JBC, one of Belgium’s largest clothing retailers, has chosen to outsource its e-commerce activities within Belgium. A unique development in the e-commerce landscape, given the fact that many retailers follow the prevailing trend to outsource their fulfilment in the Netherlands or Germany.
Due to the increasing popularity of her webshops it is extremely important for JBC to work with a strong partner in supply chain solutions for e-commerce, to provide its customers the best possible online shopping experience. There are many fashion Giants who follow the trend to outsource their e-fulfilment in Netherlands or Germany, JBC has deliberately chosen for a partner in Belgium. Bart Claes, CEO of JBC, explains why they chose for Bleckmann: “With our growing e-commerce activities we went looking for a new logistics partner. The Belgian roots in combination with its expertise in supply chain solutions for e-commerce and the experience in the fashion retail makes Bleckmann the perfect partner. In addition, they are going to build a new warehouse in 2019 in Beringen, enabling them quickly to provide our needs and our customers.” The activities of their current distribution centre in Houthalen will remain the same. That Center remains responsible for receiving orders and the re-stocking of the more than 140 shops in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
Bleckmann is since the beginning of October responsible for handling the online orders of JBC. Site manager Tom Leunckens explains about the operation: “From our warehouse in Grobbendonk almost 500,000 orders per year will be sent out. Every order that is placed before 21:00 hour, can be picked-up in the shop next day or delivered to the consumers home. The activities for JBC blending perfectly into the fast and flexible e-commerce organisation of Bleckmann. We look forward to the further development of the cooperation. “