If you’re anything like us, you might think that online shopping is the greatest thing to come out of the invention of the World Wide Web.
Not only does it stop us from facing the high street crowds, but also appeals to our inner lazy girl.
And ASOS (whose name meaning recently shocked the internet) ruled the way when it came to the advance of online clothes shopping.
Once you know just how many people it takes for the fashion retailers to get your orders to your doors within 24 hours, you’ll appreciate them more than ever.
Because lest we forget, ASOS only have one warehouse in the UK.
As the festive rush begins, Courier Insurers Staveley Head have revealed exactly how it’s done, and it takes a whopping SIX people to get your gowns to you.
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They explain: “Once the team have received your order and is located via the retailer’s electronic ticketing system, a warehouse picker collect’s it from the shelf.
“Orders are then prioritised based on your delivery option. So, if you’ve paid for next-day delivery, your order jumps to the front of the queue.
“This item is then sent to an internal distribution team that organises the orders by regional destination. Your item is loaded into a large HGV, which carries it to a courier’s depot or warehouse.
“The pickers at the courier are then responsible for separating the parcels, allocating them to delivery drivers who will cover a dedicated local area. The order is then collected by a delivery driver and delivered to your door.”
Six people later and voilà, your fashion dreams are now a reality.
And this isn’t the only staggering statistic about the miracle that is ASOS.
Their warehouse is the size of six football pitches, and 94 orders are made every minute.
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