Fashion retailer Asos has been dragged into the row over the high penalty charges applied by some retailers to suppliers whose vehicles deliver outside agreed times or present goods in what is deemed to be a non-compliant fashion. MT has seen evidence from one of Asos’s suppliers listing penalties of up to £500 for a range of delivery issues including cartons not being loaded in sequential order; missing labels, packing lists or security seals; failed collections; and late bookings cancellations. […]
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