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Keeping up with e-commerce trends

Online retail in the UK is big business – in 2017 it was valued at an incredible £13.7 billion.
Busy lifestyles and a faster pace of living are two of the key factors.
With rising sales come a rise in consumers’ expectations, so it’s important that mail order companies can meet this increase in demand.
Consumers are no longer willing to wait even a couple of days for delivery, and 30 per cent are happy to pay an additional fee for next-day delivery. 

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TOP 10 WAREHOUSE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

We’ve installed systems into some of the most modern and efficient warehouse operations in the world, as well as some of the smallest and most traditional. Over the years we’ve learned a lot, here are our top 10 tips for your warehouse.

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Industry 4.0 and mail order: How Automated Packaging Systems has futureproofed for its customers

Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0. Talking about the changes that technology is bringing, primarily to engineering and manufacturing and how organisations can keep up with the evolution.

Online retail has been on a steep trajectory for the last decade with online sales last year tipping the £133bn mark. Coupled with the fourth industrial revolution, online retail is becoming more sophisticated both in its profiling of customers and its dispatching processes. It’s important to consider key areas where digital advances are being made and how this can help online retailers.

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To automate or not to automate – that is the SME question

Last year e-commerce in the UK was worth a staggering £133 billion, representing a 16% growth in the market. Noticeably, there has been a significant rise in the number of ‘at home businesses’, such as eBay sellers and people offering bespoke hand-made goods.

This growing community of web entrepreneurs is starting to rival larger online retailers. For instance, the craft site Etsy has seen its number of sellers double in the last year, with some individuals fulfilling as many as 72,000 orders a year - that’s 1,384 a week!

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Planning for Peak Trading

With just under 20 weeks until the Black Friday shopping bonanza, it is time to review 2015 processes and manage the challenges of Blue Monday. 

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