London Heathrow gains Seko Logistics investment
As Seko Logistics continues to grow, and expand their cross-border potential in British brands. They have recently invested in a new flagship airfreight, and and omni-parcel services facility close to London Heathrow.
July 5, 2018
By PLA Editorial
SEKO opened its first UK location in 2003 and now operates eight facilities, including a 225,000 sq ft logistics centre in Milton Keynes from where it delivers a full range of omnichannel services for global order fulfilment, delivery management, returns solutions and ecommerce for leading brands. Outside of the U.S, where SEKO was founded in 1976, the UK, boosted by the growth of eCommerce, is now the largest global market in a SEKO Logistics network spanning over 120 offices in more than 40 countries. Currently, the UK is the third largest eCommerce market in the world, with 46% of UK SMEs exporting and receiving revenue from overseas.
Addressing ‘The Delivery Conference’ in London recently, Justin Irvine, Commercial Director of SEKO Omni-Channel Logistics, stated: “Speed and service drive growth. It is already clear that consumers shop more and have higher cart spends with companies providing consistently higher service levels. And, quite often they are willing to pay to receive a better service once they have confidence in a company’s ability to deliver. This is driving growth of eCommerce Express or premium shipping options and expectations. It’s now possible, for example, for UK e-tailers to deliver to Asia and Australasia – collectively the largest eCommerce growth market in the world – in 2-3 days for under £10.00. Companies that deploy these increased service levels can expect to see their businesses grow 1.6 times faster.”