Logistics plays a central role in the operation of cross-border websites. As the enterprise spreads to new markets, the online retailer must keep track of inventory and deliveries at multiple locations and across devices. The ability to ensure sufficient inventory and prompt deliveries is key to an enterprise’s success.
New cloud solutions (PaaS and RaaS) enable integration of several touchpoints in order to gain a view of the inventory status at each location, and determine where replenishment is needed. Other new software in the cloud enables the building of a collaborative platform which provides process visibility for all stakeholders including suppliers, carriers and customers. The use of advanced technologies for operational logistics increases efficiency and control, and reduces costs.