Portcentric logistics specialist, Import Services is celebrating another major account win from the US market with the recent addition of JAKKS Pacific to its customer portfolio.

The Southampton based retail logistics and distribution company, which prides itself on delivering first class customer service, has secured JAKKS business in a competitive pitch.

The agreement includes provision of inbound transport, customs clearance, storage, high volume order processing, pre-retailing services and outbound distribution for all JAKKS products, destined for UK and Eire major retailers.

JAKKS is a top five U.S. player in the toys and leisure products sector and an award winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally known trademarks including Disney®, Nickelodeon®, Warner Bros®, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Hello Kitty®, Graco® and Cabbage Patch Kids®.

In addition to recent wins such as Melissa & Doug, IMC Toys and Fun4Kids, JAKKS Pacific joins Import Services’ ever growing portfolio of toy and gift clients.

JAKKS Pacific comments, “Our decision to work with Import Services is based on its impressive knowledge of UK retail logistics which, combined with web enabled systems and their location at the Port of Southampton, presented us with a compelling business case.’’

Import Services client services director, Mike Thomas said: “We are thrilled to be working with Jakks, another significant win for us in providing specialist retail logistics support for US based companies distributing their products to the majors, multiples and independent retailers across the UK and Continental Europe.’’

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“Our previous experience with other logistics firms made us focus upon the importance of finding a contractor with a management team which can maintain a true ‘hands on’ approach”.

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Mike Weiss

Operations Manager, Melissa & Doug

“Import Services provide flexible logistics operations, necessary for our Web-driven business. Their service levels are consistently high and we enjoy working with them”.

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Garry Mills

Director, Fun 4 Kids

“Our decision to work with Import Services is based on their impressive knowledge of UK retail logistics which, combined with web enabled systems and their port-centric location in Southampton, presented us with a compelling business case”.

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Mark Hyndman

Alpha Animation

You have provided us with a robust start to the year with the consistent shipping of high numbers of customer orders after the January Furniture Show and Spring Fair early February. Your output was hard, fast and relentless, thank you very much. Our sales target was set higher than last year and with your support and cooperation we not only hit it, but beat it, even in this tough trading climate.

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