As a subsidiary of bpostgroup, Active Ants is right at home in the Belgian – and international – parcels market. We can take care of all logistics: from storage, order picking and shipping to returns. In Belgium, we have a 10,000-square-metre robotised warehouse. And thanks to our extensive logistics network, orders received by 23.00 are delivered the very next day in Belgium. Next-day delivery for the Netherlands and France is possible for orders made before 22.00.
Active Ants has more than 10 years of experience in e-commerce fulfilment. For more than 250 clients, we process over 5 million orders a year. As a subsidiary of bpostgroup, we have an extensive logistics network with warehouses in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Belgium.
✓ 10,000 m²
✓ Robotised warehouse
✓ Ordered today, delivered tomorrow
✓ Circular packaging
Belgium is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Europe. Over the past 10 years, the number of online purchases has almost tripled. So the country offers plenty of growth opportunities. Especially for Dutch companies, the Belgian market is attractive. Indeed, the bulk of Belgian consumers still buy from a Dutch webshop. This is because there are stricter rules for night work in Belgium. This makes it difficult for local companies to deliver quickly and affordably.
With our international fulfilment network, you can get around these restrictions. Belgian customers ordering from a Dutch webshop can even do so until 23:59 for next-day delivery. Parcels within Belgium also have a late cut-off time of 23:00. As a result, you will always be one step ahead of the competition.
Do you want to grow your webshop? With Active Ants, you can effortlessly expand into Belgium. That way, you can vastly increase your audience in one fell swoop. As a Dutch webshop, you can easily sell in Belgium. Note that your labels must be written in three languages: Dutch, French and German. And if you consume more than 300 kilos of packaging material, the Belgian Packaging Act applies. Fortunately, you can save on this with our packing machines, which cut parcels precisely to size. Do you also sell products with batteries? Then you are required to take those back for recycling as well.
Ordered today is delivered tomorrow, also in Belgium. We work with bpost for this, the largest parcel carrier in the country. Besides fast home delivery, customers can pick up their order at 1 of the 2,800 bpost parcel points. Which is a big deal, as many Belgians prefer to have their parcels delivered to a collection point.
At our fulfilment centre in Willebroek, we work with the state-of-the-art AutoStore. Smart robots move across a framework with stacks of storage bins. This makes order picking fast and efficient. Moreover, your products are stored dust free and theftproof.
We think sustainability is important. All our fulfilment centres therefore have automatic packing machines. In Willebroek, we have two. This saves as much as 40% air in our parcels, reducing the need for delivery van trips. Moreover, it saves unnecessary padding and waste.
In Belgium, we go one step further. At our warehouse in Willebroek, all cardboard waste goes into a special cardboard press. This is collected by a supplier who turns it into new boxes. So at Active Ants, you can benefit from sustainable, circular packaging.
Do you want personal advice? Our fulfilment specialist Bianca would be happy to discuss your situation with no obligation. She can be reached by phone at +44 74 05 97 56 58.