Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Online retailer to upgrade picking operation

Express Gifts, the online shopping company, has chosen Belgravium to upgrade its picking operation at its Accrington distribution centre.

The distribution and handling of the smaller items under the Express Gifts brand is currently managed via an automated collation warehouse in Accrington. This currently handles more than half a million items per day.

Express Gifts is part of Findel plc and sells greeting cards, gifts, home and garden items through its Studio and Ace catalogues. Systems manage Ian McWhirter said: “The upgraded solution will enhance our parcel dispatch operation enabling us to achieve even greater visibility, transparency and control.”

The company will upgrade the existing barcode technology with Belgravium’s Atlanta 5000 terminals, which promise faster, more reliable and accurate capture of real-time data in their parcel dispatch operation.