AMSTERDAM - July 11, 2012 - Dutch wine merchant WijnWagentje has employed Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) to supply order fulfillment services for its internet sales operation. Menlo will maintain all aspects of the e-commerce function, including order processing, warehousing, packaging, inventory control and distribution from its facility at Eersel in the southern part of the Netherlands. The scope of the operation covers all parts of the Netherlands and includes the whole range of the Italian wine specialist’s online inventory; available at www.wijnwagentje.nl.
Menlo is the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) and provides logistics, transportation management and supply chain management services as well as its expanding e-fulfillment offering across all five continents. In Europe it has nine multi-client warehouse and distribution centers providing multi-functional and flexible supply chain services.
In making its decision, WijnWagentje management was impressed with Menlo’s personal approach, its flexibility, the efficiency of its proposed start-up methodology and the logistics company’s ability to assist with potential business development plans into other regional markets in the near future.
Wicher van den Bosch, the co-founder of WijnWagentje comments, “To enhance our service to the consumer and to further optimize the logistics behind our online web shop, we chose Menlo as our new fulfillment partner, primarily because of their willingness to work closely with us on every detail of our requirements and their potential to help us expand our markets in the future.”
As a new e-commerce/e-fulfillment customer, WijnWagentje’s operation went live in mid-May. Menlo currently dispatches daily, direct-to-consumer addresses via parcel carrier across the Netherlands. Customers ordering via www.WijnWagentje.nl purchase cases of wine (six bottles in each) with the option of mixed cases. Menlo handles the entire fulfillment process from receipt of order to final delivery.
In welcoming WijnWagentje as a new customer, Tony Gunn, Menlo’s managing director in Europe stated, “With the current trend of growth in Internet retailing rapidly increasing the emphasis on e-commerce as a consumer outlet, our e-fulfillment services are in greater demand. Menlo is delighted to assist a start-up venture in the Dutch market and is well-paced to service this customer’s expansion plans into other European markets.”
WijnWagentje (“Wine Cart”) runs an easily accessed web shop selling “quality wines for nicer prices” to wine lovers in the Netherlands. The company was founded in 2009 by two Dutch friends living and working in Italy; hence the current specialisation in Italian wines. Growth plans foresee the addition of quality wines from other regions in due course. The concept remains lean and mean: you pay a realistic price for the quality you buy, but all other costs are minimised.
Web shop: http://wijnwagentje.nl
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe
In Europe Menlo Worldwide Logistics maintains 17 dedicated and multi-client logistics and transportation control towers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This warehouse and transportation network can serve as a pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.
3PL warehousing and distribution services, as well as 4PL supply chain and LLP transport management solutions are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion and apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive and heavy industry; defense and government services and retail e-fulfillment.
The European headquarters is located at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Center in the Netherlands.
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.
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