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Weekly Review 05/03

Posted on March 05, 2021
by Emma Burgess

In the week that announced a £5bn scheme to save high street shops, we reflect on the latest fulfilment, logistics and eCommerce news to hit the headlines this week. 

 But first, we’ve won (another) award! *Takes a bow*. We’re so honoured to have won the Growth Award at the SHD Logistics Awards!  


Heightened urban logistics demand and a greater sense of environmental responsibility were two trends revealed in DPDs strategy plan for the next five years. High demand saw DPD’s volumes grow by 24% in 2020 and revenue by 23% in organic growth. They’ve become the first delivery company to implement contactless delivery and opened more than 70 new hubs & depots to reach a total of 1,200. By 2030 the courier service endeavours to become the international leader in sustainable delivery and enabler of eCommerce acceleration, something to bear in mind when choosing a courier provider!  

Amazon Fresh 

Monday saw Amazon launch Amazon Fresh, its first bricks and mortar site outside of the US. The unveiling of the marketplace giant’s grocery store is a fresh take on the shopping experience. Shoppers scan items into the Amazon Fresh app using a QR code, and thanks to Just Walk Out technology can exit without queueing for a checkout, making it the first till-less store in the UK. And of course, there’s never a missed opportunity for fulfilment as the store includes a collection and returns hub for Amazon purchases. Director of Amazon Fresh stores, Matt Birch says this range will span “hundreds” of SKUs covering everyday essentials and ready-to-eat options stocked from UK suppliers, proving there is still some space left for physical sites when it comes to choosing what we eat. 

Growth Strategies for Marketplace Sellers Webinar  

Lastly, eDesk have teamed up with Tamebay to deliver a jam-packed webinar on growth strategies for marketplace sellers. As lots of our lovely clients and blog visitors are marketplace sellers themselves, we thought you might like the link if you did want to sign up! The talk will take place at 4 pm on March 31st. 

If you’re looking for help with your eCommerce fulfilment needs, find out more about how Huboo can help you here.  

We’ve hope you’ve had a great week!