eCommerce fulfilment is big business. In the UK alone, ecommerce has grown steadily, reaching £137.38bn last year, according to ONS data. The continued rise in ecommerce shopping has seen an industry boom, and as a result, the formation of warehouse businesses looking to support online retailers is on the increase. Companies are constantly looking at ways of improving their order fulfilment process to take advantage of the very latest technology. So as fulfilment companies are storing the stock, providing shipping services and even handling customer returns, online retailers avoid direct operational costs for property, manual handling equipment such as forklift trucks, and warehouse staff.
phs Teacrate can support the fulfilment industry in several ways. Our full range of packaging materials i.e. shrink wrap, tape and cartons are the perfect complement to any fulfilment business, and can be purchased by the pallet load. We stock a range of packaging accessories to ensure that all shipping requirements are fulfilled safely and intact. These accessories include brown packing tape, polypropylene, PVC and masking tape products. All our packaging accessories are strong, heavy duty and ideal for securing cardboard cartons. Tape can be used for many different purposes including securing bubble wrap, packing paper products, assembling boxes prior to use and to securely seal your boxes when they are full.
We also understand there are likely to be seasonal peaks and troughs in this industry, especially during the Easter, Summer and Christmas periods, so to accompany our full range of packaging materials, we are also the leading service provider for crates and handling equipment. Moving over 9 million crates every year and supporting industries such as removals and storage,
food processing and distribution, retail and fit out companies, we are the professionals, making us the market leading crate rental service provider across the UK.
With crate capacities ranging from 25 to 165 litres, no job is too big or too small for phs Teacrate. We have the capacity and scale to serve the needs of the growing fulfilment industry, at any time of the year, in any location, we offer rental and outright purchase options and complimentary custom logo branding. Our crates are manufactured using our own tooling equipment, from tough polypropylene and provide a high level of protection for contents. They may be stacked when full and nested when empty for space saving. All our crates are 100% recyclable at the end of their life, therefore fully adhering to the waste framework directive and helping the environment.
We also have a wide range of RTP products to meet the requirements of logistics operations across a range of industries, and our products include bale arm crates, roll cage equipment plastic pallets and pallet boxes. We also offer a full wash service where we collect, clean and return your totes, containers and your food crates ready to use. We have the capacity to wash up to 400,000 crates every week.
Our national network of depots mean that we are not too far away if items are required in an emergency, so we’re on hand to help wherever you are. With over 100 operational staff and a fleet of 29 vehicles, next working day delivery is available on all stocked items and customer collections available from all depots possible."