Delivery & Logistics Management
How online retailers are implementing technology to keep up with growing eCommerce demand
How has consumer behaviour shifted since the start of the pandemic? Even before the pandemic hit, demand for eCommerce was rising steadily. 2020/21’s lockdowns, quarantines and the closing of ‘non-essential’ high-street stores have been the catalyst for exponential growth in online retail. Customer expectations have risen, alongside the demand for eCommerce. Online retailers now operate […]
2050 Vision: What’s in the future for the UK’s transport sector – and how can we get there?
The UK’s transport sector is going through a period of rapid change. Net-zero targets, changing consumer habits, and increased automation, digitisation & connectivity, all bring challenges and opportunities across the sector. Innovate UK, which is the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, has this month launched a new report UK Transport Vision 2050, which looks at the […]
Infographic: Semiconductor shortage slows LCV market growth despite 35,000 new vans hitting the British roads
In June 2021, almost 35,000 new vans hit the British roads amidst the ongoing global semiconductor shortages which has slowed a bumper recovery for the van market. According to the latest figures released by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), a total of 34,635 new vans were registered in June. This number is up […]
Warehousing Report: Third-Party Logistics Companies Now Leading Occupiers of Warehouse Space
A new report produced by Savills, and commissioned by United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), has highlighted the growth in the UK warehousing sector and the seismic shifts in occupier profile over the course of the last six years. In 2015, High Street retailers were the dominant occupiers of UK warehousing units, however over the last […]
eCommerce: the impact of 2020, now and the future
Watch the Access Group’s Access All Areas panel discussion recording Our very own founder and managing director, Dave Pickburn featured amongst a panel of expert speakers for a discussion at The Access Group’s Access All Areas virtual conference last month. Joining Dave on the panel were Paul Brown of MHI; Hamilton Butcher of Haul & […]
Supply chain and logistics: Should you outsource or bring it in-house?
What is supply chain management? Supply chain management refers to the planning and management involved in producing, shipping and selling products and/or services to the end-user. This may include a network of organisations, from manufacturers and producers, to suppliers and shipping companies. What is logistics management? Logistics management refers to a part of the overall […]
The State of eCommerce delivery in 2021
The retail landscape changed rapidly during the pandemic, with online retail and eCommerce growing exponentially in 2020 and 2021. We’re now in a delivery-first economy – and consumer expectations have expanded to match. eCommerce had already been growing steadily by the start of 2020, and the pandemic just accelerated that growth. The convenience of online […]
New COVID-19 requirements for international hauliers
New requirements for COVID-19 testing and other safety protocols for international hauliers will be in place in the UK from 6th April 2021. Read on to learn more. COVID-19 testing for international hauliers All hauliers entering England from abroad and staying longer than 2 days must take a COVID-19 test, starting from 6th April. […]
Life is short. Let’s automate!
How to use Brightpearl to automate your ecommerce orders If this year has shown us anything, it’s that time is precious – and life is too short to spend it on tedious, repetitive tasks (especially if there isn’t a way to eliminate them). Our partners Brightpearl have saved customers up to 2 months a year […]
COVID Impact & Customer Service in e-Commerce (Infographic)
In a previous post, we highlighted ways in which online retailers can use shipping and fulfillment to improve their customer service. A recent study by Dotcom Distribution on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the e-Commerce sector highlights just how much consumer demands have grown throughout the pandemic and why customer service for an […]