The CHPTA has been conducting online information sessions with our valuable member program partners over recent months to highlight key issues impacting companies in the industry and offer insights and solutions to help members better understand and deal with these every day business factors.
North Atlantic Logistics CEO Francine Goulet and Managing Director Rob Birch were on hand to talk about the continuing supply chain challenges and specifically with the issue of the high costs of containers and ocean ports in B.C. struggling to keep up with demand. As one of the largest intermodal rail service providers in Canada, North Atlantic International Logistics has been working with both CN and CP in an attempt to ease the constraints of the current supply chain crisis and offer very competitive rates to ship via rail across the country to your facility. They spoke of the situation where they can take advantage of clients that have freight containers that are heading from the east to the west coast which can then be utilized with product and materials be offloaded in Vancouver as containers are in short supply.
Following Francine and Rob’s presentation, Elio Tremonti, who worked for Staples Canada for 25 years and oversaw their e-commerce business development, and is now with member program partner Convictional, followed by providing some more details on this multi-channel commerce platform that enables online retailers to connect with suppliers and sell your product on your behalf. This 100% Canadian company, who does have teams across the US as well, can help you sell more of your product and is very supplier-friendly, allowing suppliers to connect in the technology they want and do not charge suppliers (free onboarding). They offer a suite of options for suppliers and can have you up and operational in minutes. The company is growing and continuing to build their pipeline of retailers.
For more information and to seek out this new sales opportunity, please contact Elio at email@example.com or 416-998-1461.
We thank all the presenters for taking the time to speak to our members last Friday and for their continuing support of the Association.
We will be conducting more member program information sessions over the coming months so keep an eye out for email notices.