Toy and Baby

    In industries led by customer demand, selecting the right partner to manage your fulfilment is a critical business decision.

    Amethyst, who is the UK’s largest third party provider of warehousing and distribution to the toy industry, provide a cost efficient supply chain with security and control over your stock. Our services include significant levels of pre-retail work to meet retailers’ precise requirements as well as storage and distribution. Our clients include many famous national and international brands. We are proud of the fact our clients’ products have won the coveted Toy of the Year award for 6 of the last 10 years.

    We understand that timely and accurate delivery is essential to avoid costly contract penalties and lost sales with major high street retail customers.  Our strategically located distribution centres and best in class processes ensure our clients achieve 100% on time, in full delivery success.

    Furthermore, our delivery solutions range from full loads going to major retailer NDC’s, through parcels to independent specialists and fulfilling internet orders. Our experience and specialised knowledge of the multiple retailers we deliver to on behalf of our clients has enabled us to maximise the benefits to our customers.

    WAREHOUSING

    Operating over 525,000 square feet of shared-user warehousing across 6 distribution centres, with up to 1,000 full time employees at peak times, Amethyst is perfectly positioned to provide modern, strategically located warehousing with high levels of security. We provide flexible storage storage, tailored to our client’s requirements, designed for maximising efficiency. We offer specialist services to our clients including wholesale and retail distribution as well as e-fulfilment and reworking / pre-retail. Amethyst invests to provide clients with flexible space and labour, without the fixed costs.

    DISTRIBUTION

    We understand our client’s success depends on accurate and timely delivery of goods. Leveraging our supply chain expertise, we are able to provide a customised solution to each of our clients. We operate multi-client sites delivering to retailer’s distribution centres, retail outlets and web store customers throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and worldwide. This way we optimise vehicle fill to reduce costs and environmental impact and utilise our excellent retailer relationships to deliver 100% on time, in full deliveries.

    ADDED VALUE

    Beyond the standard storage and distribution offering we perform significant amounts of pre-retail customisation to meet the various retailer’s requirements, including Merchandising Units, relabelling, barcoding, remedial work and kitting. We are also seeing increased levels of multichannel routes to market via D2C orders (bypassing the retailers’ DC’s) and the launching of B2C services from manufacturers, both of which we support seamlessly via our adaptable systems and processes.

    IT

    Our services start with a full systems specification and integration of our warehouse management systems with clients stock control systems. For multichannel integrations we also integrate with web platforms and clients’ customer systems where required. Our systems handle inbound scheduling, order processing and status’, transport management and tracking as well as returns processing.

    We take a partnership approach to our client relationships. We manage this relationship through our operational teams with daily and weekly reviews and on a strategic level with Managing Director collaboration for regular reviews. This way we ensure the day to day KPI’s are achieved whilst allowing for planning of future developments. We provide an online reporting system for clients which is designed to allow self service access to key data for clients on demand.

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