The coronavirus pandemic brought personal protective equipment and hygiene to the forefront of public concern, creating sky-high demand for hygiene-related goods. Due to the nature of the pandemic, healthcare, medical and consumer supply chains required a digital approach to fulfilment. At the height of the pandemic, Cloud9 Fulfilment provided next-level services for 5% of all Covid-Tests in the UK. As we slowly transition out of COVID-19, the greater consideration of our general health, personal protection and hygiene are key points of focus on a national and individual scale. This public and consumer shift towards our health and safety have continued the growth and awareness within the industry, especially for frontline workers and public health interests.
Following general consumer trends to online purchases and delivery, customers expect to be able to easily and rapidly have orders fulfilled. Regardless, if goods are for widespread use or specialist in the design, PPE and Hygiene Fulfilment provides companies access to larger groups of consumers and businesses. As health and safety standards become stricter, global supply chains need to be able to efficiently meet new demands.
PPE supplies, face masks, aprons and other hygiene products need to meet various standards and legislations for specific industries’ uses and countries. This extends to the storage and delivery of such goods, requiring experienced fulfilment partners to deal with customs declarations and documentation.
A wide variety of PPE supplies and hygiene goods have specific storage conditions and can be perishable or expire. Effective stock management and rotations are crucial to ensuring customers receive in-date products fit for purpose. This requires intelligent solutions to inventory management and product data tracking.
Cloud9 Fulfilment are experts in delivering PPE products and hygiene fulfilment. Customers need absolute certainty about the security of their orders, as they rely on them to stay safe. As an experienced and established fulfilment centre in the PPE industry, our partners can rest assured orders will arrive on time and in perfect condition. Our flexible and adaptable approach across the business lets us easily grow with the changing needs and requirements of our partners. Meanwhile, our combination of cutting-edge software and hardware allows us to provide a next level service that is consistent, secure and accurate for our partners such as industry pioneers Steel Blue.
Products with an expiry date are managed using our automated stock rotation system, meaning that the product your customer receives is always within date and no stock is ever wasted. Our industry-leading stock management system is invaluable to our partners providing real-time updates and notifications of stock levels. Our digital systems let us handle wide product ranges with accuracy and ease.
With our vast expertise and experience in this industry, Cloud9 Fulfilment is the perfect provider for PPE and hygiene fulfilment. Our expert team can provide understanding, help and advice specific to this industry: using their extensive knowledge readily handling international documentation and certifications. We closely work with all carriers to safely carry all manners of goods and restricted items. Quick to respond, our friendly and professional team are easy to contact via email or call.
At Cloud9 we are proud of our 99.9% accuracy order rate, our partners and their customers’ requirements are fulfilled fully and promptly. All orders are processed and delivered accurately and securely, through the removal of human error, via our fully integrated digital warehousing system. Including daily collections from all major carriers and access to competitive carrier rates, our partners greatly benefit from same-day dispatch of orders.
In light of the pandemic, there is a need to rethink the use of single-use plastics in our PPE and hygiene supply chains. Reducing material use and wastage in products and packaging is just one way we can make our society better prepared for the future. At Cloud9 we are always innovating in our sustainable approach making sure products are delivered securely with minimal plastic usage. We also appreciate the need for branded packaging, invaluable for providing information as well as brand awareness. As experienced co-packers, we provide our partners with the opportunity to create product bundles, this can also include inserts and leaflets.
At Cloud9 our pricing is as bespoke and flexible as the services we provide. Supporting growth is a core value of our business, so please contact us for a free personalised quote. We only charge for the space and services that our partners use, with the flexibility to adapt to the changing requirements and needs of our partners.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions surrounding PPE and Hygiene fulfilment with Cloud9 Fulfilment:
Any questions you may have, our specialist team can answer. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have and see what we can offer your business.