One of the UK’s best-known footwear brands is teaming up with fulfilment specialist Orbital Response as it gears up for its relaunch as an e-commerce store
Barratts Shoes has signed a significant deal with the firm, which is part of Menzies Distribution, to store and despatch its new product ranges to consumers throughout the country.
The famous shoe chain, which operated on the high-street for more than 100 years and had 400 shops, will launch its new online presence in April. Orbital Response will manage warehousing and distribution from its Rushden fulfilment site, as well as handling customer service queries through its contact centre in Ashford.
Nick Williams, director at Orbital Response, said: “Working with Barratts Shoes is an exciting project for us and is one that will boost our credentials in the highly competitive e-commerce fulfilment sector. We look forward to supporting them in their new online venture.”
Barratts Shoes are expecting sales levels to reach over 100,000 orders per year across its footwear, accessories and luggage offering.
Harvey Jacobson, chairman of Barratts Shoes, said: “After much anticipation we are pleased to announce that we are launching our ecommerce operation with the support of Orbital Response. We are looking forward to working with Orbital on this and hope that our customers will enjoy shopping on our new website.”
Barratts is currently inviting customers to register their details via www.barratts.co.uk to receive special launch offers and other information ahead of the launch.
For further information on Orbital Response, go to www.orbitalmarketing.co.uk