Logistics, delivery and fulfilment

The incessant growth of online shopping has fuelled demand for home delivery services and Retail Week has just reported that retailers are having to rethink their distribution and last mile fulfilment strategies.

One answer is to opt for supplier direct fulfilment; another is to make use of a network of regional hubs, closer to the buyers, for more responsive, efficient deliveries.

Time critical same day deliveries can be expensive if you’re sending goods across the country so it makes more sense to choose a series of regional hubs to hold your goods and deliver in their area when called upon.

Add to that the benefit of providing a faster, more responsive customer service, and it all adds up to being a sensible business strategy.

And this strategy applies outside of the home shopping arena too, where response times are critical. Here at Courier Direct we hold a range of items for clients that may be needed at a moment’s notice, so we can provide a prompt service exactly when it is needed.

From spare parts for mechanical machinery to point of sale materials and even Christmas hampers, we help our customers provide the high level of service that their trade relies on.

We hold stock for mail order houses too, ready for fulfilment – collating items together for a single delivery in direct response to daily orders received.

Plus we’ll take delivery from articulated lorries from across Europe, to be broken down for onwards journeys to warehouses and end users across the region and throughout the UK. Or indeed, we’ll hold those goods in our secure stores, ready for onwards despatch.

It’s all about having a flexible approach to logistics and delivery. Moving parcels from A to B is just one aspect of the service that we provide. Adapting to our customers’ needs is what helps us build our relationships with clients so that they know they have options available to help them plan and deliver the best customer service in the most economical way.

For a chat about transport, storage and distribution, please call our team, we’d be pleased to help.