Sorted reports lockdown success with 20 new staff and huge growth in shipments

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Manchester-based global delivery platform Sorted saw a 1715.65% increase in shipment volume during the covid crisis compared to the same quarter last year.

The company has also added a further 20 staff during lockdown and appointed Tim Cox, previously at Apica Systems, as Chief Technology Officer.

Sorted, a challenger to traditional carrier and delivery technology, which recently secured a £15m Series B funding round, has seen a 102% year-on-year increase in total revenue for the 12 months to May 2020.

New wins in recent months include Homebase, Farfetch, Mountain Warehouse, Mindful Chef, Insight and Mulberry.

“Every day is Black Friday at the moment for e-retailers, and customers all over the world now expect an agile, Amazon-style service which traditional providers don’t necessarily have the technology infrastructure to support,” said David Grimes, Founder & CEO of Sorted.

“With new eCommerce companies emerging every day, and customers wanting more from delivery, retailers need to be one step ahead to compete. COVID-19 has forced shops to shutter and traditionally offline brands to move online within weeks, which has put the emphasis on delivery over the in-store experience.

“The only way to reap the reward is to invest ahead in agile technology that will be capable of delivering against expectations.

Sorted has also just sold its B2C parcel delivery comparison website business, MyParcelDelivery.com, to one of its competitors, E-Gistics Limited, for an undisclosed sum.

This division was also trading at record levels as COVID-19 drove up eCommerce trading.

Sorted provides agile and data-driven shipping software, with dynamic checkouts, delivery management and delivery tracking for some of the biggest global carriers and customer-centric retailers.