takealot.com is South Africa’s leading online retailer and has experienced hypergrowth annually since its inception in 2010. Against that background Takealot was in search for a partner that has an established pedigree in delivering best in class ecommerce solutions, who understands the unique timing and scaling demands of ecommerce and is able to react to rapid changes that characterize this industry. KNAPP was selected ahead of all other bidders to support takealot.com in their long term growth.
KNAPP was awarded with the initial step of automation for their DCs at Johannesburg and Cape Town in May 2016. Besides other criteria, the supplier was expected to cover the entire supply from WCS down to conveyors by his own, in-house manufacture. Additionally, a go live ahead of 2016 Christmas business was mandatory.
“KNAPP was selected to partner takealot.com based on their ability to offer industry leading ecommerce solutions from end to end – hardware, WCS and support. We see KNAPP’s range of solutions, technology and investment in development of innovative solutions as a key differentiator and value add to our business in turn.”
Jeremy Brown Supply Chain Development Manager Takealot