Quiz becomes latest retailer to reopen online operations

Quiz has become the latest non-essential retailer to reopen its online operations after enforcing “strict” new guidelines at its warehouses.

The fashion retailer’s website is now once again up and running after its stores, concessions and warehouses closed on March 22 ahead of the official lockdown order from the UK’s government.

According to Quiz it has severely reduced the number of employees working at its distribution centres in “strict accordance with all government and health authority guidance”.

The measures taken to keep its employees safe, which it says was its priority, also meant that Quiz is only able to offer a standard delivery service to customers.

Further measures including the distribution of personal protection equipment (PPE) and regular deep cleaning of the site have also been introduced, while only staff “willing and able to work safely” would be eligible.

In late March, Quiz warned that revenues for the month were set to come “materially” below expectations due to a huge reduction in traffic both online and instore.

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“The group is continuing to take steps to preserve cash by eliminating non-essential spend, postponing capital projects, substantially reducing stock intakes and deferring payments wherever possible,” it said at the time.

Yesterday Quiz’s high street fashion rival Next also reopened its online operations.

However, by 9am the website had closed again, with the high street giant saying it had already received all the orders it could process for the day – but it would return tomorrow.

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