The United Kingdom: paving the road for electronic goods fulfilment

Is will-powered innovation the main fuel to the growth of consumer electronics?

From electronic wearables- like current client Xplora who retail children’s waterproof smart-watches- to e-cigarettes and accessories- as sold by our additional client, Flava Tips- the growth of the consumer electronics market is showing no signs of stopping. With pressure on the industry to find further success through the manufacture of innovative new electronic products in the ‘internet of things’, the latest gadgets are popping up everywhere. Met with an increase in the sale of these products on eCommerce sites, order fulfilment and logistics companies are now relied on even more to maintain the smooth-sailing and steady growth of this popular sector. It has therefore never been more appealing for these companies to ensure that rigorous dangerous goods procedures are in place. Not only of benefit to brand reputation, compliance with these standards is critical in maintaining the physical safety of dangerous goods handlers such as trained warehouse staff, all the way through from delivery drivers to the consumers themselves.

Maintaining the UK’s position as leaders in electronic goods fulfilment

Around 15% of the transport of dangerous goods within the EU is undergone by the United Kingdom with a whopping 12,631 million tonne-kilometres recorded in 2016. Second only to Germany-closely following their share of 12,724 million tonnes- this percentage far outweighs an average share of 4% across other EU countries. Not bad for a small island, it is important that stringent external standards regarding the storage, packing and shipping of dangerous goods are adhered to by both new and existing fulfilment providers and carriers remain, that is, if we want the UK to maintain this prominent position.

Of all dangerous goods delivered across Europe in 2016 by road freight transport, the largest specific product group was flammable liquids, taking over half of the total at 55.2%. Existent in all battery powered electronic devices is either flammable lithium-ion or flammable lithium metal. Thermal conductors that can overheat to the point of combustion if placed in high heat conditions or damaged during transportation, flammable liquids like these are potentially the most dangerous of all dangerous goods as they can trigger life-threatening explosions and fires.

Offering a safe solution

At fulfilmentcrowd, we offer a threat-proof solution to the handling, packing and shipping of your dangerous goods, simultaneously striving to maintain the UK as a world leader in eCommerce. Upon entering our accredited warehouses, your dangerous goods are logged in our system, while our intelligent software then proceeds to track each and every item, safeguarding that it is labelled, stored and packed correctly. We also have a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor on-site at all times. Through rigorous staff training, we ensure that parcels are correctly prepared for transit before dispatch by land, sea and air, cross-referencing our internal procedures with leading national and international guidelines.  

If you are selling electronic products, or any other form of dangerous goods, and want to feel rest-assured that your orders will arrive at your customers' doors safely and efficiently, then please fill out a quick quote form and get in touch.

by e.churm on 05/09/2018

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