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 Rescue services support with a final mile parcel delivery and returns solution.

“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.”