At Hardware.com we have operated a large warehouse facility for many years and can offer our facilities to help your business. We can hold stocks of your equipment in a secure environment and ship to your locations as required meeting your tight deadlines.
An Overview of Virtual Warehousing
Virtual Warehousing can mean many things and we can work with you to design a bespoke package that fits your requirements. From simply holding stock and direct shipping to your locations to fully testing all equipment and providing you with test results we can ensure your projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Buying new technology can take a huge bite out of your working capital and loans tie up existing credit lines which could be left free for operational needs or business expansion. Leasing gives you the latest technology at a price you can afford, along with attractive tax benefits.
We can act as the logistics arm of your business and ‘blank’ ship equipment direct to your customers saving you time and money. Contact your account manager today to see how we can help you grow your business.
Benefits of Virtual Warehousing
- Increased Service Level versus Vendor ‘Direct’ Fulfilment
- Remove risk of DOA & Incorrect shipments
- Consolidation of CAPEX & facilitating budget management
- Reduced capacity issues owing to accurate forecasting & immediate fulfilment
An Example of Virtual Warehousing
We are working with a large global cloud security services provider and worked with them to identify a number of standard specifications servers. Our customer typically purchased direct from the manufacturer and typically had to spend time during deployment checking functionality, adding asset information, recording specific information (MAC Addresses) and ensuring that all required components were installed from the factory. The customer wanted to speed up the deployment process and minimise the chances of DOA even further by having a trained technician check all equipment before delivery.
Once we had identified the hardware specification and categorised the various server types we worked with the customer to identify a schedule of requirements. We ordered the servers from the manufacturer and held them in our warehouse until they were required onsite. Our team of technicians tested each server prior to delivery, added supplied asset tags and recorded all required information. We then directly shipped each server to the required site to meet the customer’s tight timescales.