Any business involved in manufacturing, selling and distributing goods to its customers has to consider warehousing as part of that process. The decision facing these business owners though is whether to warehouse manufactured goods in-house ready for despatching to customers or take on the services of a third party logistics (3PL) supplier to do the job. Here are some pointers as to why outsourcing to a 3PL provider may be the business solution for you, especially where pick and pack services are

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Waiting at home for a delivery, possibly having had to use a day’s holiday to do so, has to be one of the most soul-destroying experiences for consumers. Chances are they will have been offered a choice of delivery options – next day, standard business, 30 days – and received an email confirmation of their order. But from that point on they can enter a state of limbo, left to cross their fingers and hope that their order will arrive within the chosen timescale. And its failure to arrive

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Christmas 2015 lived up to expectations, with UK retailers taking £24 billion over the festive period and 27% of those sales taking place online. Statistics released by IMRG, the online retail association, and consultancy Capgemini, also predict that ecommerce sales will rise to £126 million in 2016 with the growing use of mobile devices. 2015 provided some valuable ecommerce lessons, which could make all the difference between success and failure in the year to come. Take a look at our Top

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The UK’s love affair with online shopping is showing no signs of cooling off. In 2015 UK online sales made up a third of all online retail in Europe and online retailing is expected to exceed £60 billion in the UK in 2016. Question is, is your website ready to compete with your competitors in 2016? If your answer isn’t an immediate ‘Yes!’ then you need to take a look at the big money-making ecommerce trends that continue to dictate who will win, and who will lose, in online retail. Mobile

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Did you know that the average UK household produces around 23 kilograms of waste every week? Four kilograms of this is packaging alone. As third party logistics providers, it is our job to ensure packaging problems are overcome and waste is kept to an absolute minimum, whilst still delivering your products to your customers in one piece. Supply chain managers the world over face the same problem when it comes to packaging. Using too much results in a lot of waste, whether it’s at your end of

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