Blog: How digital retailers use drop-shipping

By Chris Haighton, head of outbound logistics at The Very Group The Very Group’s transformation from catalogue retailer to digital pureplay had a huge impact on our supply chain. We used to distribute four catalogues a year, with a rigid buying cycle planned far in advance to maintain availability throughout [...]

2020-02-19T09:51:45+00:00February 19th, 2020|

BLOG: The sky’s the limit at our new fulfilment centre

By Phil Hackney, Chief Operating Officer at The Very Group Our Greater Manchester fulfilment operations supported The Very Group on the journey from catalogue business to one of the UK’s largest digital retailers and we’re proud of the role they’ve played in our success. However, we knew that to continue [...]

2020-02-04T09:10:19+00:00February 4th, 2020|

Shop Direct completes external shell of new 850,000 sq ft East Midlands fulfilment centre

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has completed external building works at Skygate, its new 850,000 sq ft* fulfilment centre at East Midlands Gateway near Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The state-of-the-art facility will bring all aspects of distribution and returns for Shop Direct’s Very.co.uk and [...]

2019-10-21T10:20:32+01:00July 29th, 2019|

Shop Direct to develop new fulfilment centre in the East Midlands

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, today announced proposals to upgrade its fulfilment capabilities by creating an automated, 500,000 square foot distribution and returns centre in the East Midlands. Development of the site at East Midlands Gateway is due to start in May 2018, and the group [...]

2018-04-11T11:12:28+01:00April 11th, 2018|