Expect Distribution Signs New Contract Logistics Partnership with Stores Direct
Yorkshire based logistics company, Expect Distribution, has today announced a three year contract with Fast Track 100 Company, Stores Direct, to manage their warehousing and distribution.
Stores Direct is a direct-to-consumer e-commerce business which retails stoves, fireplaces, ranges, garden and bathroom furniture through its websites stovesareus.co.uk, fireplacesareus.co.uk and bathroomsareus.co.uk.
They will be using Expect’s industry-leading, end-to-end warehousing and distribution service to store products, receive orders from consumers, pick and then deliver direct to a residential address.
The partnership is the fruit of a long-term working relationship between the two companies – Expect has been a key part of Stores Direct stock control, warehousing and distribution for the past eight years.
A number of Expect Distribution’s trucks will be liveried in Stores Direct’s main consumer-facing brands stovesareus.co.uk and fireplacesareus.co.uk.
Neil Rushworth, Managing Director, Expect Distribution said: “We’re delighted to be taking our partnership with Stores Direct to the next level. They have been a customer for many years and we’ve enjoyed a terrific working relationship and this was the next natural step for both of us to take.
Dave Duffy, Managing Director, Stores Direct said: “Our relationship with Expect goes beyond just picking and delivering our products; they have been a key link in our supply chain.
“Their stock control and allocation systems integrate seamlessly with our online order systems which means our websites show real-time stock availability when they shop.
“This is absolutely crucial for us to maintain revenue levels and helps us deliver industry-leading customer service.
“Many of our business decisions are based on KPIs and Expect provides comprehensive management information for us to make quick and informed decisions.”