England 29/07/2013 – After a period of flat sales, UK exports are finally beginning to recover and appear to be doing so at a record-breaking pace.
The latest figures from the BCC/DHL trade confidence index show that after a period of declining exports most UK firms are exporting more. In fact, levels of exports are at their strongest since 2007, when the index was first compiled. Interestingly, these results are across the board. All sectors are confident that there is growth and that it is here to stay. There is increasing demand for all kinds of delivery mechanisms including same day European delivery.
This is a service, which has only recently been introduced in the UK. At the time the service was introduced, many in the distribution industry felt that they would be very little demand for what they viewed as a high-end delivery service. In reality, the demand was there almost from the start. As the word spread, more and more businesses started using this fast delivery service.
Most firms did so in response to consumer demand. We live in an increasingly demanding world, where people are no longer willing to wait. Companies like Amazon found that when they offered a next day delivery service their sales soared. Those companies who offer a fast and reliable service seem to be the ones that grow the fastest. For UK companies, being able to deliver or collect goods from Europe in under 24hrs has proved to be a real boon.
More UK businesses reach out to European customers
Those UK companies that have expanded into the European market have had great success. Until fairly recently it was impossible to get many UK companies to deliver to European addresses, even the larger ones. However, slowly but surely the UK’s larger firms are changing that and now offer a full-scale worldwide delivery service. Marks & Spencer now deliver to 80 countries, and they are benefiting greatly from broadening their customer base in this way.
However, not just large national firms are benefiting. The Today Team offers a same-day European delivery service. They are increasingly finding that it is smaller firms who want to use this service, and expect that growth trend to continue for the foreseeable future.