Leading retail logistics provider, Clipper, has been appointed to provide multichannel services for popular high street retailer Wilkinson. The logistics solution, which was implemented in early autumn, handled almost a quarter of a million items in the first month of operation.
The contract will be serviced out of Clipper’s Ollerton e-fulfilment centre of excellence, taking up 110,000sqft of a new 150,000sqft extension, which was completed earlier in the year. The facility will stock circa 14,000 product lines, and a total of around 400,000 individual units, at any one time to offer high level stock availability.
The family-run retailer has over 370 stores nationwide and the service Clipper provides will offer a range of customer delivery options, including home delivery and “click and collect” from store.
The contract reflects demand from high street retailers to secure a slice of the growing online market, whilst offering shoppers the best value, choice and shopping experience. Clipper’s Managing Director, Tony Mannix said: “As a UK leader in retail logistics, we’re perfectly placed to aid Wilkinson’s offering. Retailers are increasingly seeing the value of an online presence and by combining our ability and Wilkinson’s reputation for quality and value, we’re confident we can deliver a great customer experience.”
Chris Screeton, Multi-Channel Operations Controller for Wilkinson’s said: “We were impressed by Clipper’s track record in multi-channel logistics, with experience in both large and small retail brands. The new facility at Ollerton provides exactly what we need and we look forward to developing this relationship as our online business continues to grow.”