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Purchasing & Shipping

Purchasing & Shipping

As a retailer, TheBodyShop depends on the timely and efficient movement of products from its suppliers for success in the marketplace. Simply developing great products is not enough. TheBodyShop has also created the procedures, systems and networks to source, transport and distribute these products to TheBodyShop stores.

This section outlines our requirements and standards for these crucial steps.

The list below summarises the most critical steps in this process in order to provide an overview for prospective suppliers.

  • Purchase Order Issued
  • Buying Terms
  • Letter of Intent
  • Barcodes
  • Shipping Lead-Times
  • Making Transportation Arrangements
  • Preparing Shipping Documentation
  • Advance Shipping Notice
  • RDC Booking In/Receiving
  • Requirements for Delivery Vehicles into UK RDC
  • Airfreight Policy
  • Fumigation and Moisture Protection

Each of these steps is described in more detail in this section.