A regional shipping company has entered the Barbados market, as online shopping becomes more widespread.
West Tech Shipping was officially launched this week, and Country Manager of West Tech Barbados, Tamisha Harper is promising the company will be a game-changer in the local shipping and logistics sector.
Customers sign up with West Tech for free and are able to have items shipped directly from the US to Barbados. The company promises speed, convenience, affordability and superb customer service, along with a number of added services, it said in a notice on Monday.
Harper reported West Tech had a successful launch here.
“The number of walk-ins and calls were both exciting and humbling. Although we have only launched this week, we have already begun growing our customer base and shipping packages,” she said.
“I am also delighted to announce that West Tech Barbados is locally run solely by Bajans. We have a wonderful team eager to serve you with your online shopping and shipping needs.”
The St Lucia-headquartered shipping firm also has operations in St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and St Maarten.
Harper explained that in the initial phase, customers will enjoy twice weekly flights and one weekly sea freight shipment. The company also offers shipping from Barbados to the US, consolidation, automatic insurance, a box pack n’ ship service and a mobile app version of its website.
She said the company decided to enter the Barbados market after seeing a need for affordability and simplicity.
“West Tech Shipping was eager to open its doors to Barbados. We understand Bajans, like the other islands, love to shop online and we saw the need to make the process simpler and more affordable for them,” the company official said.
“Our customers in all islands look for similar services in a shipping and logistics company; they want their packages on island fast and at an affordable rate. Some customers have extra needs and we pride ourselves in delivering on those needs.”
Outlining the perks offered by the company, West Tech’s Regional Marketing Manager, Delia Louis said: “If you don’t have a debit/credit card, we will order the items for you; we offer the option to pay online and spend less time in store. In fact, you never have to leave your home when you request our island-wide delivery.”
Louis also noted that students are offered a five per cent discount and individuals earn reward points every time they ship with the company.
“These points can be used in lieu of cash for your freight fees. You can virtually order from anywhere online, once the items can be delivered to the US, and we will get it to you,” she explained.
Registration, rates and other service information can be found on the company’s website at www.westtechshipping.com. (PR/MM)