Your partner for e-commerce fulfillment in Europe
byrd offers a cloud-based e-commerce logistics platform designed to help online shops to grow their business internationally. We provide access to a professional and strong European fulfillment network distributed across several countries. By storing your products close to your end customers, you will be able to shorten delivery times and lower costs for your order fulfillment in Europe.
Retailers only have to use a single web application in order to manage all their online orders, inventory and shipments across different warehouses in Europe. This helps them to keep a good overview of their online business activities.
Through a strong network of fulfillment service providers in many different countries, byrd is also able to respond individually and flexibly to your requirements and cater to your needs in order to reach optimal solutions for your business. In addition, choosing byrd a partner for your e-commerce fulfillment in Europe gives you the opportunity to test new markets with minimal risks and rapidly expand your business internationally.
Discover our European Fulfillment Network
The benefits of our European fulfillment network
200 000+ m² storage space
99.42% of shipments sent in time
The expectations of e-commerce fulfillment in Europe
The smart stock distribution system of byrd enables businesses to store their products in a warehouse of their choice across different countries, therefore minimizing delivery time and reducing shipping costs. The proximity to the end-consumer who ordered the product online enables companies to meet the e-commerce shipping requirements of the 21st century: free and fast delivery. This is a critical success factor for businesses. In fact, 88% of online shoppers are more likely to buy online when offered free shipping and 60% make their purchase-decision based on offered delivery options.
Meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations contributes to the satisfaction of their needs which drives customer loyalty and retention. By contrast, 45% of people who order online would not return to the same e-commerce page after having experienced issues in the delivery process, not meeting their e-commerce shipping expectations.
VAT implications for 3PL in Europe
One of the biggest hurdles in cross-border logistics is the correct classification in terms of VAT.
All goods that you transport across EU borders are considered an "intra-Community shipment" from a VAT perspective, while the arrival in the destination country is considered an "intra-Community acquisition". For this movement of goods, you must apply for a VAT identification number in both the country of origin and the country of destination.
This "fictitious" supply is generally tax-free, so you do not have to pay taxes to the tax office in either country. However, you must fulfill a number of conditions.
An Alternative to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) in Europe
Many online stores and brick-and-mortar shops choose to outsource their logistics to FBA because of its well-known brand. Although they offer low shipping rates businesses should be careful because storage is in fact quite expensive.
However, online retailers should also consider alternatives: one possibility is to outsource the order fulfillment process to third-party logistics providers which closely work together with professional fulfillment centers across Europe. byrd offers such a service, pursuing the mission of giving online shops access to a scalable and professional e-commerce fulfillment solution regardless of their size.
If you are looking for a European Fulfillment Network and an alternative to Amazon FBA, then you should consider byrd.
Fulfillment in Europe as a competitive advantage
Most online shops struggle to meet the high standards of today's customers, as they lack the resources to build their own logistics network similar to Amazon or OTTO. Moreover, they struggle with shipping in general since it is hardly scalable and most logistics processes are analogue, which makes it difficult to automate them.
byrds' 3PL services help retailers to overcome these challenges by giving them access to scalable logistics solutions that empower them to compete with e-commerce giants and meet their customers’ expectations.
Get access to the top European logistics companies
With byrd you profit from bulk prices and close cooperation with numerous shipping service providers. We partner with the top European logistics companies to offer your packages at the most competitive prices. With a unique European delivery system, you can ensure that your packages are delivered the next day .
Our focus is on ensuring that the parcel service providers are of the highest quality and paying attention to their reputation and popularity in their specific regions.
Would you like your EU or UK-stored products to be shipped worldwide? With our strong network of European logistics companies, we will be able to arrange the best price for every shipment. Additionally, there is no customs clearance to worry about.
Your advantages with byrd as partner for 3PL in Europe
With just a few clicks, you can connect all leading eCommerce systems
Reliable services at advantageous conditions & flexible prices
For orders placed before 12:00, we hand over the packages to parcel services on the same day
The package will be delivered to your customers the next day
Send your packages with climate friendly alternatives
Explore new markets outside Germany without risk and grow at your pace
Take advantage of branding opportunities with numerous packaging options
Individualized Returns Portal
Returns are no longer a problem with byrd. Use our customizable returns portal
Automate your shipping process
The byrd web application integrates with popular e-commerce software (e.g. Shopify, Shopware, etc.) and marketplaces (e.g. Amazon), which is achieved through seamless API interfaces.
As a result, orders placed through your preferred sales channel are routed directly to our system. This immediately initiates the fulfillment process so that we can ship the package to the customer right away, without you having to do anything. This way you can fully automate the entire shipping process of your online store orders.