Esquire announces pivot to comprehensive fulfilment company

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Esquire taking on Takealot with fulfilment push

Esquire has announced that it is transforming into a comprehensive fulfilment company to support small-to-medium retail and online stores.

The company said its ambitions are no less than to revolutionise the e-commerce landscape for businesses aiming to compete with larger, international web stores.
 
Playing catch-up, they have distribution competitors already in this space.

Esquire said its fulfilment service would offer order placement, inventory management, and real-time stock updates.

Yeah, their reseller partners compete for just that, stock. It is a battle of availability. I will be interesting to see how they approach this process.
 
Still won't use them after a crappy aftersales situation 12 years ago. Yes I'm that hard headed.
 
why?
Just use Takealot for fulfilment and ensure your products are on the platform - doesn't make sense to compete on the fulfilment side with TAL and Amazon surely?
 
Still won't use them after a crappy aftersales situation 12 years ago. Yes I'm that hard headed.
Esquire has gone quite backward in the last 5 years. I still buy small things from them here and there, but they're definitely a shadow of their former selves. I'd really like to see them pick themselves up again.

Warranty support with them has always been poor in my experience, so on anything I buy from them, I don't expect warranty.

So far every warranty claim has been resolved with them, but the wait time has always been 1-3 months and constant follow-ups.
 
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Playing catch-up, they have distribution competitors already in this space.



Yeah, their reseller partners compete for just that, stock. It is a battle of availability. I will be interesting to see how they approach this process.
Exactly. We don't need another storefront selling from the same warehouses selling the same products.

We need someone who will bring in a greater selection of good products.

I want to buy a 42inch OLED, but noone stocks that size. I want to buy a Thinkpad P series laptop, but noone imports the AMD CPU model.

Thats the real problems that need solving. Products and availability
 
Clearly their strengths must be elsewhere because their online "store" is still that 90's kak site. They had some good specials once upon a time but yus that website :sick:
Hey, online stores in the 90s actually worked.

They did not have broken search and fungable availability back then. Back then people actually put effort into correctly categorising products.

Their website is still a disaster though. It's so easy to roll out a Magento site these days, there is no excuse for a terrible shopping site these days.
 
Wonder if they’re gonna approach Amazon to become a fulfillment partner
 
There's enough fulfilment options already, it's a marketplace people are after. With Amazon launching that's taken care of. If they give us something like computerwholesalers instead it will be a winner. Just give me the pricelists and I can take care of everything else myself.
 
Ja sjoe that website is bad.

A bit OT. Reminds me of the time I purchased a couple of fully built PC's from PC International. Did not buy any Microsoft products as I already had keys for Windows and Office.

About a month later we got a software audit from some big-shot software auditing firm. I could never pin it on Pc International but I have my suspicions that they somehow reported my sale somewhere or that it really was just random.

I dunno.
 
If I'm not mistaken these are the same guys who started off as a PC shop called Casey in Pretoria in the 90's. Was in Sunnyside somewhere?
 
Esquire has gone quite backward in the last 5 years. I still buy small things from them here and there, but they're definitely a shadow of their former selves. I'd really like to see them pick themselves up again.

Warranty support with them has always been poor in my experience, so on anything I buy from them, I don't expect warranty.

So far every warranty claim has been resolved with them, but the wait time has always been 1-3 months and constant follow-ups.
It's sad they were really good when they started I remember picking up stock from a house that was converted to a business.
 
Nice hopefully they'll stop spamming me even after opting out.
Still lunch boxes, school books, koki's ... ?

I managed to stop that quite spectacularly. Mr Cassim sommer closed my account at Esquire to return the compliment of me reporting them and Improweb upstream after the x-th spam complaint to them. If you want to f-around, do it properly.

... and I never received another email from them. :ROFL:
 
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