Kitzuma Cycling Logistics is taking advantage of the return to relative normalcy in supply chains – and the major resulting increase in inventories – to add 3PL services to its its bike-shipping and assembly services platform. Fulfillment and warehousing, which have nearly doubled since Kitzuma began offering them in August, are at the forefront of their efforts.
In the three months since launching with two brands, Kitzuma now has five bike brands employing these services, and they expect more brands to follow soon. With two large warehouse spaces, in Salt Lake City and near their HQ in Asheville, there is space still available and expanded capacity is planned, if needed. Their first clients included: Italian legacy brand Cinelli and upstart e-bike brand Econic One. They’ve since added e-mobility/recreation brand Envo Drive Systems and Blaupunkt as well as UNNO, makers of high-end e- and human-powered MTBs. They’re currently in talks with additional leading international brands as well.
“We are thrilled with the early success as we begin to realize our goal of becoming the single source for warehousing, assembly, QC and e-commerce marketplace – via our partnership with Bike Exchange – and of course delivery,” said CEO Taylor Essick. “Brands from across the US and around the world are finding that our cycling experience and fulfillment expertise is the perfect solution for their domestic 3PL needs. It can be prohibitively expensive to set up your own warehousing operation, so we make it easier for the manufacturer/brand to more economically enter or expand […]
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