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E-commerce industry too big for SMEs to ignore

THE UK ranks as one of the largest markets in the world for online sales and with double digit growth rates predicted for 2017 and beyond it is fair to say that businesses cannot afford to ignore the global phenomenon – online sales could reach £230bn this year.

However, while it is relatively easy to launch an online business, it remains very difficult to scale with one of the key challenges to be able to continually develop a business whilst providing quick and reliable deliveries. Even if the other parts of the transaction go well, failure to ensure an accurate delivery could result in a poor experience which could be damaging to a brand and customer retention rates.

That’s why many small and medium size companies sensibly look to outsource their supply chain activities.

With more than 50 years’ experience in the competitive supply chain sector, Walkerpack understand the importance of fast and accurate pick, pack and ship services as well as professional packaging solutions and error free inventory management. Customer product is stored in a clean, safe environment and is fully insured.

Walkerpack Sales Manager, Steve Tiley, said: “For many businesses the challenge is to find a reliable partner to handle the physical side of their business who also understands the importance of brand protection. Things do go wrong from time to time but our customers know that in times of need they can talk to us and together we will try to find the best solution. They appreciate it when we go the extra mile and it makes good business sense in my opinion.”

Walkerpack’s people are at the centre of its success and the company, which also specialises in contract packing, warehouse services and logistics, believes strongly that employing mainly permanent staff ensures that productivity and quality standards are maintained.

To talk in confidence about your company’s needs call Steve Tiley on 01604 760529 or email


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