Every second counts! iForce to process 6.8 items every second this Black Friday, ahead of potential record spending

This Black Friday, iForce, an Eddie Stobart company specialising in e-fulfilment, reveals that it will process 6.8 items every second and despatch over 2.4 million units throughout Cyber Week.

An estimated £5 billion will be spent in the UK across the Black Friday period alone, and iForce, by Eddie Stobart, is set to deliver record breaking volumes for some of the UK’s leading retailers.

As part of peak activity during the festive season, the company also anticipates that it will build, pack and despatch over 200,000 Christmas hampers to help its customers meet consumer demand during the busy retail period.

Commenting on this work, iForce Operations Director, Paul Thirkell said, “From our eight locations, totalling 2.1m sq. ft, a dedicated team of over 2,500 staff will be working hard to ensure we exceed demands and deliver on behalf of our customers. We achieve this through our bespoke e-fulfilment system, iForce Gateway – the fulfilment service powered by our proprietary software, SMART and developed for the unique propositions of each of our customers. Our Route Genie and RESCU services support with a final mile parcel delivery and returns solution.”

Paul adds, “Black Friday and Cyber Week is one of the biggest events on our calendar – a period that we couldn’t execute so successfully without our dedicated staff and workforce. We wish our teams and our customers, a successful and rewarding Black Friday week.”


About iForce:
For over 20 years, iForce has been entrusted by some of the UK’s biggest brand names to help them maximise the potential of multi-channel retailing through its supply chain and retail logistics services.

It has continued to invest significantly in its software and operational capability as the demands of modern commerce have grown. Today it supports some of the UK’s biggest brands in finding solutions to their increasingly complex supply chain management problems.

iForce’s core retail logistics focus is on; Fulfilment, Reverse Logistics, (including the disposal of product through branded sites and auction capability) and Carriage Management. It operates from eleven locations across the UK, utilising its proprietary software and building bespoke/tailored operations to complement the functional and commercial needs of client partners.

For further information, please contact Julie Daintith, Communications Manager for Eddie Stobart, Julie.daintith@eddiestobart.com, +44(0)1925 605400.