Earlier this year, The Guardian newspaper raised an “unpalatable” warning concerning the distribution industry. It reported that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, palletised goods could be prevented from transiting between the UK and the EU due to a “dire shortage of the ‘right-sort’ of pallet to import and export goods”. “If the UK leaves the EU without a deal the overwhelming majority of wooden pallets, used to transport a vast range of consumer goods from breakfast cereal to pet food, beer and chocolate, will not meet strict EU rules designed to stop the spread of bark beetles and other pests.” (Source: The Guardian).
“The UK organic market continues to experience steady healthy growth, with sales increasing by 5.3%. That means almost £45 million a week is spent on organic in the UK” tells the Soil Association in its ‘Organic Market 2019’ report. (Source: Soil Association 2019 Report)
The report cites the growth within the organic sector to be fuelled by relevancy, as our culture shifts towards consumers making conscious, ethical choices on food and drink and other aspects of daily life such as waste, packaging and energy. “Organic’s integrity and values fit well with mindful consumerism, environmentalism, veganism and vegetarianism – trends which are dominating the market”.
PDX are very proud to have been honoured with Platinum pallet network service status once again in 2018. We have a one-of-a-kind trophy to prove it.
PDX is a shareholder member of Pallet-Track, the premier pallet delivery network in the UK. With over 83 members nationwide supporting the network and over 22,000 pallets handled every night from their state-of-the-art centralised hub, our customers can expect unrivalled IT systems and service levels.
There are several challenges that need to be overcome to ensure a successful delivery which range from vehicle access, weight of goods, unloading requirements and movement of goods once off the lorry. Whether we are collecting or delivering a pallet there are lots of things you can do to help us provide the best possible service. Take a look at our helpful pointers:
Shopping-cart abandonment is a massive problem for online retailers so taking steps to avoid that trend and converting your e-shop visitors could pay massive dividends. Taking statistics from 29 different studies, the Baymard Institute, have estimated that around 68% of online shopping carts are abandoned. Delivery options play a pivotal role in an online shopper’s decision of where to spend their hard-earned cash.
It’s easy to see why customer loyalty is becoming harder to secure – there’s so much consumer choice out there. If customers do choose to stick with one single brand or retailer, what makes them stick?
Although it can be challenging to attract and retain customers, there are plenty of ways a business can stand out by making the purchase feel special, and that includes how you package your customers order, both with the materials used and in the ways you choose to send your product.
In view of an increasingly global and co-dependent economy, as well as a need for organisations to maximise efficiency, minimise costs and meet the exacting delivery expectations of customers, there has been a sharp rise in demand for the specialist solutions offered by third party logistics (3PL) providers. These solutions are varied and include warehousing, distribution and transportation as well as other added value services such as assembly and packing, among others.
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In today’s increasingly competitive and politically uncertain climate, there has never been a more important time for suppliers and retailers to focus their attention on the bottom line of their operations and to review or respond to any potentially destructive or negative influences on the company’s objectives and projections.
Many Operations Managers are rightly being asked to reduce costs or better yet, increase productivity and efficiency and lower cost at the same time.