Britons’ love of a bargain sees millions of shoppers brave freezing temperatures and the crowds in the high streets and malls every year in the January sales.
According to experts, millions – roughly half the adult population – will be out spending their Christmas and set-aside cash on designer handbags, shoes, gadgets, perfume, homewares and on substantial items like a new kitchen or furniture.
Come January, it’s an all-out price war. Retailers battle for custom. The toy store, The Entertainer, is cutting prices by up to 80%, while there’s up to 70% off at Topshop and River Island, 60% deducted at H&M, House of Fraser, Argos and Matalan, and 50% off at stores including Next, Currys, John Lewis and Ikea. The retailers and their supply chains will be stretched to the limits. Great news if you’re looking for a warehouse job.
The January sales, like Cyber Monday and Black Friday are major discount events in the year. There is though, a big difference between the way warehouses gear up for these events. Retailers who run the day-long seasonal sales or special flash promotions find themselves put under a huge strain. With the month-long campaign throughout the month of January, where the special pricing is offered over an extended period, warehouses are given the opportunity to balance the extra load on resources. Retailers are encouraged by shoppers spending more and over a longer period in which they might very well return to benefit while there is yet more on offer. The need for warehouse staff is keen at this time of year.
If you’re coming in as an employee at this time of year, be encouraged that retailers with good warehouse management will be on top of their game technologically. They will use modern, efficient and intuitive software to support warehouse processes that is compatible with smart mobile devices. A lot of you will have those skills using the devices you operate in your day-to-day personal life. This technology is relevant for any time of year, but especially so during peak periods. Intuitive software allows even temporary workers to come in and cope with sales promotion events. They can be working to full capacity in the shortest time-frames, ensuring that the employer’s extended team can operate as efficiently as possible.
If you’re local and you’re looking for temporary or permanent Swindon warehouse jobs, do come and register with us. And keep up to date with opportunities we post here on the website.