Polish-listed e-commerce group Allegro on Monday launched the pilot phase of a new order fulfillment service through which select merchants will be able to store, sell and replenish their goods directly from an Allegro warehouse.
The Polish online retail leader, Allegro has been in the market for 20 years and has, according to its own statistics, around 20 million customers per month who visit its platform.
“On September 13, we are launching a pilot phase of the service called One Fulfillment by Allegro,” company business development manager Grzegorz Czapski told PAP.
The new system could alleviate some of the logistical burden on traders and speed up delivery times, an increasingly important factor for online shoppers.
According to Czapski, 30-40% of merchants cooperating with Allegro say they are interested in order fulfillment assistance. The pilot project aims to assess the potential of the service and the real interest of sellers.
“This year, we will invite around 30 merchants to take advantage of this service in order to test the entire processes together,” added Czapski.
“From the first quarter of 2022, we want to invite another much larger pool of sellers,” he continued. “We are preparing the measures to put an end to them available to thousands of sellers.”
For now, Allegro will rely on its 65,000 square meter warehouse in Adamow near Warsaw to provide the service.
At the same time, Czapski expects “the demand for fulfillment services to increase” and assumes that “within a few years more such logistics centers could be established in Poland”.
“Allegro has the capital resources to be able to complete many more of these projects in the future and we will generate significant additional revenue on the platform through even more efficient deliveries,” Czapski said.