Geodis UK launches out-of-hours service for Scottish retailers

Logistics and supply chain operator Geodis UK is targeting Scotland’s fashion retail market with the launch of an out-of-hours delivery service, following a successful roll out of the service in France.

The new proposition will be on offer in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen with “a leading European fashion retailer,” already signing up for the service, the company said this week.

Under the out-of-hours service, stock arrives at the Geodis UK depot in Stirling, Scotland, in the evening where it is loaded onto three trucks for delivery to stores before 7am.

The logistics company, which has a strong presence in the fashion retail sector, takes responsibility for prioritising deliveries, planning routes, liaising with store security, unloading pallets, removing packaging and organising returns.

Geodis has also spent around £80,000 on a new IT and security system at its Stirling depot.

Kevin Huskie, Geodis regional manager for the North and Scotland, said: “We are always looking to develop new solutions that can be tailored to our customers’ requirements.

“By developing our out-of-hours offering we have the ideal logistics solution for the retail sector which enables Geodis to be a growth partner for customers.”