Biz Fulfillment | The Leipzig-Halle region as a Central Distribution Location

Logistic businesses and warehouses located at import hotspots are those who package and deliver bundled shipments throughout extensive regions both domestically and internationally.

They are the ones who accomplish the bundled shipment of goods produced in various countries throughout the globe and, as a direct consequence, the distribution of these items overseas.

The main target of distribution from the logistics base, is to be as far-reaching as possible, i.e., deliver to as many countries as possible – ideally worldwide.

The industries which most commonly take advantage of what logistics offer are those in technology, electronics, fashion and of capital goods.

By making use of logistics, the products manufactured in these fields get delivered overseas in a highly efficient manner via airports or, a less costly mode, via sea docks which transport the goods to their chosen storage warehouse by means of Hinterland Transport. This, naturally, means that the customer’s order gets sent out from the storage point immediately after the order is placed.

Investors Usually Expect the Following to Be Requisite of Import Locations

  • highly flexible infrastructure
  • well-positioned so as to have an international gateway [i.e., cargo airport or container seaport] in close proximity
  • Good, multimodal [i.e., a combination of modes of transport] hinterland connections
  • large, adjoined property areas
  • reasonable space and labor costs [secondary to good infrastructure]
  • settlement support for large logistics investments

After having compared the defined requirements for a European Gateway with the location offered in the Leipzig-Halle region, it is safe to say that requirements have been met or even surpassed. In particular, and of paramount importance, its infrastructure is highly well developed with its more than ample number of motorways and its efficient cargo airport.

Additionally, the interlinked principal modes of transport – road and rail -can be used in combination in several locations, which testifies to the fact that, overall, the regions’ hinterland connections are well developed.

Furthermore, the areas numerous vacant spaces, comparatively low land and labor costs, decent range of local logistics service providers, including its evident settlement support for logistics investors, renders the Leipzig-Halle region highly attractive for every demand of this logistics task.

BIZ Courier & Logistics: Now also in Leipzig, Germany!

We are ecstatic to announce that BIZ Courier & Logistics is expanding! After a very successful 2020, we are now in the process of opening our new fulfilment center in the heart of Europe, in Leipzig, Germany. This new location allows us to offer our customers a perfect mix of efficient order fulfilment services, cost effective domestic and international delivery services and Customs Clearance Solutions.

Our new fulfilment center is right next to the Leipzig/Halle International Airport, the optimal spot for the BIZ Courier & Logistics order fulfilment business. What is important about the Leipzig/Halle airport is that it is the second biggest cargo airport in Germany and among the top five in Europe, with an annual freight volume exceeding 1.2 million tons and the most dynamic growth of all Cargo Airports in Europe. The large cargo airport in Leipzig has become Europe’s new freight hub and acts as the European gateway to international trade since it is connected to more than 200 destinations. Its central location and the resulting short trucking times to important European business areas make it the ideal place for logistics companies as they strive to manage the ever-growing tide of worldwide e-commerce traffic.

Attracted by the amazing possibilities and nearly perfect conditions, numerous logistics service providers have gathered around the airport. Particularly companies in the automotive industry, e-commerce and retail business are flocking to the area. The Leipzig/Halle region has grown into an important junction of the interregional rail network as well. What better spot for BIZ Courier & Logistics to set up shop and expand our offer for small business order fulfilment?

The advantages of our new location are numerous as everything is literally in one place. The EU highway, the rail handling center, the world cargo center, the Leipzig/Halle cargo airport and logistics providers such as Deutsche Post, DHL, DB Schenker, TNT plus many more. That makes this the perfect network for order fulfilment services such as ours.

In conclusion, Leipzig and Biz Courier & Logistics are really a match made in heaven! Our new fulfilment center provides us with the perfect opportunity to deliver a cost effective, but also fast All-European fulfilment service to our customers, making our logistics network extremely competitive.

Order Fulfillment Services

In short Order fulfillment is the procedure required from the moment the order is received by a given supplier/ sales point system to the moment when the product arrives at the recipient, i.e. the customer.

Which in the main entails the following:

  • The Packaging of the order(s)
  • The dispatch/ shipping of the order(s)
  • The Delivery Process of the order (s)

An Order Fulfillment Service Is Advantageous In Numerous Ways:

  • Long-Term Contracts Are Not Necessary
    If any given company is experiencing sales lows or highs, & even in extreme growth periods, the option of outsourcing fulfillment offers flexible pricing as they are able to offer you a bespoke service for your needs and make the necessary adjustments.
    As a result, you can avoid long-term contracts.
  • Solving Issues Related To The Hiring of Staff And Or High Time Extras
    The renting of a warehouse immediately incurs greater responsibilities due to the necessity of having to hire staff. Consequently, when you fulfill and ship your own orders, as your business grows and expands, staff is required to handle the work-load. Staff you have to manage.
    Managing staff takes up a great deal of time which we often don’t have when running a business; in particular when your business is constantly in flux (e.g. ups and downs).

    Therefore, much precious time can be saved by leaving the hiring and firing up to an experienced outsourcing company especially in the hiring of staff only for seasonal work, for example, let’s say the Christmas rush etc.

    Hiring more staff for Seasonal and or high periods of business lead to problems when the upturn / high sales period turns into a low one; such as after Christmas. This is because obviously more staff had to be hired and maybe equipment needed to be bought, perhaps more space was required etc., so in the ensuing low sales period, you have more staff etc. than you and or the company can afford.

    However, all this can be regulated by an order fulfillment company; allowing you to get on with the actual business of running the company; hence your being more effective, creative etc.

Outsourcing is economically viable

  • an outsourcing company can save you money in the long term

    And depending on the scale of the outsourcer, you can benefit from their buying power.

Donation to children camps of local FC’s in Italy

During the past few weeks we were blessed with the opportunity of sharing some joy in Italy, nearby the area in which our Bolzano partner Warehouse is located.

One of our clients had in stock about 500 footballs and requested them to be destroyed since he had no further plans of selling them. Luckily enough our Warehouse Activities Supervisor Mrs. Mary Giannarakou and her Italian Counterpart Mr. Stephan Bernard came up together with the lovely idea of donating the footballs to children camps of local FC’s. Within one month they managed to liaise with 2 separate football clubs and donate 250 footballs to each!

We really hope that in the near future we shall be lucky enough to repeat similar actions by reducing waste and by also sharing love and joy.

All it takes some times is consideration. Thank you Mary and Stephan!

Fulfillment Services for Small Businesses

As more and more companies start their own online shops, customer acquisition is more important than ever. Invest your time, money and energy wisely to grow and scale the whole process without the risk of losing customers because of bad logistics!

What is a Fulfillment Service and why do you need it?

The Definition of a Fulfillment Service

A fulfillment service is the perfect solution for all small businesses and startups, who do not want to deal with shipping or have outgrown their existing warehouse infrastructure. As a fulfillment partner for small businesses we are the center for all your shipping needs. We store, prepare and ship to your customers, without you having to deal with the logistics behind the process.

With our warehouses all over Europe, we guarantee fast and efficient delivery for European destinations as well as an easy and scalable solution for your business. In combination with cash on delivery service we provide you and your customers with the highest level of security.

Benefits of Outsourcing Logistics

  • Cost Effectiveness – As a small business, acquiring warehouse space is usually a big investment. As the workload varies, you may end up wasting money on unused storage space and manpower.
    Therefore, you can save a lot of money by only paying for the storage and manpower you need at that moment.
  • Scalability – As a small business, a rapid increase in sales could cause the collapse of a weak logistics system. If you, as an eCommerce company, suddenly have to handle 10 times more sales – you could get in trouble real quick! The scalability of a storage fulfillment expert as your partner can save you  in these important moments. Our warehouses are located in cities all over Europe – so you can always guarantee fast delivery.
  • Existing Technology – Take advantage of an existing system and outsource your fulfillment with the opportunity of cash on delivery. Building a working logistics system is nothing you do in a  day or two – we offer order fulfillment services for small businesses and startups to save you time, money and energy.
  • Focus on your Core Business – As you can see, order fulfillment is more than most small business can handle – especially in a scalable and cost effective way. To grow a small business you have to concentrate your efforts on increasing sales and innovation.

When is the Right Time to find a Fulfillment Partner?

As an eCommerce business, you should decide fairly early if you want to build your own shipping infrastructure, or if you want to find a good partner with a flexible and scalable system, enabling you to use  all your  energy to work on your core business.

If you decide to trust in an expert for fulfillment storage and shipping, you are on the right track for great collaboration which gives you the possibility to grow fast and scale your logistics without the fear of losing customers in the process.

As your product fulfillment utilizes our software, infrastructure, manpower and warehouses all over Europe, we can guarantee Express Local Distribution to your customers in almost all European destinations!

So do not lose time, in which you could work on your core business and contact us today!

Our fleet: Clean, Sanitized and Sterilized!

Since the first reports of the Coronavirus outbreak in the news Biz Courier & Logistics has been closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and taking every measure in implementing them into our daily routines.

As most of you probably know already Biz Courier is the oldest department of our business and it performs deliveries with its own branded fleet in the greater metropolitan area of Athens (where almost half of the country’s population lives).

We enhanced the techniques used to clean our vehicles after each daily and weekly routine.  In particular, we are paying special attention to interior driver touch points such as seats, steering wheels, door handles and other hard surfaces. We are also paying attention to the floor panels and the wall and door paneling in order to protect all transported items during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The health of our employees and every recipient we visit is our top priority during this global crisis.

Special thanks must be given to our contracted partner @Cityparking who support our needs at all time and help us maintain our fleet clean, sanitized and sterilized!

The Covid-19 Pandemic

In the context of Corporate Social Responsibility and in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Biz would like to inform you of the following:

  • The seamless provision of services to all those involved in a supply chain is essential at this time. The right of the citizens of the country to self-isolate and to abstain from numerous various activities is also supported by distribution companies (Courier, Delivery, Supermarket, Residential Services etc.)
  • Obeying the rules laid down to protect the health of drivers – distributors/ delivery person employees working outside etc. is an absolute necessity to reduce the spread of Covid-19 virus.
    A driver-distributor/delivery person who becomes infected because of the negligence of their employer, or a recipient of their services, will then become a public risk as they can infect other recipients of the subsequent places to be visited in the course of their duties/work 
  • Electronic payment methods for your orders is highly recommended, where feasible (we recommend in all cases) to reduce the amount of interaction with the distributor-driver/ delivery person as much as possible.
    Always keep a distance of at least 2 meters from the distributor-driver/ delivery person during delivery. Additionally, it is strictly recommended that the delivery and receipt of the order be executed in the external area of your home or work. 
  • If you have been infected with Covid-19, or have reasonable suspicions that you may have, always inform the company from where you expect your order to be delivered. Biz in particular will then arrange to have your order delivered adhering to a special necessary delivery process so that we can serve you, and you can receive your order while at the same time protecting public health.

Last but not least, we would like to inform you that all our drivers are equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment (face masks, disposable gloves, antiseptic liquid), receive regular updates on the necessary protection measures against Covid-19 and the company is observing  every new development with great care, disinfecting its premises and cars, working with the least possible staff , and recommending employees, who are able to do so, to work from home.

Biz Courier & Logistics Hungary

Our location in Hungary is one we are extremely proud of. Its uniqueness derives from various facts. It is the only location of our network that can support 7 countries altogether (Hungary, Romania, Czech, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia and Poland) and almost one third of our total monthly production is fulfilled in Hungary.

A few more interesting facts about our Fulfillment Center in Hungary are:

  • Location is just off the M0 (Budapest Ring), so we have access to all motorways heading in all directions (North, East, South and West).
  • We run our own line haul network to last mile courier injection points in the surrounding countries.
  • For all countries we work with the market leading courier as the first choice
  • For most countries we have a back-up last mile courier partner in case quality issues arise.
  • Further to our order fulfillment activities, we handle up to an additional 5.000 parcels per day processed in the warehouse as part of our cross-border delivery network
  • We hold all the necessary permits for the storage of non-perishable food products.

If you are interested in selling in countries such as Hungary, Romania, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia and Poland or you are already active in all these markets, do not hesitate to contact us!

1 Year Partnership with Omest Logistics

At Biz Courier & Logistics we are celebrating our one-year successful partnership with our Official Partner from Italy, Austria and France, Omest Logistics.

OMEST stands for Motivation, Commitment, Effort, Service and Interaction

Omest Logistics and Biz Courier Logistics CEO´s Mr. Patrick Stampfer and Mr. Paul Duff share a long-term friendship and have done business together in the past. 2019 was the opportunity for them both to take their partnership to the next level. Throughout 2019 their joint venture supported the successful fulfillment and delivery of 92,500 orders in Italy, Austria and France. 52,000 of those orders were assigned to Biz Courier & Logistics throughout the last trimester of 2019, a fact that indicates that more and more customers are signing up with Biz in order to get their orders delivered in Italy, Austria and France!

Omest Logistics is also the proud owner and developer of www.europacco.com, an online portal based in Bolzano, Italy, offering package or pallet collection from your home or business address and delivery everywhere in Europe. Through collaboration with the best courier and transport companies, they are able to offer a tailor-made service with very attractive conditions. Europacco.com enjoys an outstanding 4.40 Google Review! An astonishing result deriving from more than 8,000 customer reviews.

Omest and Biz share the same ideals and culture when dealing with customers and their common service. They also apply the same protocols as those of Biz, when dealing with procedures and quality controls. Last, but not least, all Order Fulfillment Activities and Warehouse Management Services are supported by the Easybiz Software Solutions, all developed internally by Biz Courier & Logistics.

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8 Year Partnership with Asmen Logistics

Celebrating an 8 year long cooperation with our Official Partner for Spain and Portugal, Asmen Logistics! A trusted member of our Biz EU Network, Biz and Asmen together have fulfilled and delivered over 1.500.000 orders of Biz Courier & Logistic’s clients. Asmen fulfills all incoming orders and manages its Warehouses via our WMS and Fulfillment application EasyBiz FP.

Asmen & BizCourier sărbătoresc o cooperare de 8 ani

Asmen Logistics is an official agent of the Spanish Last Mile Delivery company Tip-sa Mensajeria and enjoys an extremely high percentage of customer satisfaction by providing high quality delivery services for its customers in both Spain and Portugal. If you are planning to deliver your goods in Spain and Portugal and you need a reliable fulfillment provider, you are in the right place! Click below and join the e-commerce revolution now!