How businesses can reduce their environmental impact whilst successfully re-opening

It’s impossible to deny the positive environmental impact that lockdown has had. There were 11,000 fewer deaths from air pollution in Europe alone, daily emissions of greenhouse gas plunged 17%, and there has been the sharpest drop in carbon output…

What is Direct Vision Standard and are you compliant?

If you are part of the logistics industry, you may have heard of Direct Vision Standard (DVS) compliance. This refers to the measurement of how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows, and indicates the level of risk to vulnerable…

How the hospitality industry can prepare to reopen after lockdown

As we move further into Summer, there have been increased talks about when England’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants will be opening. Despite rumours of a June reopening, the government’s roadmap is set on July 4th, dependent on advice at the…

The importance of the cleaning and hygiene industry throughout COVID-19

Out of all industries, cleaning and hygiene has been on the frontline when it comes to dealing with the COVID-19.However, the industry, like many, have been through a difficult few months. They went from being inundated with orders for hand sanitiser…

Challenges and solutions for retailers reopening post-lockdown

The announcement of shops in England being able to open from June 15th sparked mixed reactions throughout the country. Many retailers were relieved to finally be setting up business again after a difficult few months, and many customers were excited…

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…

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…