Start-up businesses are flourishing like never before. In 2016, 80 new businesses were started every hour in the UK. And like Jo Malone and Cath Kidston, many were started at a kitchen table. But it can be difficult to know when your business is ready to take the great step up from being a sole owner-run operation. The decision to start employing staff and getting logistics experts on-board are key milestones for a fledgling business. Recruiting staff Deciding to recruit staff is a big step

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Start-up businesses are flourishing like never before. In 2016, 80 new businesses were started every hour in the UK. And like Jo Malone and Cath Kidston, many were started at a kitchen table. But it can be difficult to know when your business is ready to take the great step up from being a sole owner-run operation. The decision to start employing staff and getting logistics experts on-board are key milestones for a fledgling business. Recruiting staff Deciding to recruit staff is a big step for

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When it comes to your online business, the three Cs – Convenience, Control and Cost - are integral to everything you do to keep your customers as happy as possible. Convenience You know more than anyone that opening and closing times are a thing of the past – virtual businesses are 24/7. But it’s not just timing - your customers expect to be able to track the status of their order on their device, whether that’s a desktop computer, tablet, phone or even their wearable technology. Using

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Whether you’re a stalwart on the online retail scene or an ecommerce start-up, outsourcing your pick-and-pack service and logistics will come up on your agenda at some point. As far as business costs go, third party logistics (3PL) can require a significant investment but it can also prove integral – sometimes imperative - to the continuing success of your business. When you look beyond the initial costs of introducing it, you will find a multitude of benefits that reveal the true value of 3PL

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Technology exists to automate many of the processes involved in warehousing and logistics and plenty of firms are embracing it wholeheartedly with great success. However, limitations and potential problems are causing some to steer clear of it for now or automate some processes but not others. What Technology is Available? Control software and radio data terminals are already widely used in professional warehousing facilities. While operational control software can make simple decisions about where

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