Delivering retail efficiency from warehouse to front door

The UK retail sector has experienced consistent growth over the past decade, reaching annual sales of nearly £496 billion in 2022 (Statista).

With supermarkets dominating the landscape, they account for over £150 billion annually, while textile, clothing, and footwear account for almost £49 billion—a significant recovery from previous declines.

The sheer size of the UK retail industry is only matched by its complexity, with retailers facing numerous logistical challenges to meet consumer demand efficiently. One significant hurdle is inventory management, where balancing enough stock to meet demand without overstocking or facing stockouts is a constant issue. Within this, retailers need to accurately forecast demand, especially during seasonal peaks or market fluctuations, to reduce the risk of losses.

With the industry further beset by rising fuel costs, last-mile delivery issues, and a host of compliance challenges, operating an effective logistics system is central to retail success and growth.

X2 (UK): the efficient path to retail success:

At X2 (UK), we offer cost-effective solutions that leverage our vast partner network and advanced tech infrastructure to provide efficient store deliveries, optimised warehouse operations, and reliable last-mile services. With our focus on flexibility, we ensure that retailers meet consumer demands promptly and affordably, irrespective of seasonal or market fluctuations.

Our fully flexible and scalable solutions adapt to changing demands, while our variable pay-as-you-go cost structure eliminates unnecessary expenses. With various contract options and a shared asset pool of vehicles and drivers, X2 (UK) provides the flexibility and reliability that retail businesses need.

Flexibility and scalability

With our variable pay-as-you-go cost structure, you’ll only pay for the services you require, avoiding any unnecessary expenses during periods of low demand. This approach ensures optimal cost-effectiveness and efficiency, allowing you to adapt seamlessly to changing business conditions without being tied down by fixed costs or unused resources.

Contract options

Select the contract option that best aligns with your needs, whether it’s a formal contract, an RHA agreement, or a basic agreement. Understanding that every business operates differently, we offer the flexibility needed to ensure our solutions meet your specific operational requirements and preferences.

Shared asset pool

At X2 (UK), you gain access to a vast shared asset pool, encompassing both vehicles and skilled drivers. This wide resource pool acts as a safeguard against potential disruptions, reducing the risk of a single point of failure. As a result, we maintain resilience in the face of any challenges that may affect the industry, such as driver shortages.

Streamlined communication

With a single point of contact and a unified invoice system, administrative tasks become simplified, saving you time and money. This approach ensures clear and effective communication channels, enabling smoother coordination and enhanced operational efficiency.

X2’s 4PL solution was an excellent fit for our needs, providing the flexibility and scalability of a multi haulier solution without the complexities of managing multiple supplier relationships. This makes our life simpler by providing a reliable service, reducing costs and overheads and ultimately, giving us a competitive advantage.

The X2 team demonstrated a sound knowledge of our business, which rapidly resulted in a smooth, seamless implementation. This is something we truly value. We enjoy working with them and look forward to building a long-standing partnership.

Adam Spaull

Commercial Operations Manager, ADM Oils

Our retail delivery services

With extensive experience delivering transport solutions to a host of retailers, including major supermarkets, restaurant chains, online and general merchandise retailers, we offer a comprehensive range of efficient transport services that include:

● Store deliveries with or without trailers
● Supplier collections
● NDC to DC inter-site trunking
● Trunking from Import centres
● Radial distribution of home delivery orders
● Port collections
● Returns management
● Same-day courier services
● Artics, rigids, vans
● Curtainside box tail lift
● Serving multiple locations with significant numbers at peak
● Curtainside, box, tail lift
● Port collections
● Ambient and temperature-controlled
● Traction only
● Trunking services

The X2 (UK) advantage

Offering retail businesses a competitive edge, our flexible solutions can be tailored to meet any specific retail needs. With the experience, technology, and resources needed to deliver efficient transportation solutions to everyone from nationwide supermarket chains to pound stores, X2 (UK) removes the complexity and stress from the retail logistics equation


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We tailor our services to your requirements and flex to your volumes


From 1 load a day to 100’s of loads a week


From quote to implementation could be same day


Multiple options in every part of the UK drives competitive pricing