Located in UK & Europe's #1 hotspots
With our fully automated warehouse in Northampton, we are located right in the middle of the UK's golden triangle. Every household in the UK is within a days reach. Next to that, our multi-warehouse solution with E-fulfilment centers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, offers you the opportunity to easily sell your products to every European country. Every major E-commerce market is now less than a few hours away, so we can ensure quick last-mile delivery. Because our warehouses are located close to Schiphol/Amsterdam airport and the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, we are the best entry point for Europe and we can onboard your products extremely fast.
Online & Real time dashboard
Having your stock in multiple locations can be difficult to manage. That is why our real-time dashboard features tell you everything you need to know regarding your orders and products. Our tools give you a detailed overview of your complete stock and sales. We belief that this information is the core of your sales, customer satisfaction and marketing strategy. By presenting the information in real-time and in an insightful manner, we make sure you’re always one step ahead of the competition.
Trade services, we can help you
Powering the bpostgroup we can support you with trade services. From importing and exporting to complicated duty and tax optimalisation and even international trade consulting. We give you the possibility to gain a network for your crossborder needs. With experienced, licensed staff and industry-leading customs technologies, we are the crossborder experts. Don't wait any longer with expanding to Europe. With our E-fulfilment and 3PL solutions at your disposal, outsourcing your webshop logistics is just a small step to take in order to become even more successful.
In this fast-paced market, we know it is of vital importance that you can easily connect and integrate with our systems. For this reason, we have a dedicated team of expert programmers to help you when needed. Since Active Ants developed the IT systems inhouse, we know exactly what to do and are able to get your shop running in a matter of hours. We have an extensive and well documented API and pre-developed interfaces with all major shop platforms. Magento, Shopify, Lightspeed and WooCommerce, for instance, are just a few of the many integrations that we offer.
Apart from our shop platform integrations, we also offer many marketplace and connector integrations. We've built our fulfilment process in such a way, that we can fulfil orders for any major platform in any country. Amazon, Zalando, About You, you name the marketplace and we can connect to it. Not only directly, but also through our channel partners like ChannelEngine, ChannelAdvisor and PackageBee. You take control back of your online store and we'll handle the (logistical) rest.
Every entrepreneur knows that you need branding to stand-out with your online store. However, shipping and storing your own branded packaging is not only expensive, but also environmentally unfriendly. Luckily, we have the perfect solution for you; Automated Personalised Sustainable Packaging. Our automated packing machines cut and fold the boxes to the smallest size possible so no unnecessary air is packed. The advantage: less space is needed during transportation and a smaller foot-print for your company. To make it even better, every box gets sealed off by a lid that can be personalised with a full colour print, completely to your liking. No more boring plain packaging but your own design printed on the box to tell your story. A unique feature available for everyone!
Active Ants AutoStore
All of our warehouses are equipped with the revolutionary AutoStore system. This system consists of storage bins that are stacked on top of each other, on which robots drive back and forth to bring the bins with products to our operators. This ensures an error-free, fast, dust-proof and theft-proof storage and order-picking process. On top of that makes the AutoStore our E-fulfilment process more sustainable than a traditional 3PL fulfilment provider because it requires 600% less space compared to a normal warehouse.
Active Ants developed various excellent, fast and affordable returns solutions. With our exclusively developed API, you can automatically generate return labels for your customers via our IT system. We include these return labels with every order. If consumers want to return an item, all they have to do is stick the return label on the box and drop it off at the post office! Since this method of returns processing is mandatory at marketplaces such as Zalando and Amazon, Active Ants has taken care of everything for you.
Unique within the Active Ants Approach is the BasketPic™ solution. By automatically weighing orders and matching the calculated weight, we ensure zero errors during our process. We also make a picture of the products before shipping, which you can send to your customer or use for customer service purposes. This enables you an extra touchpoint and the insurance that the ordered products are in perfect condition. Giving your customer a real look into their own shopping cart, how great is that!?
Seventy-five percent of Active Ants is owned by bpost, the Belgian postal service. bpost is an internationally oriented organisation with more than 34,000 employees across ten countries and an annual revenue figure of around €3.5 billion. In addition to processing and delivering mail in Belgium, bpost also has an international network of fulfilment and last-mile delivery organisations in other countries. Active Ants and its clients can make use of this network for their own benefit.
Our Multi-Warehouse solution gives you the opportunity to place your stock as close as possible to your clients.
NEXT DAY DELIVERY UK
We offer next day delivery in the UK. Our direct daily connections and 13 different partner carriers, including Royal Mail, make sure of that.