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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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Survival of the Fittest: Have you evolved to keep up with the ecommerce revolution?

Online retailing is revolutionising the way we shop, with almost 20% of every non-food pound spent online by the end of last year. But with revolution comes evolution through changes in behavior, service and technology. We caught up with Simon Tomlinson, business director of UK logistics and supply chain consultancy The Logistics Business, to find out how businesses can differentiate and innovators shine in the ecommerce market. 

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