The logistics module of overseas warehouse WMS is more difficult to get started than the module of warehousing operation, and the scarcity is particularly high. Although the warehousing operation module has many business processes, many scenarios, and strong correlation between multiple modules, at least there are many competing products, many Buy email list solutions, and many methods that can be used for reference. However, the logistics module of overseas warehouses is different. There are no mature solutions on the market, nor a lot of public information. The opaque information brings a lot of uncertainty. Most of the slightly mature products are stepped on by themselves. The pit is polished after summarizing experience.
Recently, I have just been working on a project related to overseas warehouse logistics, and I have accepted some new concepts and gameplays, which make me think it is quite interesting. It is worth digging into it and then sharing it.
1. Cost and price disputes in tail-haul logistics
When I first entered the business, I always thought that the profit point of overseas warehouses came from the entire service system, including warehousing services, order operations, value-added services, and the difference in freight rates for the final journey. Later, with the familiarity and understanding of the business, I found that many warehouses' warehousing services, order operations and value-added services are actually losing money.
Therefore, the reality is whether overseas warehouses can be opened, whether they can receive customers, and whether they can make money. It doesn't matter whether there is a system or not, it doesn't matter whether there is a good service or not, it doesn't matter how many hours it takes to drive from the warehouse to the port, the most important thing is the price - the price of the end-haul logistics .
For example, the two warehouses are in similar locations. The price of warehouse A to customers is as follows, while the price of warehouse B to customers is based on the price of warehouse A and can be discounted by 20% (arbitrary), then for customers , the B warehouse is very attractive.