Returns are causing a real headache for British retailers, with the likes of ASOS and Boden announcing a crack down on repeat returners. Often operating with small margins, the cost of processing returns can and is having a detrimental impact on revenues. In our recent survey...

Our recent roundtable brought together a group of representatives from the warehousing and logistics industry to share their perspectives on data science. The discussion, chaired by SHD Logistics assistant editor, David Tran, highlighted the challenges businesses face when organising and managing the data they collect,...

According to Forbes magazine, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, and that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). 90% of the data in the world was generated over the last...

As one of the UK’s leading online electrical retailers hits the headlines this week, with the announcement that it’s introducing dropshipping to its last-mile delivery operations. The aim—to expand the range of products they can sell online without having to hold the inventory. As technology empowers...

EU Leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the Article 50 process beyond 29th March, leaving many businesses facing further uncertainty about the future. However what does this mean for those working in the logistics sector? Our Sales and Marketing Director, Marcus Uprichard gives...

Are unsustainable order fulfillment models having a detrimental impact on the retail logistics sector? We recently attended UK Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) annual conference and it was extremely evident that this could be a reality the sector is facing. It’s no secret that customer demands often...

Gatwick Airport last week announced it is introducing a trial of valet-parking robots to increase the number of cars it can hold in its car parks. As the development of robotic technology accelerates, we take a closer look with our AGV expert Jens Roevens at...

Warehouses and logistics companies are continually racing against the clock to meet deadlines to deliver goods faster and at lower cost. Staying competitive in the current market is key. As a result, many businesses are looking at ways to improve productivity and speed in the...

Having made it through the prime shopping weekend, UK retailers may not be breathing a sigh of relief just yet as the expectation is that it will cost them £362million* in returns. We recently asked a number of retailers about increasing returns and they stated that...

With ecommerce sales increasing globally by 23.2% last year, the expectation is that this trend will only continue to grow in the coming years. It has never been more evident that online retailers will need greater automation in their warehouses, if they are going to...