UK Vending joins forces with Zupplychain in on-demand warehousing revolution.
Zupplychain is an online marketplace that allows companies looking for pallet storage to search available warehouses for the ideal provider and agree an immediate storage solution.
Chris Hopkinson, the founder, has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution and, as such, had seen his fair share of space and stock fluctuations.
And it was these peaks and troughs that led him to envisage a networked solution, where half-empty warehouses can connect quickly and efficiently with last-minute third party storage requirements when dealing with a temporary stock surge. Moreover, he saw that depending on seasonal variations, a provider of space could at a later date become a customer (and vica versa).
This collaborative approach has in recent years seen great success with peer-to-peer websites such as Airbnb and Uber and it was the growth of these shared economy models that showed Chris the technology had caught up with his vision. Zupplychain is the result – joining different partners in the logistics market together for mutual benefit.
At UK Vending, we’re always keen to embrace new innovations and when Zupplychain was introduced to us, it seemed a “no-brainer” to join the community of this exciting new concept in supply chain collaboration.
Our Company Director, Martin Button, was clear on the opportunities: “For us, Zupplychain is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a developing market. With our extensive experience in distribution, we can provide a full suite of warehousing services to storage customer and collaborative models are an innovative way to solve the ongoing space issues in UK warehousing. In addition, their stock database offers a free online warehouse management solution that means we can keep our systems entirely focused on our core business – operationally, it’s very exciting.”
If you’re ever in the market for buying or selling warehouse space, this could be the marketplace for you – join us in the Zupplychain community…!