Black Friday and the Logistics Sector

Originating in the US, Black Friday was introduced to the UK in 2010 by online retailer Amazon.

Since then, sales made over the Black Friday weekend have increased significantly year on year, making it the UK’s most popular weekend for shopping as people try to grab the best deals!

As you’d expect, this huge rise in shopping and online orders generates a lot of work for the logistics industry. To demonstrate this, we’ve pulled some facts together to show just what effect Black Friday has in the UK.

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Sources: 
www.imrg.org/media-and-comment/press-releases/online-retail-parcel-volumes-exceed-forecast-in-2015/
www.telegraph.co.uk/black-friday/0/black-friday-2017-will-have-best-deals/
https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/pdf/2016/02/omnichanel-retail-survey-2016.pdf
www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/rac/pressreleases/fleet-reliability-could-hit-deliveries-during-black-friday-rush-1262675
www.ft.com/content/52d26de8-c0e6-11e5-846f-79b0e3d20eaf
http://warehousenews.co.uk/2017/09/warehouse-staff-shortages-make-logistics-and-supply-chain-automation-an-imperative/

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