The Delivery Conference 2023 Onport Round Up
Hosted in the Royal Garden Hotel, Metapack’s The Delivery Conference fulfilled its promise of discussing what the future holds for the e-commerce industry and how to navigate the extraordinary challenges faced.
Among the menagerie of themes and topics covered on the agenda, we wanted to share and expand on those that resonated the most with us here at Onport:
- Sustainability Initiatives
- Operational Efficiency
- The Balancing Act
Sustainability in modern marketplace operations is crucial not only for the reduction of your environmental impact but also for the long-term success of your business.
“40% of consumers will pay more and search for longer to find a product that fulfills a certain level of sustainability” - Jim Rudall, Head of Revenue EMEA, Shopify
Driving down your carbon footprint is a competitive advantage. Take the time to understand how you can implement sustainability initiatives in your supply chain and reap the rewards.
Onport is working to establish more sustainable operations within the marketplace industry. Learn more about our joint initiative with Cariuma.
With rising costs, supply chain disruptions and consumer demand fluctuating; flexibility has become crucial to the resilience of back end operations.
Finding efficiencies in your supply chain decreases operational costs and allows you to pass those savings onto your customers or invest those resources into other areas of your business that have become more demanding, like customer acquisition for instance.
“Optimize your backend and reduce internal operating costs to maintain profitability” - Stuart Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Matches Fashion
Supply Chain Risks
As the last few years have shown us, flexible business operations are incredibly important for maintaining consistency with your customers, regardless of the macro environment. Going into 2023, risk mitigation is an essential consideration for businesses when navigating challenging market conditions.
“Have a back up plan and options for when things go wrong so that your supply chain isn’t impacted to the point of disruption” - David Stock, VP of Marketing, UPS
Be like water…
We know what you’re thinking, "how are we supposed to juggle sustainability, operational efficiency and customer loyalty?”
In reality, each one should contribute to the other. Your increased operational efficiencies should be driven by sustainable initiatives - both of which will nurture customer loyalty. Nonetheless this can be a daunting question, especially while scaling your business.
When managing a curated multi vendor marketplace, this balancing act can seem almost impossible. Unifying your operations through a single platform and automating complex workflows can be key to unlocking growth (and maintaining your sanity).
Onport - A reliable partner for growth
Onport is a multi-vendor marketplace platform. It enables product marketplaces to streamline and automate their inventory, orders, payments, and shipping operations. Designed to be flexible, the Onport Platform can accommodate both those seeking an out-the-box solution and through our API, those who require a more flexible implementation. From growing SMEs to well-established Enterprises, our adaptive infrastructure is designed to be a reliable partner for growth.
With Onport, our customers can scale with confidence, streamline their daily operations as well as create truly unique marketplaces. Onport is trusted by brands such as Project N95, Ad Hoc Atelier, and Naduvi as well as over 200+ other companies.