Hong Kong-based 3PL Tigers is moving beyond traditional logistics services with its new e-commerce marketplace, eShop.
It will support SMEs entering the rapidly expanding China and South-east Asia e-commerce markets by providing a one-stop shop for marketing, payments, supply chain, order fulfilment and returns.
Tigers chief executive Andrew Jillings told The Loadstar e-commerce was now the company’s fastest-growing sector, having entered the industry in 2010.
“It’s been very successful, it’s growing phenomenally in the US and in the UK, Holland, Germany, Australia, China – just everywhere.”
In China, eShop utilises social media platform WeChat to market to 750m users. The online store is an extension to eTigers, the 3PL’s enterprise solution for cross-border e-commerce logistics.
“We can go to a mid-sized retailer and offer to bring it into China, including full fiscal representation, meaning it doesn’t have to register or appoint an agent, as we do all of that for them.
“Plus, we handle all their fulfilment and returns business,” Mr Jillings said.