Bandung, August 24, 2022 – Shipper, a super enabler technology company that provides integrated digital logistics and smart warehouse solutions, strengthens its commitment to bringing SMEs reach the next level through empowerment and distribution of logistics and smart warehouse services in the regions. Empowerment through training, mentoring, and marketing assistance with digital technology is expected to accelerate the number of MSMEs entering digital ecosystem. Meanwhile, the distribution of integrated digital logistics and smart warehouses will facilitate the flow of trade between regions and between provinces to encourage equity in the national economy (decentralization).
Deddy Machdan, PR & Corporate Communications Manager Shipper said, “Bandung has been known as a city of creativity whose economic activities are mostly driven by young people. To this day, the fashion & retail, food & beverages, and accessories are the top three industrial categories in Bandung that collaborate with Shipper. We are optimistic that West Java MSMEs, especially Bandung, will grow faster with the support of digitalization and the right logistics services. As Teman Kamu Berjuang, Shipper continues to increase the potential of Bandung SMEs by empowering the distribution of integrated logistics and warehouse services to accelerate them to reach the next level.”
The information above is in accordance with the three sub-sectors of the creative economy that have been the mainstay of the city of Bandung, namely craft, culinary, and fashion. Shipper has served around 50 clients in West Java including Bandung, with a total shipping of up to 6,000 orders per month.
Following up on the commemoration of the National MSME Day in Bandung on August 12, Shipper supported two important points drawn in the meeting. First, accelerating MSMEs to enter digital ecosystem. As of May 2022, 19 million MSMEs have gone digital onboarding. This number has almost reached the government’s target of 20 million MSMEs this year. However, the number is still far from the target of 30 million MSMEs to enter digital ecosystem in 2024. As a response to this condition, Shipper takes a part in achieving the target by providing MSME empowerment in some regions including Bandung in the form of training, mentoring, and capital assistance for marketing to help them reach the next level quickly with the help of digital technology.
Since 2017, Shipper has consistently encouraged local MSMEs to quickly reach the next level by providing comprehensive empowerment in the form of training (including business management, financial literacy, export competitiveness, digitalization, and other entrepreneurial topics), mentoring, and promotion for MSMEs not only in big cities but also in regions. This effort is carried out by Shipper together with its extensive network of partners, among others HIPMI, OJK, KNEKS, and local governments through the MSME Festivals, PAHALawan Cuan, Gerakan Nasional Bangga Buatan Indonesia, and the KUR Festivals.
Second, increasing inter-regional and inter-provincial trade. The indications of a slowdown in global economic growth makes Indonesia unable to rely solely on foreign trade. Shipper, with its innovative logistics and warehouse technology, is committed to expediting this trade flow by equitably (decentralizing) the distribution of integrated digital logistics and smart warehouses throughout Indonesia.
Shipper develops technological innovations by assisting third Party Logistics Companies (3PL) in managing orders, including optimizing their shipping routes and order packing which will be sent to the same destination, assisting customers in utilizing warehouse facilities efficiently, and ensuring a smooth flow of goods shipment. This effort is to cut the high inter-island logistics costs and reduce the imbalance in the distribution of goods due to the unintegrated connectivity of the national logistics network. According to Shipper’s records, SMEs using Shipper’s technology can save up to 20% on shipping costs.
Shipper also carries out another cost efficiency by bringing the MSME goods closer to their market locations. This can be achieved by managing more than 300 smart warehouses spread across 35 cities throughout Indonesia with a total area of 500,000 m2. Five of several warehouses located in Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi have even implemented halal standards.
Shipper’s warehouse service integrates warehouse management, stock inventory, online store management, sales, shipping, and real-time tracking of goods with just one application. To this day, Shipper has assisted more than 35,000 online sellers and hundreds of large-scale companies in various industries.
Due to the company’s efforts and commitment in bringing innovation to unite Indonesia’s fragmented logistics infrastructure, Fast Company named Shipper to the list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2022. Further, Shipper also won the first place in The Most Innovative Asia-Pacific Companies.
Shipper is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Indonesia that provides integrated logistics solutions for a wide range of business with end-to-end services. Since its establishment in 2017, Shipper has operated under the principle of facilitating MSMEs in running their business and leaving the complexity of managing the fulfillment and delivery systems to Shipper. Shipper digitally manages fulfillment centers, delivery partners, and retail points across Indonesia. Today, Shipper has managed over 300 warehouses in 35 cities across Indonesia. To achieve our mission to support MSMEs, Shipper continues to support the government’s efforts in realizing a more efficient National Logistics Ecosystem.
For more information on Shipper’s services, please visit www.shipper.id
PR & Corporate Communications Manager