SnapFulfil helps Coupang get US operations up and running fast
Coupang's US global distribution company, FV USA, has selected the SnapFulfil cloud warehouse management system (WMS) for its new, half million sq ft Riverside, CA fulfillment center.
Based in Seoul, Korea, Coupang is the world's fastest growing e-commerce business. FV USA sources and distributes consumer goods from US suppliers to the South Korean market in support of Coupang's global operations. With the exponential growth of the South Korean market, the US division required operations to be brought online sooner than expected and required a Tier 1 WMS solution to support a new fulfillment facility in a matter of weeks.
"In the summer of 2014 we started US operations conversations at the South Korea corporate level. Delivering a fully functional half million square foot fulfillment center, including deployment of NetSuite ERP and integration with a Tier 1 WMS solution by the Fall was unthinkable until we met SnapFulfil," said Craig Smith, VP US Operations, FV USA. "We took a look at the market and there was no other WMS vendor that could meet the rapid implementation, scalability, functionality, and partnership model we required like SnapFulfil could."
With a cloud-based WMS, SnapFulfil maintains and provides the application and hardware infrastructure, both of which can be deployed in 45 days or less. Coupang accesses the WMS via a web browser and gain the functional benefits and speed-to-value of a Tier 1 WMS without the capital expense, hardware costs or IT resources typically needed to support an on premise system.
Tony Dobson, CEO for SnapFulfil said: "Because of our speed-to-value and low cost of ownership, more and more companies are choosing SnapFulfil to support strategic, global distribution initiatives: "Our highly adaptable WMS supports high-volume, with a simple, easy to use user interface and a wide range of integration options, including NetSuite, allowing companies to ramp up quickly and cost effectively. We are pleased and proud to be working with FV USA to support Coupang's continued exponential growth."