Parcel delivery boom puts ANC in recruitment seat


Lockdowns rush turns into Christmas demand and more momentum

Parcel delivery boom puts ANC in recruitment seat
James Taylor

 

ANC is on the cusp of a major growth on the back of a spike in e-commerce.

With new client partnerships "locked in" and further growth predicted, the privately-owned last-mile delivery group says it needs "hundreds of new contractor owner drivers around the country" to meet the Christmas rush – and into next year.

ANC, which provides full-service last mile delivery, plus complex deliveries with assembly and installation, states the it is preparing for an increase in deliveries of almost 50 per cent nationwide over the next three months and beyond.

"ANC is growing, and we are looking for contractor drivers to grow with us," ANC MD James Taylor says.

 "A continuing rise in deliveries throughout 2020 and a number of new client partners using our last mile services means we currently need at least 250 new owner drivers to help meet the increased demand. And unlike some organisations, we’ll be keeping our drivers beyond the festive season."


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ANC underlines that during September, it experienced 58 per cent growth in delivery numbers compared with January. Some of the brands ANC works with have even experienced 700 per cent growth, it adds.

"Covid-19 has changed the consumer buying experience, with more people getting goods delivered," Taylor says.

"We’ve seen a huge increase in whitegoods, such as fridges and freezers, plus desks and chairs from our furniture clients due to more people working from home.

"And in addition to the big and bulky items, consumers are having items delivered they would previously have picked up themselves.

"ANC specialises in the last mile customer experience.

"With more and more consumers purchasing online, our delivery professionals are the only human interaction they will have with their purchase, which means it has to be a great experience.

"We provide specific training, leading-edge delivery technology and communication, in addition to a loyal team to support our contractor owner drivers.

"Their success is our success."

 

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