An e-Commerce fulfillment business picks, packs, and delivers products to customers. The tasks involved include maintaining inventory, locating products within the storage, packaging, and supporting the delivery logistics.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a e-commerce order fulfillment business:
1. SFKshop ($216K/year)
Nick (from Athens, Ελλάδα) started SFKshop over 3 years ago.
Hello, my name is Nick Sfikas and I’m the owner of SFKshop, an eCommerce store that sells smart home appliances and garage door motors to individuals and other businesses throughout Greece. I am 21 years old and currently, I am a student at the Athens University of Economics and Business in the Department of Business Administration and Management.
The business has been turning over $17,000 a month in 2020 due to increased marketing efforts, word of mouth, and the impact of COVID-19. 2021 looks to be a breakout year with opportunities to turn SFKshop into an even larger player in the industry.
2. MyFBAPrep ($6M/year)
Tom Wicky (from Coral Springs, FL, USA) started MyFBAPrep over 4 years ago.
I’m Tom Wicky, Co-Founder of MyFBAPrep, a nationwide network of 3PL (third-party logistics) warehouses, along with my partners Bart Boughton and Taylor Smits.
Our business is completely self-funded/bootstrapped and we’ve grown 1000%+ annually year/year since inception. We’ve grown revenues from zero to a $5 million+ run rate annually, with no outside capital investment. Since inception, we’ve processed over 4 million products through the network with a Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of over $1 billion.
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4. OTW Shipping ($1.08M/year)
Nick Malinowski (from Salt Lake City, UT, USA) started OTW Shipping over 2 years ago.
Hey there, Nick and Parker here! We co-founded OTW Shipping, an eCommerce fulfillment center, not too long ago in 2020. For those who don’t know what a fulfillment center is, we store inventory for online sellers and when they get orders we pack and ship them to their customers (similar to an Amazon warehouse). Our mission is to provide eCommerce brands with best-in-class fulfillment with a level of service and support that feels like your own personal warehouse team.
We officially launched in November of 2020 as a couple of broke college students and hit $1M in revenue in our first 12 months, shipping out over 120,000 packages. We are moving into 20,000 square feet this week and are on track to triple that number in the next 12 months!
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