Ex­press Trail­ers broad­ens ShipLowCost.com hori­zons

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

Ex­press Trail­ers has not only re­vamped its ShipLowCost on­line plat­form with a new look but more im­por­tantly, it has ex­tended its of­fer­ing to now al­low cus­tomers to send any­thing they want to any­where in the world through an on­line plat­form in just a few clicks.

“Since the ge­n­e­sis of ShipLowCost, it was al­ways part of our strate­gic plan to also serve the lo­cal re­tailer in gain­ing ac­cess to the global mar­ket. Re­tail­ers are mov­ing to­wards om­nichan­nel by adding e-com­merce to their brick-and-mor­tar out­lets. One of the big­gest chal­lenges be­ing on an is­land is the ef­fi­ciency and ef­fec­tive­ness of the de­liv­ery of e-sales to cus­tomers around the world. By pro­vid­ing lo­cal on­line sell­ers with a plat­form that en­ables them to sell to any­where in the world, we are ac­tu­ally en­abling ev­ery­one to be­come a global re­tailer,” said Franco Az­zopardi, chair­man and CEO of Ex­press Trail­ers.

“To date, ShipLowCost.com was geared mainly to­wards on­line shop­pers who redi­rected their on­line pur­chases to one of our de­pots spread around Europe and from there, we had them shipped di­rectly to Malta through our ex­ten­sive road net­work. The strength in this of­fer­ing is that we own our fleet and we have thou­sands of trips to and from Malta to make this of­fer­ing ef­fi­cient. Now, the ser­vice is be­ing ex­tended to any­one, busi­ness or in­di­vid­ual, who wants to sell and ship to any­where in the world.”

“In fact, we have launched the ser­vice now at this par­tic­u­lar time of the year for those cus­tomers who might also wish to send presents to their loved ones abroad over the Christ­mas sea­son,” added Az­zopardi. “Be­ing strongly en­trenched in to­tal lo­gis­tics, we can sup­port our ex­port­ing client through a few clicks, with a col­lec­tion ser­vice, right-siz­ing of pack­ing boxes and also for the big­ger re­tailer, man­aged ware­hous­ing with a pick-pack-de­liver op­tion.”

“This project, to which we have been af­ford­ing a lot of en­ergy over the past three years, con­tributes fur­ther to strength­en­ing Ex­press Trail­ers’ lead­ing po­si­tion in Malta’s lo­gis­tics sec­tor,” added Az­zopardi.

ShipLowCost.com is go­ing to re­main one of the main pri­or­i­ties and goals for 2019 for Ex­press Trail­ers.

“From a com­mer­cial as­pect, we are go­ing to en­hance ShipLowCost.com’s B2B ca­pa­bil­ity to in­clude an ex­port ser­vice for on­line sales done by Malta-based re­tail­ers. With this new en­abling ser­vice, one does not need to be a huge ex­porter to sell abroad. In­deed, one will be able to sell even small quan­ti­ties and rely on the best of breed lo­gis­tics for ex­port and fi­nal de­liv­ery,” con­cluded Az­zopardi.

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