Whereas toy volumes peak in the latter half of the year, gifts show a linear annual profile, with events such as Valentine’s Day, spreading demand for retail supply chain services.
Both involve similar handling techniques, including high volume case picking, Pre-retailing, bookings and pallet load distribution plus, Pick and Pack and parcel based distribution
Golf products flow to market predominantly in the first quarter of the year, and reduce in the latter half.
Other sports and leisure activities are predominantly weather dependent, fluctuating with seasonality and with spikes / troughs, driven by weather patterns through the year. Each picking at item level, high SKU counts, serial number tracking and seasonal churn are all characteristic.
Electronics products have a linear profile, with promotional and new product launches driving demand for supply chain services. Bonded storage with CFSP, re-boxing, spare part distribution, POS, CDU’s and FSDU’s all have synergies to work with.
Demographic indicators show that the grey market is a growing sector, with wide scope and scale in terms of product purchases, triggered by direct mail, press advertising, e-commerce, convenience retailing, home delivery, click and collect and call centre support.
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