- Jul 22, 2003
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Another thing, how much of that article was generated from Staff Writer and how much of it comes directly from the PR release by Takealot? The image captions could have been a bit more inspired. Think it would have worked better in another infographic.
So, this parcel ninja guys, do you store your stock with them, and they take care of shipping ?
What the article does not mention is ParcelNinja's background (some of you know) and how all the IT and systems where built in-house by local staff without the need of spending hundreds of millions compared to some big-scale companies out there.
If you have ever worked with established courier companies in this country you would have learned that still to date no-one has any proper API's and fulfilment in SA is really backwards. In short, what ParcelNinja built is as close as you can get to a modern fulfilment/drop-shipping infrastructure and most couriers will have to quickly play catch up.
They reinvented the wheel! most of the functionality is drop standard with a decent distribution system
Name any fulfilment system which is capable of doing this locally - as an ecommerce platform you will have to integrate with each courier individually and adopt their way of doing business (i.e. no common standards).