ArrowXL takes on 300 seasonal staff

In the face of expected volumes growing by 30% in the run-up to Christmas, two person delivery company ArrowXL has announced it is taking a series of measures to meet increased demand.

The company has seen a major increase in volumes thanks to the pandemic. It has opened a new hub in Enfield and increased its fleet size by over 30%. Alongside the 100 new permanent staff the delivery company has taken on 300 seasonal employees across the UK. Where possible these staff will work from home to meet COVID-19 restrictions. Finally, it has invested £1.5m in new technology for its warehousing and driving operations.

Peter Louden, COO at ArrowXL, said: “In many ways we have been practicing for Peak since the start of lockdown when our volumes shot up as people turned to online shopping, purchasing garden furniture instead of going on holiday and buying fitness equipment as the gyms were shut. People are continuing to invest in their homes with new furniture and appliances as are those taking advantage of the stamp duty break to move. And this is before we factor in Black Friday and Christmas!

“As a result, we are putting in place the necessary measures to ensure that we can continue to maintain our service levels during what we believe will be the busiest peak period for us to date, and working more closely than ever with our retail clients to understand their predictions and requirements.”