SCOTCH & SODA
Scotch & Soda is a Dutch youth fashion company, manufacturing premium clothing. Their men’s, women’s, children’s and living collections, are all designed at Number 22, Scotch & Soda’s Canal-side design studio in a former church in the heart of Amsterdam. Scotch & Soda has over 150 stores and can be found in over 8000 worldwide, including their own webshop.
Scotch & Soda plans to sell online to Chinese consumers directly. Based on research among Chinese online shoppers, a delivery time of 10-14 days is acceptable for products that are delivered from overseas. Scotch & Soda experienced difficulties in finding an affordable and fast express courier. The traditional well-known express companies deliver within 3 days, but charge a high price. Contrarily, the standard Dutch mail charges less but the delivery time is unstable and can mount up to three weeks. Scotch & Soda has therefore asked WebshopinChina to set up an affordable, fast and reliable delivery method to Chinese customers, including the integration of the various IT systems involved.
We have performed independent research on all express delivery companies with experience in shipping parcels from Holland to Mainland China. Based on our research one Sino-Dutch logistics company is most suitable due to the delivery time, reliability and in-house license for custom clearance. Scotch & Soda was convinced by our recommendation and we are currently involved in the IT integration between the Order Management System of Scotch & Soda and the IT system of the logistics company. After the IT integration is finalized, Chinese consumers can start ordering at Scotch & Soda and will only have to wait 10 days before they can start wearing their favorite newly bought items.