Semarang, October 25, 2022 – Shipper, as a technology company that provides integrated digital logistics and smart warehouse solutions, is committed to strengthening the endurance of local MSMEs by encouraging the equitable distribution of goods and economy through logistics and smart warehouse services in Semarang, Central Java. Shipper is optimistic that local MSMEs can survive and even reach the next level by leveraging innovations in digital logistics and warehouse technology despite the predicted slowdown in the global economy.
As sustainers of the national economy, the growth of MSMEs in Semarang is among the fastest in Indonesia. In December 2021, the Head of the Cooperatives and SMEs Office of Semarang said that the number of MSMEs in Semarang that had obtained a permit reached 91,000 units.
Even Alex Chandra, Shipper’s AVP of External Affairs, said, “MSME is one of the most affected sectors if any crisis hits. Shipper, with the Teman Kamu Berjuang (Your Comrade-in-Arms) spirit, wants to help them be stronger in the face of the slowing global economy. The high cost of renting a warehouse along with the operational side of the warehouse management system (WMS) still pose a problem for MSMEs in rural areas. Therefore, Shipper extends its services in many regions, including Semarang, by providing affordable digitalization of logistics and smart warehouse as well as the latest WMS system.”
Shipper operates three warehouses in Semarang with a total area of 5,450 m2. Two of them are shared warehouses, while one is a dedicated warehouse. One of the warehouses is located in Wijayakusuma Industrial Park, the most advanced and integrated independent industrial park in Semarang. In addition, it is environmentally friendly,
flood-proof, and ready-to-use. To date, 13 MSMEs have used Shipper’s services in Semarang, including Cakra Motor 11, Digipeak, CV Karya Harapan Lestari, Andrawinatama Kerta Harja, and Natural Herba Indonesia.
On average, Shipper’s warehouses handle 330,000 deliveries per month. Service users that deliver the largest volume of goods are Reana Beauty, Total Mandiri Selaras, Gotoko, and Kopi Kenangan. Shipper’s warehouse fulfillment service, which is the fulfillment of orders from start to finish, becomes the go-to service for business actors in the Central Java Province, including Semarang.
Ajar Harris Setiabudi, Shipper’s Warehouse Manager in Semarang, also said, “Shipper encourages inter-regional trading by expediting domestic trade flow. It is done by ensuring equitable distribution of integrated digital logistics and smart warehouse services in 35 cities across Indonesia, including Semarang.”
Shipper develops technological innovation by helping third-party logistics companies (3PL) manage orders, including optimizing shipping routes and packing together goods that will be sent to the same destination. This effort is carried out to efficiently cut down the high cost of logistics services between islands and reduce the uneven distribution of goods due to the non-integrated nature of the national logistic network connectivity. According to Shipper’s record, SMEs using Shipper’s technology can save up to 20% of shipping costs.
To achieve cost efficiency, Shipper also brings MSMEs’ goods closer to the markets by managing over 300 smart warehouses in 35 cities across Indonesia, with a total area of more than 500,000 m2. Five of the warehouses in Java, Sumatra, and Sulawesi have even implemented halal standards.
Shipper’s warehouse services integrate warehouse management, stock inventory, online store management, sales, shipping, and real-time tracking report of goods with only one application. To date, Shipper has helped more than
35,000 online sellers and hundreds of large-scale companies from various industries.
Lutfia Nurul Aini, the owner of a children’s clothing brand called Chubbydut, which is based in Semarang, revealed her experience in utilizing Shipper’s digital logistics and warehouse services. She said, ”Chubbydut’s customers are mostly located in Jakarta and West Java. As such, I initially considered renting a warehouse and bringing my team from Semarang to Jakarta. However, I would need to spend a large amount of money on the warehouse and its staff. After that, I tried to use Shipper’s logistics and warehouse services in Jakarta. After working together with Shipper for three months, Chubbydut’s sales increased by 200%.”
She continued, “I, as the owner of an MSME in a rural area, feel greatly helped by the cost and time efficiency enabled by Shipper’s services. Shipper also facilitates the logistics process right from the get-go, starting from when Chubbydut’s goods arrive at the warehouse until they are received by the customers. Now, MSMEs in rural areas can reach the national market more easily with Shipper’s logistics and warehouse network.”
Thanks to Shipper’s commitment to presenting innovations to integrate the fragmented logistics infrastructure of Indonesia, Fast Company includes Shipper in the list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2022. It even ranks first in the list of The Most Innovative Asia-Pacific Companies.
Since it was established in 2017, Shipper has consistently encouraged local MSMEs to quickly reach the next level by providing comprehensive empowerment through training (business management, financial literacy, export competitiveness, digitalization, and other entrepreneurship-related topics), mentoring, and promotion of MSMEs in both big cities and rural areas. This effort is made by Shipper together with its extensive network of partners such as HIPMI, OJK, KNEKS, and regional governments through the MSMEs Festival, PAHALAwan Cuan, and Proud of Indonesian Products National Movement programs.
Shipper is one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Indonesia that provides integrated logistics solutions for a wide range of businesses 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 with a total size of more than 500,000 m2 in 35 cities across Indonesia. To achieve our mission to support MSMEs, Shipper consistently supports the government’s efforts in creating a more efficient National Logistics Ecosystem. For further information regarding Shipper’s services, please visit www.shipper.id
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