Almost two-thirds of logistics firms are having to overhaul their business strategies in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report reveals. According to a survey from online temporary staff agency redwigwam, 65% of companies said they were having to rethink the way they did business with one in five saying they would be hiring more temporary workers they hire. Of those, 38% planned to grow the size of their flexible workforce by between 51-75% while 33% planned increases of […]
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you never know what challenges are around the corner or how disruptive they will be. With the UK in the grips of its third national lockdown and retailers across the country having closed their high street stores for business yet again, we expect logistics to continue to dominate retail investments this year.
So, it is pretty well documented that those of us involved in e-commerce and home delivery have benefited from an increase in online shopping during this pandemic. As a result, despite the massive changes that we have had to implement to keep our people and customers safe, and the subsequent knock effect this has had on operating costs, at ArrowXL we are in good shape.
Logistics and transport sector must build on a new level of awareness created by the Covid-19 pandemic
Back in February, before the UK’s nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, internet sales as a percentage of total retail sales stood at just 18% and few people understood (or cared) how the goods they ordered online, or picked from the supermarket shelf, actually arrived at their final destination.