North American logistics company, XPO Logistics, has opened eight last mile logistics hubs ahead of holiday shopping season, following its plans to expand to 85 hubs by late 2018.
“We're anticipating strong demand this holiday season, as more people are purchasing heavy goods online,” said XPO Logistics Chief Operating Officer, Troy Cooper.
“Our last mile expansion is directly related to the rapid growth of e-commerce and omnichannel retail,” he said. “The scale of our network speeds fulfilment, while our technology gives retailers, e-tailers and consumers control over the shopping experience. These are critical components of ensuring consumer satisfaction with digital purchases.”
According to XPO Logistics, it facilitates the movement of heavy goods from retailers and e-commerce companies to households and businesses, where experienced associates at XPO facilities perform value-added services such as the inspection, repair and pre-assembly of goods in preparation for delivery.
XPO Logistics reported a total revenue of $7.3 billion (€6.2 billion) for the six months ended 30 June 2017.