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The Impact of E-commerce Growth on Last-Mile Delivery

The e-commerce boom has significantly reshaped the retail landscape in the UK, driving substantial changes in how goods are transported and delivered. As more consumers turn to online shopping, logistics companies face increasing pressure to innovate and optimise their operations. In particular, the challenges and opportunities surrounding last-mile delivery have come to the forefront, prompting companies to rethink their strategies to meet growing consumer demands.

The Rise of E-commerce and Its Impact

The growth of e-commerce in the UK has been nothing short of remarkable. According to the Office for National Statistics, internet sales accounted for over 30% of … Read More

Verran Freight and whichwarehouse celebrate 10 years of business together

This year, warehousing and freight distribution experts Verran Freight Group and whichwarehouse, the UK’s #1 online warehouse site, celebrate an incredible 10 years of partnership together.

Founded in 1989, Verran Freight Group has grown to become one of the largest logistics companies in the Thames Valley, with more than 35 commercial vehicles and over 100,000 square feet of warehousing and distribution storage facilities. For the last 10 years, they have partnered with whichwarehouse to generate valuable logistics leads and further elevate their strong market position.

“We’re proud to have worked with Verran Freight Group for over a decade now. … Read More

Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions: Strategies for Efficient Pallet Storage

In today’s volatile global market, businesses face unprecedented challenges in maintaining efficient and resilient supply chains. The COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical tensions, and natural disasters have underscored the critical need for robust supply chain management strategies. A key component of this is optimising pallet storage within warehousing operations. This article explores how businesses can adapt their pallet storage strategies to navigate supply chain disruptions, offering practical tips for maintaining efficiency and resilience.

Understanding the Impact of Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply chain disruptions can have a cascading effect on business operations, affecting everything from raw material availability to final product delivery.

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Optimising E-Commerce Growth through Advanced Warehousing Solutions in the UK

As e-commerce continues its rapid growth trajectory within the UK, the need for innovative and efficient warehousing solutions has never been more critical. If you are a business owner looking to optimise your logistics, understanding the transformative role of advanced warehousing in e-commerce is key. Let’s explore how strategic enhancements in warehouse space can significantly bolster your e-commerce operations, ensuring you stay ahead in a competitive market.

Leveraging Strategic Warehouse Locations for Enhanced Efficiency

In the bustling e-commerce landscape, the location of your warehouse can dramatically affect your delivery times and overall customer satisfaction. By strategically situating warehouse space near Read More

Warehousing in 2024: Navigating New Frontiers in Efficiency, Technology, and Sustainability

As we move further into 2024, the warehousing sector continues to stand at the forefront of innovation and transformation, propelled by rapidly evolving consumer demands, technological advancements, and a growing emphasis on sustainability. This year marks a critical point for warehousing operations worldwide, as they adapt to not only survive but thrive in an increasingly competitive and complex landscape. Here, we explore the key trends shaping the future of warehousing.

The Rise of Smart Warehousing

Smart warehousing, characterized by the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning, is revolutionizing warehouse operations. These technologies enable Read More

Warehousing rents and employment

It’s often been assumed that there was a direct link between the demand for warehouse space and job bouyancy in the warehousing sector – however the pandemic has de-linked these two processes and recent statistics from the UK and USA show that while rents and vacancies might be bottoming out, demand for warehouse personnel has increased.


In America, transport (logistics) and warehousing are ranked amongst the fastest-growing sectors for the next ten years. Projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics say that retail trade and manufacturing are likely to experience the greatest job losses. The UK is likely to

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How small and medium sized warehouses can thrive

Warehouse managers face a difficult situation – costs, for everything, are rising – and demand – for most things – is increasing. This means that warehouse space has to contain more stock, operate more rapidly and still deliver efficiently. Warehouse rental cost has surged up since the pandemic which means that many small warehouses are attractive propositions because they cost less, as long as they can operate effectively. However, small and medium sized warehouses also have some distinct advantages over their larger counterparts, when used appropriately.

Mobile solutions support small warehouse operations

It’s a given that smaller warehouses have smaller … Read More

How technology is transforming warehouses

It’s not always clear if technology is transforming warehouses, or if demand is forcing new technological developments to emerge. What we know is that technology, specifically automation, is becoming increasingly necessary to warehousing and logistics for three reasons:

  1. warehousing operations need better inventory accuracy
  2. technology can help resolve issues with personnel gaps and peaks and troughs in demand
  3. customers demand quicker, and cheaper, delivery.

In more detail:

1 – Not knowing your stock, sending out the wrong stock, or having supply chain failures so that you lack the right stock at the right time, is always expensive. A recent survey … Read More

Should your warehouse be going dark?

Dark warehouses are the future, but they aren’t the immediate future. In 2021, only 20% of warehouses had any degree of automation, which means 80% of warehousing is still completely non-automated. However, there’s a strong chance that if you operate warehouse space and have an international supply chain, at least part of that chain may be dark. And projected figures say that by 2030, robots and other forms of automation technology are going to reach 85% of warehouses – and this will happen quicker in Europe than other parts of the world, because the cost of human personnel is … Read More

How to streamline your warehouse logistics

There are three distinct areas of warehouse operation: inbound, storage and picking. Each of these areas has the capacity to be streamlined. In a competitive warehousing environment customers expect rapid and efficient order fulfilment and that’s just one of the benefits that come from optimising warehouse logistics. There are other benefits too – reducing costs, improving responsiveness and developing systems that enable better decision-making. Warehouse logistics can be a complex business, but this article will explore the key areas in which streamlining warehouse logistics can benefit any warehouse – whether large or small – and how to go about the … Read More

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