"The need for white glove logistics moved beyond just the fine art industry, and we expanded our platform capabilities to keep up with this demand."
NEW YORK (PRWEB) March 11, 2020
ARTA is celebrating five years strong as the premier provider of innovative technology and fulfillment solutions for global white glove logistics, and revealing it has provided over 50,000 shipping quotes and shipped in and out of over 1,600 cities in 62 countries. In the last year alone, the company has seen tremendous growth, expanding their partner network over 25 percent and rolling out a number of NEW solutions to broaden their scope including ARTA for E-Commerce, ARTA for Auctions and their proprietary API that makes it easy for businesses to harness the power of ARTA’s tools that automate complex logistics and bridge fragmented supply chains for white glove shipping needs. ARTA is also celebrating a complete rebrand, including a new visual look and website design.
“As the business has evolved, so have our capabilities and our website and logo are now reflective of our more comprehensive approach,” said Meredith Blechman, Head of Marketing for ARTA. “The need for white glove logistics moved beyond just the fine art industry, and we expanded our platform capabilities to keep up with this demand. As our company shifted, our brand needed to as well, and this necessitated a refresh to stay consistent with where we are now and where we are going in the future.”
To celebrate five strong years, ARTA is revealing its picks for the top five logistics industry trends we’ll see in the next five years:
High Expectations Are Here To Stay: In the age of Amazon Prime’s 2-day, and now even 1-day, shipping model, consumers are quickly being conditioned to expect that the items they purchase online will arrive quickly, safely and efficiently. In terms of relatively small, low value, or parcel goods, consumers know they can get virtually anything they want within 48 hours and those expectations are here to stay.
Wanting it All, Wanting it Now: The expectations around shipping parcel goods will trickle down into goods across all sectors and consumers will begin to expect that anything they buy online - whether it’s a toothbrush or an antique sectional - will be delivered on their terms. E-commerce will have to make adjustments to meet demand and soon, consumers will have the same post-sale experience no matter what they’re buying: seamless and fast.
Giants Will Vertically Integrate: As demand for efficient shipping increases, giants in the e-commerce space will continue to expand their offerings. Just last month Walmart announced that it will now offer third-party vendor fulfillment, no doubt in a rush to keep up with Amazon. As demand increases, so will the offerings from mass market retailers and marketplaces such as in-house payment and financing solutions.
Global Tensions Will Require Work Arounds: Between trade wars, Brexit and novel coronavirus, the last year alone has given the global logistics industry many issues to overcome. When borders close, it becomes more difficult, if not impossible, to have a truly global economy, and logistics providers will need to continue to innovate work arounds whether sourcing domestically or limited offerings.
AI Will Make Its Way Through: Machine learning is advancing more and more industries every day, and eventually will streamline the logistics sector even further. Programming will be able to predict delivery windows to the tune of minutes, not hours, among other things.
“There is a revolution happening in the e-commerce space - people are able to buy just about anything from thousands of places online and the logistics field is rushing to keep up with demand,” said Adam Fields, CEO of ARTA. “We are enabling the next generation of e-commerce by providing logistics automation technology for the white glove logistics space, a $25 billion market that is growing 20 percent year over year as more goods are sold online. Nonconveyable and luxury goods are the next wave of global e-commerce.”
For more information and to check out the redesigned website, visit shiparta.com.
ARTA delivers innovative technology and fulfillment solutions for global white glove logistics. ARTA provides a proprietary API and platform that streamlines the shipping of high-value, oversized, and fragile goods requiring extra services from point of sale to delivery. With a single solution, ARTA safely, easily and cost effectively ships high-touch items to more customers in more locations to drive sales, enable opportunities for new categories and expand the global footprint for businesses today. For more information about how to leverage ARTA’s platform to ship everything and anything requiring specialized care, visit shiparta.com.