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E-commerce is changing the logistics industry

24 May 2013/Categories: Industry News

The digital revolution is in full swing in the UK and it is clear that online shopping is having a huge impact on the logistics sector.

People are now purchasing items from their laptops and mobile devices and companies are under increasing pressure to get these goods delivered as swiftly as possible.

This is obviously putting a lot of strain on supply chains and firms that are slow to embrace e-commerce or have limited warehouse space to keep their products will ultimately fall behind their rivals.

On announcing its latest financial figures, UK Mail - a major parcel distributor - confirmed the industry is undergoing some "fundamental changes".

The organisation performed well in the 12 months to the end of March 31st - particularly in the second half of the year - and chief executive officer of the firm Guy Buswell thinks UK Mail is in a solid position to cope with the evolving market.

"Today's results demonstrate that our business model has the inherent strength to adapt to this changing market and grasp the opportunities that exist," he remarked.

Some experts fear the e-commerce boom will lead to a significant shortage of sizeable distribution centres in the next decade.


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