- 4 June 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Delivered UK, a member of The APC delivery network, has opened a new, 14,000 square foot depot in Fareham, Hampshire, in response to a 28% growth in demand for its services.
The Fareham site is 9,000 square feet bigger than its last site and will allow Delivered UK to have the capacity to meet its fast-growing business needs. Out of the depot, the company will offer overnight, same-day and international parcel collection and delivery services to businesses in the PO and SO postcodes. The site will also enable the carrier to offer storage and fulfilment services.
Adam Barber, Director at Delivered UK, said: “It’s so encouraging to see how businesses across the region are continuing to prove their resilience and entrepreneurialism despite the challenges of the last year, with many of our customers thriving.
We’ve seen so many local SMEs having to adapt their business models, products, and accelerate their online presence in order to survive in recent months, and they continue to do so even as the country starts to gradually ease out of lockdown. We are dedicated to supporting the agility and determination of our customers, providing them with improved service options, through our new depot and a local team working hard in partnership with them, to help them flourish in the years ahead.”
Delivered UK’s top 10 customers have achieved an average 170% growth in business. The home improvement and food and drink sectors have benefitted the most from the pandemic-related growth in demand for their goods.
Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive at APC Overnight, said: “The strength and resilience of the UK’s SMEs throughout the pandemic has really shone through across The APC network. Throughout the first half of 2021 – and even as restrictions have eased – we are still seeing high demand for delivery services, as consumers continue to shop online and businesses continue to rely on carriers to get these items delivered. The ongoing dedication and hard work of our colleagues at Delivered UK will be key to supporting this, ensuring that the needs of customers are recognised, and working closely with them to ensure those needs are met.”