UK start-up Sorted hits £1 billion shipment milestone after important client wins
Sorted, a UK-based global delivery management platform, is celebrating a successful 2019, as the value of goods it has shipped to date reached the £1 billion mark.
The milestone comes at the end of a record 12 months of rapid expansion for the pioneering tech firm who have seen their client base surge by 200%. Fashion giant ASOS is one of the marquee global retailers who now trust Sorted’s industry-leading SAAS technology to power their growth.
As part of its global expansion strategy, ASOS has adopted Sorted’s secure, scalable software to improve the customer experience and provide major cost savings. Additionally, the partnership sees Sorted run a large percentage of the online retailer’s distribution centre delivery management in the UK, allowing them to further scale without friction. By the end of the year Sorted will have helped ASOS ship over ten million parcels, since going live in February.
Leading British lifestyle brand Mulberry and DIY chain Homebase can now also be revealed as the latest client wins for the business.
Mulberry, which operates 120 stores in 20 countries, chose Sorted to help drive their international growth and improve web conversions. They have deployed SortedPRO to unify their order processing system and dramatically upgrade their delivery proposition with more carriers and services.
Homebase have adopted Sorted’s tech to power all of their direct eCommerce orders – fulfilling their requirements of improving shipping, warehouse efficiency and the customer experience.
In October, Sorted announced that Farfetch is using its technology to connect its international network of boutiques, fulfilment centres and delivery partners. The cross-border retailer is using SortedPRO to integrate its carrier and shipping software to streamline the management of its global collection and deliveries and enable the swift onboarding of new carrier services and shipping locations.
Since taking on its first major clients just three years ago, Sorted has become a global delivery experience powerhouse, shipping goods to the value of £1.3 billion to 171 countries worldwide.
The recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days saw record volumes - 66% higher than the previous week - going through the platform - with no dip in service for clients. In total, the first week of December this year saw parcel volumes smash the record of previous years by up to 97%.
David Grimes, Founder and CEO at Sorted, said: “We’ve had a tremendous 2019 at Sorted. Adding ASOS to our ever-expanding roster of clients alongside the likes of Missguided, Farfetch, French Connection and FatFace shows that our delivery technology is trusted by some of the planet’s biggest retailers.”
He added: “Consumer expectations have never been higher than they are now. And by constantly refining and driving innovation in the delivery experience sector we are becoming retailers’ secret weapon of choice. Hitting the £1 billion milestone of goods shipped is a great testament to the drive and dedication of our workforce who are constantly striving to ensure Sorted remain best in class.”