As soon as our greeting cards are printed at our Watford press, we move them down the road to our distribution centre ready to be selected, packed and despatched to our stockists. We moved our card distribution from The Forest of Dean a few years ago to Milton Keynes after we managed to buy our own warehouse premises there in November last year and have been distributing our cards from here since April.
There is plenty of space at the new premises and so we recently made the decision to move our Customer Service, Brokering and Retail Planning Services in November from the Watford offices to the new ones in Milton Keynes. This will cause some disruption for some of our staff, many of whom have been working for us for many years.
Here’s a quick glimpse of our new premises. Two of the shots show different sides of the warehouse – and the other shows the aisles of picking bins. We need lots of space! To fulfil our orders as quickly as possible our “pickers”hurtle along with trolleys putting retail greetings card orders together for despatch. We have approximately 14,000 PickFace bins.