Century Logistics, an innovative warehousing and after sales company, is celebrating this month after enjoying phenomenal online sales for its customers. Its figures for July boast an impressive taking of over £90,000 from eBay sales alone. This is nearly a 50% increase on June’s figures.
From its new warehouse in Bury St Edmunds, Century’s online retail service, one of many extras it provides, has delivered huge sales. The service allows clients to distribute their end of line, returned and repaired stock while also giving consumers the chance to pick up bargains on eBay.
With a dedicated team of programmers, photographers and designers working on Century’s eBay sales service, it offers clients a completely professional service. Selling stock on eBay allows Century’s clients between 25 and 70 % of standard retail price on items which is nearly double than can be expected from selling as a job lot.
Managing Director Stephen Basey-Fisher says: "The eBay sale for our clients is one of the many added value tasks we undertake for our clients. We take the difficult jobs and do them well. If they have stock left over we offer a service to sell on eBay so the consumer gets a good product and the client can get some extra storage space as well as make money."
This impressive figure is the latest in a long line of achievements for Stephen Basey-Fisher since he started the company 15 years ago in a small warehouse. Following rapid growth, the operation was distributed around six warehouses, only for further expansion to come as it moved into a 140,000 sq ft. site at Bury St Edmunds last year.
Mr Basey-Fisher adds: "These incredible sales are testament to the value of the extra services we provide. We not only distribute our clients’ goods, we also provide an after sales service including re-packaging, repairing and rebranding. That is what makes us successful and pioneers in this industry."
Moving into the 15 metre high warehouse, which is the highest in East Anglia, has allowed all parts of the Century Logistics business to work under one roof. It has also given the company more docking bays as well as extra storage capacity. However, further plans are afoot as warehouse space is rapidly filling up.
Mr Basey-Fisher says: "We’ve only been here just under a year but we’re already around 95% full. We’ve started looking at adding another warehouse to keep up with the demand."