Direct to Store

As Retailers wish to reduce their risk and inventory costs by pushing back up the supply chain, Suppliers must find the optimum route to Market for their products.

Import Services is the answer for your products sourced abroad and shipped into the UK by container for distribution direct to store, from a Port-centric warehouse.

Parcel distribution on this basis, combines much lower inbound shipping costs, with impressive speed to Market.

This is the compelling supply chain model, Port-centric distribution with Import Services, Southampton.

Parcel distribution is a uniform cost in the UK, which means if a store order is despatched from Southampton to Newcastle, it costs the same as sending the parcel from a Midlands warehouse to Newcastle. Therefore there is no reason to transport inbound containers from the port of arrival, to an inland distribution hub, where parcel distribution direct to store, is required.

Import Services proves this model day in and day out with high street deliveries to retail chains and a wide range of Indi Stores throughout the UK, Eire and Continental Europe.

Our Clients have already seen the light, now it’s time for you to wake up to the future of logistics with Import Services…

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We’re delighted to be working with Import Services, having seen first-hand the advantages of their port-centric location and in-depth retail knowledge

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Richard Wells

University Games + Paul Lamond

‘Our expanding multi-channel networks demand speed to market from bonded DC facilities, this criteria was met by Import Services.’

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Jodie Thorpe

Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Little Birdy Group

“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

“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

‘The strength of our relationship with Import Services is based on their information systems.’

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Jon More

Learning Resources

“You have provided us with a robust start to the year with the consistent shipping of high numbers, your output was hard, fast and relentless, thank you very much.”

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Darren Runnette

Art Marketing

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