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Lessons from Tesco on brand, customers and differentiation

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Tesco are to sell their coffee chain Harris and Hoole to Caffe Nero. This comes on top of the news that they’re selling their Giraffe restaurant chain, Dobbies garden centres and Turkish supermarket Kipa. The aim is to slim down the sprawling Tesco business and concentrate on their supermarket business. They need to as well… […]

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South Africa clamps down on duty avoidance

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The South African Revenue Service are having a revenue drive and it’s leading to delivery delays. David Jinks of Parcelhero who gave us the heads up and advises that shippers must be very careful to give correct export values. If a parcel is detained, the South African Revenue Service will request for the commercial invoice […]

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Brexit, tariffs and exports: a view from Currencies Direct

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As referendum day looms (although many of you will have already cast your EU referendum ballot by post), it seems apt to consider some of the issues that leaving the EU could mean for online traders, ecommerce SMES and web retailers. One of those key concerns must be the free movement of goods within the […]

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Linnworks adds integration with Parcel Station

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Multichannel software supplier Linnworks has announced that it will be hooking up with Parcel Station to provide its users with a whole host of additional shipping opportunities. In a blog post they say: “This new integration provides Linnworks users with access to some of the lowest costs available in the UK courier market, even when […]

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Doddle 20% off Europe Shipping Costs during Euro 2016

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Doddle are celebrating Euro 2016 football with 20% off their standard costs for any parcels you’re shipping Europe. The offer is available to all Doddle members (and if you’re not a Doddle member you’ll sign up to become one when you ship your first parcel so will still get the discount). The 20% Euro 2016 […]

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APC Direct launch powered by Parcel2Go

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Parcel2Go have announced the launch, their fourteenth carrier white label solution. Parcel2Go now operate transactional websites for carriers in multiple languages throughout Europe, helping carriers to monetise their existing digital traffic and maximise profitability from the C2X and SME market segments. David Sorensen, Director Carrier Solutions at Parcel2Go said: “We are very pleased to […]

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myHermes extends Parcelshop network with Doddle

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Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has expanded the number of myHermes ParcelShop locations nationwide through a new partnership with Doddle, the UK network of purple parcel stores. Initially 10 Doddle stores in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Norwich and Glasgow will join the myHermes Parcelshop network offering customers additional click & collect locations, as well as […]

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