Would you like Bol.com to take over the logistics of shipping your products within the Netherlands and Belgium? That is possible with the ‘Logistics via Bol.com’ service. They will deliver your products to the correct address in the Netherlands or Belgium at an attractive rate within one day.
What does Logistics via Bol entail (LvB)?
‘Logistics via Bol.com’ (LvB) is different from ‘Shipping via Bol.com’. You can purchase the Bol.com package stamps to send your products quickly and inexpensively via PostNL.
Logistics via Bol.com means that Bol.com also takes over part of the logistic process of your company. Your products will be stored in Bol.com’s warehouse, and you outsource the shipping and handling of orders to Bol.com’s logistics centre. This logistic service offers you all kinds of advantages that increase traffic to your webpage on their website, and in turn, this will increase the potential for more sales and revenue.
Bol.com has several conditions you must meet before using this logistics service. You can only use it if your company is located in the Netherlands. Furthermore, the products you want to send must be new; previously used products are not allowed. The maximum permitted weight per product is 16 kilograms or a maximum volume of 71 litres. The product size may not be larger than 72 (L) x 50 (W) x 41 (H) centimetres. The product must have a shelf life of 100 days, and hazardous substances are not permitted.
Logistics via Bol.com – the advantages
If you meet the conditions, it could be a wise move to let Bol.com handle the shipping of your products. Logistics via Bol.com has many advantages. It saves you a lot of time and effort to outsource the logistics process, and it’s also a wise move from a marketing perspective.
Logistics via Bol.com (LvB) offers you the following advantages:
- Order processing
- Shipping within one day
- Extensive delivery options
- Shipping with Bol.com packaging
- Handling of returned products
- Customer service for questions
- Sell within the Netherlands and Belgium
- Products available as Select items
- Opportunity to be listed in the bol.com buy box
With Logistics via Bol.com, you outsource the processing, packaging and shipping of your orders to Bol.com, including the associated administration. This benefits you, as an entrepreneur, as well as your customers.
Fast delivery times
Your customers receive their order within one day, and they also receive it in Bol.com packaging. This creates trust, and that is good for your company’s image. Did something go wrong with the order, or does the customer want to return the product? Bol.com will take care of this for you as well.
More comprehensive delivery options
Your products will also be marked as Select items. As a company, you give your customers the option of faster and more comprehensive delivery options. For example, your customers can choose when and where they want their order delivered. Customers who want to use Select pay Bol.com a fixed amount per year, and you reach these customers by using Logistics via Bol.com (LvB).
Higher search engine ranking
The Bol.com marketplace is set up for the visitor. The algorithm within their site looks at various aspects to determine product positions. Important aspects are the delivery times and delivery options. When you use Logistics via Bol.com (LvB) and its extensive delivery options, your products will automatically rank better in the search engine.
Opportunity to get your products into the buy box
When you use Bol.com’s logistics service, you can win a listing on Bol.com’s buy box. When there are multiple sellers of the same product, Bol.com selects the partner with the best offer at that moment. Your prices, delivery times and service determine whether you are selected. Logistics via Bol.com (LvB) ensures that you achieve a higher ranking in the various search engines with your webshop with the options of Select articles and the buy box.
Bol customer service
Bol.com’s customer service takes care of the payments, administration and returns of your company’s orders. It saves you a lot of time and effort, and you can be sure that all your customer’s questions will be dealt with quickly.
Saving time and effort
Besides saving you a lot of time and effort to outsource the logistics process, it also saves you money. Of course, you pay for the services of Bol.com, but you don’t need storage space, and you don’t need to hire staff for order processing and customer service. The only thing you have to arrange is that all your products are sent from your supplier to Bol.com’s warehouse.
The only disadvantage of Logistics via Bol.com (LvB) is that you cannot sell your products through different channels. However, Amazon does offer you the option of Multi-Channel Fulfilment (MCF). You can read more about this in the blog Fulfilment by Amazon.
The costs for shipping via Bol.com with the Logistics via Bol.com (LvB) service vary. You receive a number of Services for the rate you pay, but there are also some things you have to arrange and pay for yourself. For example, you will have to send all your products to Bol.com’s central warehouse. Other expenses may include placing stickers on your products, having unsold stock recalled or destroyed or expenses such as VAT, commissions and surcharges.
Are you interested in the possibilities for your organisation?
Would you like advice on the best sales strategy on Bol.com or some assistance with the registration procedure for Logistics via Bol.com (LvB)? We would love to exchange ideas with you, and as MP-experts, we know what is possible and sometimes impossible when it comes to e-commerce platforms. We are available all day on various online marketplaces, and we are happy to offer you tailored advice for your business. Visit our page Selling on Bol.com, Bol.com Outsourcing, or get in touch with us!