Member advantage arrangements in logistics are particularly powerful because for SMEs potentials for savings are large. Not only can savings be made by combining buying power, bundling transport flows actually creates real and sustainable savings for the entire supply chain. IAF has several options for its member associations to set up logistic member advantage arrangements.

The most complete set up is modeled on the successful operation set up by MODINT, IAF’s Dutch association member. This is a set of arrangements coverings the broad range of logistics, from express mail to warehousing services. The IAF works together with specialized partner Greenway Logistics to build these operations for IAF member associations in other countries. This means that IAF and Greenway work with the national association to set up a customized range of arrangements. The operation may contain a commission fee for the national association. Greenway then makes the necessary deals with the logistics companies and helps the association to bring the advantages to their members. This operation makes free consultancy for apparel companies on logistic issues possible. Logistic member benefits currently run, successfully, in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark.

Gateway O offers a full-service social commerce solution to China for fashion and design companies who want to promote their brand and sell their product in China. Social commerce is an accessible and effective way to enter the Chinese market without loosing control of your brand. Gateway O has the expertise and network to set up every step for a successful entrance to the Chinese market. From (social) online marketing to online store design and maintenance to logistics and fulfilment. A onestop shop solution.

Fashion and design brands will be selling in CNY and receive their money in their local currency without needing a Chinese bank account. Actually they don’t really have to understand China or speak Chinese if they don’t want to. With European natives, China borns and a multi disciplined team, Gateway O supports fashion brands with the complete operation without taking over the steering wheel.

Link to press release: Gateway O offers the first full-service social commerce solution that helps sell directly to 1Bn Chinese customers