AnyMind Group [TSE:5027], an end-to-end commerce enablement company, has today announced the launch of cross-border shipping and fulfillment functionality on its logistics management platform, AnyLogi.
The global cross-border e-commerce market size is pegged to exceed US$2.1 trillion in 2023, presenting opportunities for enterprises and online retailers in Asia to capitalize on an international customer base. On the other hand, challenges remain in cross-border e-commerce logistics including finding the most appropriate shipping company for individual countries and products, efficiently obtaining shipping rates and durations in a timely manner, and handling of international returns.
Available first for Shopify and Rakuten, enterprises and online retailers can connect AnyLogi to their stores to automatically obtain shipping information and receive suggestions on shipping vendors based on expected arrival date and shipping cost. Other e-commerce channels can be supported through manual order upload workflows on AnyLogi. In addition, AnyLogi is also able to automatically issue shipping labels and commercial invoices from shipping companies and arrange pickups. The company is also looking to develop automated overseas return services to simplify the return process for international customers of AnyLogi users.
Logistics providers offering delivery services for cross-border logistics can now begin integrations with AnyLogi, and the overseas shipping automation function will be progressively made available to other digital commerce platforms like Shopee, in order to cater to more customers across Asia and beyond.
Kosuke Sogo, CEO and co-founder of AnyMind Group, said: “We are entering the next generation of commerce, where business is borderless, can be done out of a single platform, and data is maximized across the organization. Now more than ever, businesses require modern digital commerce infrastructure that is flexible and scalable to navigate an increasingly complex future of online commerce. By opening up more efficient cross-border logistics capabilities, we can bring enterprises and online retailers from Asia to the world.”
AnyLogi can already enable direct-to-consumer and e-commerce merchants to manage and track domestic logistics operations across inbound logistics, inventories, suppliers, warehouses, products, and orders in Japan.
AnyLogi is also connected to AnyMind’s e-commerce management platform, AnyX, ensuring disparate warehouse inventory and sales data can be accessed in unison, reducing the time needed to collate and cross-analyze from siloed sources. Merchants can then make quicker and more accurate decisions related to inventory, such as planning inbounds for restocking supplies or drawing on insights to the market, and moving sales on seasonal products based on stock levels.