A series of job offers posted online by the Chinese social network seem to indicate that TikTok will soon launch e-commerce distribution centers across the Atlantic.
Towards the arrival of TikTok in the world of e-commerce logistics? This is what seems to indicate a series of job offers published on LinkedIn a few days ago by the Chinese social network. For example, a “logistics solutions manager” profile is sought for a global fulfillment center based in Seattle, the historic land of e-commerce as the birthplace of Amazon. In its announcement, the company points out that “the e-commerce industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and has become a hotly contested territory for large companies on the Internet, with future growth that should not be underestimated. estimated. With millions of users worldwide, we believe TikTok is an ideal platform to bring a new and better e-commerce experience to our users. We are looking for passionate and talented people to join our global logistics team, to build together an innovative, secure and intuitive e-commerce ecosystem”.
A complete e-commerce logistics activity
TikTok also specifies that the positions will be aimed at the planning and design of its fulfillment centers (which will address the United States, but also shipments across borders), with logistics and supply chain solutions which will include transport, among other things. BtoB, BtoC, parcel consolidation, direct sales, inventory movement between distribution centers, volume forecasting and inventory control systems, etc. Activities that will be launched “from scratch”, with the help of a global team dedicated to the development and growth of this logistics solution, while relying on partner networks for the transport and management of shipments.
The company also specifies its desire to develop its TikTok Shop offer in this way, which makes it possible to use the social network for online sales: “By offering warehouses, delivery and customer service for returns, our mission is to help sellers improve their capacity and efficiency, provide a satisfying shopping experience, and enable the rapid and sustainable growth of TikTok Shop”. Last year, TikTok also launched a collaboration in the United States, Canada and England with the e-commerce platform Shopify.