xpediator Plc Group, Import Services Limited is a UK based port-centric logistics company, operating from Southampton and linking intelligent networks of supply chain logistics with global real-time information to meet the new world of retailing.
Import Services specialise in retail supply chain services from purchase order management to customer delivery; providing web-based systems, port-centric warehousing, high volume order processing, pre-retailing and delivery tracking to multi-channel retail customers, across the UK and Continental Europe.
Import Services’ port-centric warehouses are strategically located in Southampton, to provide the optimum route to market for suppliers to retail Majors, Multiples, Indi Stores or Direct to Consumer.
Retail Logistics Distribution Centres
- 3 high performance, multi-user Distribution Centres
- Port-centric logistics warehouse distribution from our locations in Southampton
- 52,000 pallet locations operational in Southampton
- CFSP / Bonded storage operations
- Full AEO, IIP accreditation
- Web-linked information door to door
- UK / Continental European retailers + B2C served daily
Port-Centric Logistics at Southampton Docks with Import Services
Online customers, irrespective of Retail Multiples, Majors, Indi Stores, E-Commerce, Drop Shippers / Resellers or individual Consumers, are all ordering little and often. This means the risk and cost of supply are increasing. Therefore the supply chain needs to be flexible and capable of managing multiple routes to Market, efficiently.
Port-centric logistics retail solutions with Import Services Limited is the answer.
Moving product from the container ship to the Import Services Limited distribution centres swiftly, is the first step. While other 3PL’s are trying to collect a container and truck this miles inland, Import Services Limited have already received the product and started processing it to meet back with orders and Retailers’ launch dates.
In Southampton, Import Services Limited’s bonded distribution centres allow stock to be held, free of duty and VAT, until sold to Market in the EU or transhipped, to external markets still under bond. Southampton also offers significant protection from the elements, by virtue of the geographical location, naturally sheltered from prevailing winds. Out of the two ports servicing Far East trade, Southampton maintains a great operational track record and benefits from a unique double tide which provides an exceptionally wide tidal window for access by the World’s largest container ships 24/7.
Port-centric logistics with Import Services Limited is simple, they provide the facilities, systems and operating teams, to pre-retail stock as and when required. This minimises risk and maximises flexibility, exactly what’s needed to meet the new world of retail supply chain logistics.
If an order is B2C, Import Services Limited move with agility and speed for next day delivery, straight from its container port facilities, to the customer’s home. Import Services Limited’s port-centric logistics solutions mean carton delivery is processed with thousands of other orders on the day. All orders moving from our port warehouses, in full trailer loads, directly to the parcel hub for sortation and onward delivery via integrated parcel carriers.