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Blaze Logistics – Diamond Logistics first Scottish Network Partner

By Chris Dawson September 28, 2021 - 10:00 am

Blaze Logistics is a child of the pandemic which has grown very quickly. Joseph Smith, Director and Founder of Blaze Logistics, launched the business just over 12 months ago, having recognised the opportunity to service online retail as it boomed during lockdown.

Now, Blaze Logistics officially joins Diamond Logistics as the first Network Partner in Scotland – to provide a full range of logistics services to Scottish businesses. With Blaze Logistics on board, Diamond Logistics is set to offer services from Edinburgh to Plymouth, and all major towns in between. It’s now one of few courier companies in the UK which offers a genuinely national service.

“The support I’m most looking forward to receiving from Diamond Logistics is around education of the courier network itself. We want to gain this inside knowledge from Diamond so we can advise our clients on the best shipping methods – not just to control costs – but to improve their experience. This will help them to select the right carrier, that will protect goods but also their brand.”
– Joseph Smith, Director and Founder, Blaze Logistics

Joseph and his team now offer SameDay, Overnight and International delivery services to their Scottish clients as well as the services it provides to branded carriers such as Amazon, DPD and DX.

Opportunity for Scottish ecommerce businesses

“The opportunity for us to improve ecommerce and fulfilment in Scotland is around later cut-off times. It’s difficult to distribute to the rest of the UK from Scotland. There’s a long distance between us and the other side of England, so the line haul must leave exceptionally early. By being close to Scottish eCommerce clients, we can offer later cut-off times for overnight deliveries through the Diamond Logistics network.”
– Joseph Smith, Director and Founder, Blaze Logistics

Ecommerce clients based in Scotland which outsource their logistics to Blaze Logistics, will have the opportunity to use Diamond Logistics’ Despatchlab technology which offers users an easy client interface with API Integration.

As the only Diamond Logistics Network Partner in Scotland, Blaze Logistics are taking Despatchlab technology to the marketplace for the first time. Joseph wants to help Scottish brands with their fulfilment journey, so they can focus on marketing their business and selling products.

Blaze Logistics’ Scottish ecommerce clients will now benefit from Diamond’s expertise in ecommerce and SameDay, Overnight and International delivery. Their ecommerce specialities include artisan alcohols like Sacred Gin, quality food brands, exclusive homeware, babywear and gifts. SameDay specialities include the medical sector, Formula 1 and quality retail.

Scotland’s first Diamond Logistics Network Partner is a growing business with exciting plans. Joseph is confident that his leadership team – which includes Operations Manager Ross Henderson – will continue to blaze this Edinburgh to Plymouth route with confidence alongside partner Diamond Logistics.

“The new Network Partnership with Blaze Logistics is exciting. This partnership will strengthen our nationwide network allowing us to better service our clients anywhere in the United Kingdom. Having visited the new office recently and witnessed the passion, desire, and commitment of the Scotland team I can say with confidence they are a perfect match and great asset to the Diamond Family.”
– Claire McKinney, Learning and Development Officer, Diamond Logistics

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