As a Dutch-based webshop owner, you are most likely also interested in, besides the Dutch market, shipping your products to other European countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, and France. The same is true for international e-commerce companies that engage in shipping to the Netherlands and within the country. Being known as the gateway to the European market for e-commerce companies shipping from outside the EU, the Netherlands’ parcel delivery companies are an important factor also for global players. As such, effective logistics should be underestimated by neither domestic nor international e-commerce businesses. To put the importance of logistics on the success in other markets into perspective, 153 million parcels were sent cross-border from the Netherlands and 351 million parcels (of which, 240 million can be assigned to the B2C sector) were handled domestically in 2018.
Therefore, in order to establish and optimize Dutch-based order delivery for your webshop, your focus should be on choosing the most efficient parcel delivery company in the Netherlands. The majority of webshop owners primarily look for cheap shipping and fast delivery. Especially the speed of the delivery became a business standard, as roughly 90% of shipped parcels in 2020 are already delivered the next day and that is also the standard Dutch customers expect from your business. So, to help you out with reaching the standards when shipping domestically or across Europe, we prepared a detailed overview of the top 5 shipping companies in the Netherlands that are a great option for your e-commerce business.
In this part of the blog, we are listing the top 5 parcel delivery companies that might be suitable for shipping your webshop’s parcels in the Netherlands and across Europe. In this overview part, we are listing some of the most important facts and figures about these companies, as well as their advantages and disadvantages
In case you are shipping a higher number of parcels to your customers each month and you don’t want to use your time and resources on tedious logistics, outsourcing and automating your order fulfillment might be the best option for you. 3PL (third party logistics) companies like byrd can integrate your shop system within literal minutes and your orders will be fulfilled automatically and in real-time. In addition, you also benefit by having access to the multitude of shipping service providers, rendering your logistics to be as personalized and optimized for your needs as possible.
Choosing the right logistics partner is one of the most important factors that determine the success or the downfall of the majority of e-commerce companies. Adding to that trope, research also shows that for many online shoppers it is important to know which parcel delivery companies are available for shipping their intended purchases and they will often terminate the checkout if they are not content with the options provided by the particular webshop. Last but not least, the importance of sustainable e-commerce is also generating some serious waves in the e-commerce industry as more and more customers are becoming environmentally cautious and are demanding the same from their favourite webshops.
In conclusion, opting for one or even multiple logistics partners that fit your needs should be the top priority for your Dutch-based webshop. As argued above, having the right parcel shipping service partner will optimise your logistics and make your customers happy; and the combination of happy customers and optimised logistics is, in our humble opinion, a great fail-proof strategy to have.