Web shop offering everything from light bulbs to flagpoles
What do you do when you want to expand your DIY business and provide all of Denmark with low-cost building materials?
When Davidsen Tømmerhandel decided to open a web shop, they faced major challenges.
How to calculate the freight rate for everything from small packages to entire pallets with unhandy goods?
These challenges led to a partnership with Consignor, and one of the main results was the Ship Advisor service, which is linked to the carriers’ current freight rates.
“The customers simply add the items to the shopping cart and enter their postal code, and the freight rate appears”, says Lasse Roth from Davidsenshop.dk.
The freight rate calculator retrieves updated rates directly from the carrier and chooses the cheapest solution for the customer.
“The web shop has an annual volume of approx. 16,000 consignments. Products range from small packages to large pallets. Packages weighing up to 20 kg are forwarded via the national postal service, whereas other carriers cater for all unhandy goods and goods shipped on pallets”, explains Lasse Roth from Davidsenshop.dk.
“Everything is fully automatic. As soon as we enter the order number and press “Print”, the system prints a label indicating if the consignment is to be sent by mail or freight service. This allows us to focus on our day-to-day business activities, so we are very pleased with the solution from Consignor.”
Davidsenshop.dk were early birds and have now operated their web shop for six years. Consignor has contributed all along, gaining experience and building the current solution known as Ship Advisor.
And what about the flagpole?
Well, it is delivered directly from the manufacturer to the customer at a fixed price. Indeed, there are no limits to what you can sell on the Internet!
"The customers simply add the items to the shopping cart and enter their postal code, and the freight rate appears. The freight rate calculator retrieves updated rates directly from the carrier and chooses the cheapest solution for the customer."
Lasse Roth, Davidsenshop.dk