The e-commerce solution enables ordering, payment and fulﬁlment of ship items, all within Norast’s website. Norast also delivers to every major port in the UK.
By combining knowledge of online retail and the ship supply business, Norast plans to offer customers a more efﬁcient solution for the procurement of shipping stores.
Norastsupply.com is live from May 5, 2021. It is completely free to use and once logged, the user can access a selection of products, ranging from provisions and consumables to safety equipment, PPE and commercial publications.
Norast Supply founder and managing director Andy Eyre, said: “Norast Supply has been over two years in the making. We are conﬁdent that digitalisation is the future of the marine supply world and recent events such as the pandemic have only highlighted this. For a purchaser to simply log in and view our products with complete transparent pricing saves time, resources and no more RFQs.”
Unlike other online alternatives of the supply business, the products are all sourced from Norast Supply. “You don’t come to our website to then complete the purchase with another company; the products you see are sourced, stocked and delivered by us,” said Mr Eyre.
“We are a young dynamic company and our e-commerce marketplace will grow every day. New product lines are constantly being added; if you can’t see a product that you want, get in touch with us and you’ll soon see it added to our site.
“Our business plan sees potential growth in many different countries. Launching in the UK in 2021 but expansion abroad is certainly on the horizon. The UK is an extremely important market for us; we are based here and are building an important clientele here, but it would be foolish for us not to look at other markets going forward.”
As well as ordering online, customers have 24/7 phone access to Norast.
Norast is offering all customers a £100 welcome discount (available on orders over £2000) throughout May and June. Enter the code DIGITALSHIP100 at checkout to receive this.