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WCA initiates an e-commerce logistics network

WCA Ltd has released world’s first dedicated eCommerce logistics network in connection with the changing global economy and the marked shift towards online consumerism. The network is open to all players in the cross-border eCommerce supply chain.

David Yokeum, Founder and Chairman, WCA said, “By 2020, it is projected that freight forwarding will be 20 per cent eCommerce driven. Our decision to involve ourselves in eCommerce is a direct result of these projections. Our utmost concern is that network members are supported, and provided with the tools and opportunities necessary for them to become leaders in eCommerce logistics.”

Started in mid-October, the network has already witnessed over 100 logistics companies apply for membership and has attracted the interest of a wide range of companies within the supply chain.

According to Dan March, Chief Executive Officer, WCA, “The response has been phenomenal and we have been approached by a number of world’s largest internet retailers and online marketplaces, all wishing to employ the network to meet their ambitious international expansion plans for B2B, B2C, and C2C business.”

The WCA eCommerce network is open to all independent freight forwarders regardless of their knowledge or experience in the sector. Companies first join at the eMember level where valuable resources – such as webinars, training sessions and expert consulting – can be utilised to help them become proficient in eCommerce logistics. Once accomplished, eMembers may apply for certified eVendor status, allowing them to trade directly and build volumes and business with fellow eCommerce partners and eTailers.

Alex Allen, Managing Director, eCommerce, WCA said, “To become a certified eVendor, a member must undergo a comprehensive eCommerce capabilities audit. As an eVendor, the company is free to offer logistics services back to the network. The beauty for eVendors is that they are also fully covered by WCA’s industry-leading financial protection programme.”

WCA eCommerce is the world’s only neutral platform; promoting product development, new partnerships, and business growth in the eCommerce sector. In 2017 WCA eCommerce plans to launch a range of additional benefits, including comprehensive eCommerce shipment insurance, a range of innovative eCommerce-specific IT solutions, preferred rates on global and domestic last-mile and courier deliveries, and regional eCommerce consolidation programmes.