Warehouse & Fulfilment : Blog

Driver shortage: How will it affect christmas deliveries?

According to the latest reports, the UK logistics industry is facing it’s worst ever driver shortage in the run up to Christmas, with many people blaming EU regulations. Whilst UK ecommerce retailers are gearing up for what is expected to be a record-breaking year in terms of online sales, with over one hundred and eighty million home deliveries forecast for November and December, the...

The benefits of try-before-you-buy fulfilment

Today ecommerce businesses face tough competition so if they want to stand out to customers and win their loyalty, they have to focus on creating the best possible online shopping experience. This not only involves ensuring their websites are user-friendly but also that they provide effective order fulfilment and delivery services. Whilst some brands offer free delivery and returns as a way of enticing...

Ikea to improve order fulfilment & overhaul delivery options

Earlier this week it was announced that Ikea is planning to invest heavily in order fulfilment and improve it’s delivery options in order to reflect consumers’ changing needs and requirements. The company has recently been looking into how consumers’ lifestyles have changed and how they can improve their services to meet their needs accordingly. One thing that they discovered is that car ownership is...

Build a business with Shopify and win a trip to Necker Island!

Shopify, one of the world’s leading ecommerce platforms has recently launched it’s ‘Build a Business’ contest and let us tell you now the prizes are (almost) out of this world! All you need to enter is a great business idea. Simply sign up to Shopify (you can get a 14 day free trial), set up your store and launch your business idea to be...

Predictions for warehousing and order fulfilment in 2015

With just over two months of 2014 left, we thought we’d share some of the top predictions for warehousing and fulfilment in 2015. 1. Adoption of a hybrid fulfilment model In 2015 it is predicted that more and more companies will adopt a hybrid order fulfilment model. Instead of fulfilling all orders from their distribution centres, many will begin carrying out in-store fulfilment too....