July 05, 2016: Hermes Fulfilment has been picked by clothing retailer Takko Fashion as its logistics partner. Hamburg-based distance selling service provider is now handling the warehousing and order picking of all the items shown on the Takko Fashion website. It is also providing financial and call centre services.
Until recently, Takko Fashion clothing was sold exclusively through a network of physical retail stores. A couple of weeks ago, an online shop was set up as an additional distribution channel for the German market.
The warehousing and picking of the items is carried out at the Südhafen mail-order logistics centre in Haldensleben (Saxony-Anhalt). Hermes Fulfilment has just finished turning this facility into one of the most modern in Germany specifically designed to serve the needs of the logistics processes associated with fashion items.
Takko Fashion’s inventory management, merchandise management and checkout systems are connected to the IT platforms of Hermes Fulfilment via standard interfaces. Takko Fashion operates its returns management itself.
One of the decisive factors for the partnership agreement with Hermes Fulfilment was the extensive experience that the Hamburg services provider and Otto Group member has of the retail sector.
“Its expertise in fashion and retail logistics, the wealth of knowledge it has built up in the field of e-commerce and the competence of its sales and project management team were what convinced us,” said Thomas Helmreich, CFO, Takko Fashion.
“We benefit from a state-of-the-art picking and sorting system installed at the mail-order logistics centre a couple of months ago to optimise the flow of products.”
By partnering with clothing retailer Takko Fashion, Hermes Fulfilment GmbH is consolidating its leadership position in the field of fashion logistics.