Customer Stories

Meet our successful customers

Lesara

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Matthias Wilrich, Co-Founder & COO Lesara

Lesara is an international online store for trendy fashion and lifestyle products at competitive prices. The company was founded in Berlin in 2013 by Roman Kirsch, Matthias Wilrich and Robin Müller. It aims to offer trend-conscious customers all their favourite products and to make exclusive fashion and lifestyle trends affordable and immediately available to everyone. Direct cooperations with manufacturers and suppliers make it possible for Lesara to secure low prices on the latest quality brand products without 12-month planning cycles. Through real time analysis the company is able to make products in high demand available online within days.

Fast fashion on the next level: Lesara is a German pioneer in agile retail and the on-demand production of fashion and lifestyle items.

Lesara’s journey with FreightHub 

„At Lesara we are well connected and continuously looking for more efficient technologies and solutions to optimize our business processes even further. FreightHub has convinced us as an interesting logistics partner, having digitalized processes and massively simplified our handling.

We highly value the fast coordination and flat hierarchies at FreightHub, the possibility to schedule shipments on a short notice as well as the competitive rates. FreightHub and Lesara have very similar values when it comes to overcoming potential barriers and growing the business.”

Thanks to real-time analysis, Lesara can make new products straight from the factory available within days.
FreightHub supports Lesara through quick coordination and by providing the flexibility to book shipments on short notice.

bonvelo

Sven Hoffmann, Gründer bonvelo

bonvelo was founded in 2015 as a cycling brand for single-speed bikes exclusively available online. While design and component selection takes place in Hamburg, the production and high-quality powder coating of the frames take place in Asia according to strict specifications. The assembled bikes are then shipped back to Hamburg. Each bike is carefully checked and adjusted by bonvelo before being delivered by UPS to customers all across Europe. In 2016 bonvelo had a total of five import deliveries and plans are to double this number in 2017.

Challenge

  • Cooperation with freight forwarders is lengthy, error-prone and overall painstaking
  • Time-consuming coordination between producer, forwarder and local agents
  • Potential to optimize value chain is unclear
  • Price fluctuations due to seasonality etc. carry severe consequences for product cost calculations, since bonvelo can only ship a maximum of 350 bikes per container; this can make a big difference per item
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As the quantity of bikes per container is relatively low, fluctuations of container pricing have severe consequences for bonvelo’s product cost calculation. With transparent and pro-active communication, FreightHub makes planning easier.

Solution

  • All imports from Asia done via FreightHub’s platform
  • Integration into the company’s SCM system
  • Though they can’t change the price fluctuation, FreightHub pro-actively communicates seasonal surcharges

 

Results

  • Logistics require significantly less administrative work and involvement
  • Daily tracking allows for reliable planning of product availability

FOND OF BAGS

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Marc Buchna, FOND OF BAGS

FOND OF BAGS is the quality label for bag-loving people of any age. Now 7 different brands come under the FOND OF BAGS name. We love bags. From baby to business.

The brands Affenzahn, ergobag, satch, Aevor, pinqponq, Salzen and Klatta by Offermann all show excellent credentials in terms of quality, responsible manufacturing, functionality and design. The Cologne-based company is winner of the Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2016, Europe’s most prestigious award in the field of sustainable development, as well as the German CSR-Preis 2017 (in the category Supply Chain).

Challenge

  • Keeping track of an increasingly complex global supply chain with multiple and simultaneous shipments and documents
  • Transparency regarding costs and delivery status
  • Timely delivery

Solution

  • Implementation of FreightHub as a platform

 

Results

  • Real time tracking for Inbound Shipments
  • Transparency concerning all costs
  • Dashboard with all relevant information available at all times
  • Document management
The dashboard allows me to access all relevant information regarding my shipment at any time.
I can get quotes, track my shipment and archive all documents in one place.