Make product returns quick and simple for you and your customers
Consumers return a massive £490 billion worth of products every year, according to IHL. Fortunately for retailers, 92% of shoppers say that they’ll buy from a business again if the returns process is easy. James and James’s returns management service creates this simple experience.
We first eliminate returns that should never happen – due to incorrect or damaged items – through our accurate order fulfilment service. We then make it easy for customers to initiate and track returns online. Finally, we receive and process returns quickly, enabling you to refund customers and re-stock products fast.
Your shoppers get a brilliant customer experience. You reduce the time and money spent on returns handling and customer service – and get new insights into the reasons for returns. Here we explain how our returns management service works. Got any questions?
Eliminate incorrect and damaged items
According to Chain Store Age, an astonishing 23% of eCommerce returns are due to incorrect items being shipped. A further 20% are due to products being damaged in transit.
At James and James, we eliminate these returns through our accurate pick and pack process. Through a combination of weight, visual, barcode and address checks, the right person gets the right items 99.999% of the time.
In addition, our highly trained team ensure that every order is packaged carefully and appropriately, reducing returns due to damages.
Offer customers easy online returns
Wave goodbye to paper slips in the parcel! Instead, our returns management service enables your customers to initiate returns online, from any device.
When we receive an order from your store, we email each customer a unique link to ViewPort. This online portal, customisable with your logo and brand colours, enables shoppers to track their order – and start and follow a return.
Customers are asked to select a reason for their return, from a drop-down list that you provide. This gives you helpful, structured data, to reduce returns in future.
Control and track the returns process
With our returns management service, you retain full control of the process. You can specify standard return postage options. You can choose what happens to returned items – do we inspect and re-stock them, or forward them to you?
Every order we send has a unique number and barcode. This means we can quickly identify returns that require personalised treatment. And both you and your customers can track them online, reducing “Where’s my refund?” support tickets.
In short, we take care of returns handling quickly and efficiently, so you don’t have to.
Anderson Entertainment saves 8 hours a week on customer service time
By outsourcing to us, the production company behind Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet has improved stock control, pick and pack accuracy, and returns handling, leading to a reduction in queries from customers.
“My visit to James and James’s fulfilment centre felt a bit like I was stepping into Thunderbird 2’s hangar, which is strangely appropriate, as they’ve gone on to become our International Rescue.” – Jamie Anderson, Director
Anne Beauty doubles turnover, cuts time spent processing orders by 75%
By setting up a Shopify store and integrating with James and James, Anne Beauty has saved time processing orders, and re-focused on growth.
“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend James and James. Their level of service, advice and professionalism has been outstanding – it’s taken away many of the issues and risks of scaling our business.” – Shareen Akhtar, Founder
Armadillo Merino shoots for the stars
With a customer base of soldiers, firefighters and even NASA astronauts, Armadillo Merino needed a global fulfilment partner that could deliver on time, every time.
“We’re building an international brand with a reputation for high-performance garments that solve health and wellbeing issues. We see James and James as an important partner in this global marketing strategy.” – Andy Caughey, Co-founder
Auteur Limited grows sales and product line
With a focus on design-led, sustainable products, Auteur Limited has “grown massively” with support from James and James, and our off-the-shelf WooCommerce integration.
“What’s great about WooCommerce and James and James is that we get notifications if there’s a problem, meaning we can really stay on top of the orders. We’d 100% recommend it.” – Kirstie Pendry, Marketing Associate
Luckies of London saves 23 days per year of customer service time
The cool and quirky gift company chose to move its fulfilment to James and James, as its previous provider was struggling to cope with the ever-increasing volume of dispatches.
“We are now confident we are partnered with the right fulfilment provider. We look forward to many more happy customers around the world receiving their orders from James and James.” – Caroline Burman, Retail Manager
MEMI – a growing cosmetics brand – competes with global giants
When building a unique vegan makeup brand, MEMI enlisted James and James to manage stock and deliver quickly, even during influencer-driven sales spikes.
"When people buy online, it’s not just the website experience that’s important, it’s how quickly they get the product. James and James offers a fantastic service and we’ve had great reviews from customers.” – Jack Thompson, Co-founder
OHMME gets a good night’s sleep
The men’s yoga apparel brand has enjoyed accurate, reliable fulfilment with James and James, even when a Dragons’ Den appearance led to a surge in demand.
“What was important to me was to be able to track my packages, see when things were being fulfilled, and at what rate. From this perspective, James and James offers the most reliable possible service.” – Louis d’Origny, Founder
Protein Empire saves money and grows faster
Protein Empire – an innovative sports nutrition brand – has reduced wastage, improved customer experience and grown 50% month-on-month since working with us.
“James and James Fulfilment provides everything required to run a growing eCommerce business successfully.” – William Evans, Managing Director
Regis increases efficiency, accuracy and cost savings
Our technology enables the haircare giant to run its direct-to-consumer business more efficiently, with sales trend data and live stock levels more visible than before.
"The online software and data visibility is second to none and the best on the market.”
– Graham Kay, Project Manager.
SureFlap achieves 96% customer satisfaction and 68% profit increase
By providing live reporting, order status updates and tracking information, we’ve made a huge difference to the pet doors and accessories retailer.
“James and James’s IT system is intuitive, exceptionally easy to use and the data retrieval is incredibly fast.” – Andy Bank, Commercial Director
TAILORED ATHLETE makes big gains stateside
The muscle-fit apparel brand has grown 2,500% year-on-year, with help from our global fulfilment centres and user-friendly software.
“It's made things more efficient. We now work with a supply chain specialist, who uses the James and James system to watch stock on a weekly basis, and tell us what to order and when.” – Harry Simonis, Founder
The Literary Gift Company gains the “brainspace” to double turnover
The Literary Gift Company has solved storage issues, reclaimed valuable time and doubled its turnover in four years, by outsourcing its fulfilment to us.
“There’s no way we could’ve managed the volume of orders we receive at Christmas now. Outsourcing was definitely the right thing to do.” – Dani Hall, Founder
Don’t just take our word for it
We’re one of the best-recognised order fulfilment companies around. Since 2010, we’ve been awarded for growth and innovation, certified to handle food and organic produce, and sponsored for digital business growth by Northampton County Council and the EU.
Send us your stock, and our experienced team check it carefully and find a home for it in one of our fulfilment centres, ready for your first flurry of orders.
We store your items in our UK, US or New Zealand fulfilment centres. Thanks to our cloud-based technology, you’ll always be able to track your stock levels and location.
We automatically retrieve orders from your store, pick and pack them with an industry-leading accuracy of 99.999%, and update you and your customers in real time.
Packed orders are automatically allocated to the most cost and time-effective shipping service, and sent to the carrier. 98% of orders are shipped the same day.