E-commerce-enabler launches fulfillment hubs

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HOMEGROWN digital trade-enabler Great Deals E-commerce Corp. has continued to develop its information-technology infrastructure, warehouse capabilities, technology research, and capital expenditures as it aggressively expands its presence in the country.

The company announced it has already started the development of its 70,000-square meter fulfillment center in San Rafael, Bulacan, where it will introduce the use of robots to scale up to a million orders in a day.

To further enhance its logistics efficiency and widen its reach, the firm also has kicked off a similar facility in Cebu and is set to open another hub in Davao this month, in partnership with Lazada.

“Lazada supercharged the way Filipinos shopped in Luzon, particularly in Metro Manila, even at the height of the pandemic in 2020. Now, we want to help replicate and bring that to Visayas and Mindanao [VisMin] to reach a bigger portion of our Filipino consumers,” said Great Deals founder and chief executive officer Steve Sy.

These new fulfillment hubs in the VisMin regions showcase their advanced logistics, storing and end-to-end solutions, pioneering hyperlocalization in terms of using nationwide geomapping technology in the country’s online shopping industry.

Expediting deliveries that previously could take five days to a week, customers can receive their parcels in as fast as three days after placing an order and at lower shipping fee costs.

“Building these fulfillment centers is a testament to our commitment in providing a better customer experience. We are always looking to help our kababayans experience online shopping not only in the major cities but also in key urban or rural areas,” he said.

Grateful for the continued support of their partners like Lazada for making this happen, the e-distributor constantly seeks to improve customer experience, lessen shipping fees, and fast-track delivery time, according to him.

“We look forward to onboarding more brands in this new project,” Sy said. “We wish to reach more Filipinos and let them experience the power of online shopping.”

Great Deals is an all-around service provider, handling everything from digital content, web design, analytics, chat support, warehousing, and fulfillment to logistics. It made headlines in 2019 for breaking its own record as it processed 233,038 orders in one day.

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