Farfetch links with Clipper Logistics to boost European delivery
Clipper Logistics had big news on Thursday as it announced a deal with Farfetch that will extend Clipper’s European ops and boost Farfetch’s delivery capabilities.
UK-based Clipper, which already works with a large number of big fashion names, has linked up with the luxury e-tail giant to “provide pan-European e-fulfilment and returns management services from a new facility in Venray, Netherlands”.
Logistics is a big issue for Farfetch whose business model sees it selling products from over 1,300 luxury boutiques and brands from around the world on its marketplace.
Clipper’s new Netherlands site will now support all of Farfetch's European activities. Operations will start in April with the deal running for an initial term of five years. Clipper expects to employ 600 people at the site, and said the facility will have a stockholding capacity of over 2 million units of high-end apparel.
The logistics group already has eight distribution centres in Germany and Poland, employing over 1,500 people, but the new development will add to that significantly. The firm said it “will represent organic growth of nearly 30% in Clipper's European operations when fully functional, as well as [being] our first site in the Benelux region”.
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