SPNS vs FloShip
Floship is a well known name for Asia-based eCommerce logistics. Their administrative interfaces are well built and intuitive. However, as they are based in Hong Kong and use third-party warehouses, their pricing structure is expensive.
If you are looking for an alternative to Floship, read on for an in-depth analysis of how they compare in cost, features and customer support?

Feature Comparison

Floship's strongest feature is its back-office interface, which allows clients to manage orders and bind shippers to regions.
SPNS has a different approach, by providing highly trained and highly available account managed, tasked with managing and optimising shipping routes based on the client's needs, and providing complete management and support of the client account.

Feature SPNS Floship
Operating Days 7 days per week 6 days per week
Processing Delay 1 hour 6 hours
Own Warehouse? Yes No
Warehouse Operating Days 7 days per week 5 days per week
Warehouse Processing Delay None 6 hours
Service Level Agreement Yes No
Courier Follow-up Yes No
Supports products with batteries? Yes No
Customer Follow-up Yes No
Tailored Shipping Partners Yes No
Free Packaging Yes Maybe
Free Warehousing Yes No

Pricing Comparison

As a Hong Kong based company, Floship's operating overheads are significantly more expensive than China-based solutions. Coupled with their feature disparity, Floship may not be the ideal choice for Asian eCommerce fulfillment.
SPNS Floship
Signup Fee Free $500
Warehouse Fee Free $46.50 / m³ / month
First Pick Fee $0.35 $2.55
Second Pick Fee $0.10 $0.90
Maximum Pick Fee $0.75 No Maximum
Packaging Free No (Hidden Fee)
Fulfillment Case Study

Below is pricing comparision for SPNS vs Floship, based off the latest pricing.

SPNS is 44% less expensive than Floship, using faster delivery lines with better tracking.

Please note, FloShip's standard couriers are unable to send products with internal batteries.
If your products contain batteries, pricing will be significantly more expensive.

  • 500 shipments of 2 SKUs
    • 250 shipments to USA
    • 150 shipments to France
    • 50 shipments to Australia
  • Total package weight: 100g
  • Package requires tracking
  • 10 parcels have an incorrect address (customer error)
  • 10 parcels are undeliverable
The following elements are included in the simulation:
  • ASN / Inbound Stock Cost
  • ANS / Inbound Stock Delays
  • Pick / Pack Costs
  • Pick / Pack Delay
  • Shipment Cost
  • Shipment Delay
  • Stocking / Warehousing Costs

  SPNS Floship
Processing Costs
Inbound Processing Cost Free Depends on packaging
Inbound Processing Delay < 24 hours 48 - 72 hours
Total Pick / Pack Fee $255 $1725
     
Shipping
USA
Shipment Cost $960
Direct Line
Detailed Tracking
$1052.50
Non-Direct Line
Non-Detailed Tracking
Shipment Time 7 - 14 days 7 - 14 days
Direct-Line? Yes No
Detailed Tracking? Yes No
France
Shipment Cost $736.50
Direct Line
Detailed Tracking
$798.00
Non-Direct Line
Non-Detailed Tracking
Shipment Time 5 - 14 days 7 - 14 days
Direct Line? Yes No
Detailed Tracking? Yes No
Australia
Shipment Cost $266.00
Direct Line
Detailed Tracking
$277.00
Non-Direct Line
Non-Detailed Tracking
Shipment Time 8 - 14 days 7 - 14 days
Direct Line? Yes No
Detailed Tracking Yes No
 
Problem Deliveries: Incorrect Address
Direct Customer Contact? Yes No
Delivery re-attempt? Yes No
     
Problem Deliveries: Undeliverable
Re-routable? Yes No
 
Warehousing Cost Free At least $46.50
 
Total Cost $2,217.50 $3,899.00
SPNS is
  • Total Cost
  • >44%
  • less expensive
  • than Floship, with direct line shipping and detailed tracking