Bicycle delivery set to increase throughout 2020

Since the coronavirus lockdown, the UK bicycle industry has seen a significant increase in both usage and bike sales. Retailers, both national and local within the UK, are seeing an increase in orders both for leisure and professional reasons. Phillip…

Why the building and construction industry will be the first to ramp-up post-lockdown

At MaxOptra, the more we speak to our customers, the more we realise that the building and construction industry will be one of the first to ramp up activity, post-lockdown.

How distributors and suppliers can ramp up activity for retailers

On May 26th the government announced that as part of plans to further ease lockdown, all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June. Additionally, outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen even sooner, from…

How businesses are changing their strategy to deliver to both B2B and B2C customers

The challenges many businesses have faced this year have resulted in sparks in creativity when it comes to business strategy and marketing. Many B2B businesses are thinking on their toes, identifying new ways to engage with new audiences and keep their…

5 future predictions for businesses offering distribution and delivery

The impact of COVID-19 has been vast for many businesses, all over the world. They have been forced into difficult and often impossible positions; struggling to adapt, plan and deliver to a customer base they are desperate to keep and support. Having…

Top 5 benefits of implementing routing software into your business

When it comes to planning routes, many businesses are still working with manual, paper-based processes which rely on drivers’ knowledge and restrictive, fixed routes. However, by implementing routing software, businesses can experience a whole…

What does post-lockdown mean for the construction industry and supply chain?

As we’re sure many of you are aware, in the government’s latest significant COVID-10 update, Boris Johnson reported that people who cannot work from home, such as those in the construction or manufacturing industry, should be “actively encouraged” to…

How delivery and distribution companies can prepare for post-lockdown

It may not be a surprise to many businesses who have recently had to swiftly adapt and pivot their business model, but new research from PFS has found that the shopping habits of UK consumers have been permanently changed by the COVID-19 lockdown. 60%…

How pharmaceutical and medical companies can improve their delivery and distribution

As you may be aware, pharmaceutical and medical companies are becoming key in supporting the community during the COVID-19 crisis, both pre and post-lockdown However, they are also facing many new challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching many…

How meat distributors are making changes and adapting to COVID-19

As we speak to and support more and more businesses, we’re realising how butchers, fishmongers and meat distributors are another industry that are acting fast and making considerable changes to their business models.