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Logistics

Take a better look at your delivery strategy and supply chain standards
By Chris Dawson April 26, 2017 - 6:50 am

Doddle to cut their losses, close stores, and refocus on kiosk partnerships

Doddle are to ditch their high profile train station stores in favour of kiosk solutions in third party stores. It would appear that Doddle's own stores are haemorrhaging money and so will be shuttered, sadly with job losses for many of the staff. It would be

MyHermes Bank Holiday collection, drop-off and customer support days

There's been a fair bit of chat about bank Holidays today and we have another coming up next week on Monday. But it was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who has suggested that we have 4 more to celebrate the four national saints in the UK.

Hermes deliveries grow 10% in a year across Europe

Hermes have grown their business by over 7% in the past year to €2.640 billion. Instrumental in this was the Group's European parcel companies which, continues benefiting from flourishing global online retailing. Hermes parcel companies in Germany, Austria, the UK, Italy and Russia delivered a record

UPS beacon tech aims to eliminate parcel loading errors

Just about every ecommerce retailer will have walked into the office one day to find what's called an 'exception' for one of their deliveries. An 'exception' is when something went wrong with a shipment and your delivery promise to the customer won't be kept by

CWU threaten industrial action over Royal Mail pension changes

Royal Mail have a bit of a problem, whilst the pension plan for their employees is currently in surplus, this is expected to run out as early as 2018. The Company’s annual pension contributions are currently around £400 million. If no changes are made, the

Your myHermes parcel could be delivered by Robot in London

Hermes are to test the use of self-driving delivery robots in London. In partnership with Starship Technologies, Hermes will soon trial a number of parcel collections in the London borough of Southwark. This latest trial follows on from a project that has seen Hermes Germany and

Zenstores add integration to DPD

Zenstores have announced the launch of their integration with DPD today. Zenstores’ platform helps retailers streamline the process of dispatching orders from online stores and marketplaces. The easy to use software automatically imports orders from ecommerce channels and enables courier shipments to be booked and delivery

Royal Mail acquire Postal Express

Royal Mail's General Logistics Systems (GLS) business has acquired the US overnight parcel delivery company, Postal Express. Postal Express is a regional overnight carrier operating in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Postal Express offers overnight parcel delivery, mainly to business-to-business customers,

Hermes hackathon inspires future logistics innovation

A multi-platform live chat application and an enhanced GPS tracking solution designed to drive down fuel consumption were among ideas concocted by students in a hackathon organised by Hermes. Hermes staged the event alongside Leeds Beckett University in order to encourage the innovators of tomorrow to

Send a parcel for just £1.99 with Interparcel

Interparcel are running a promotion to send parcels up to 1kg in weight for just £1.99 + VAT. The service on offer is myHermes with drop off at a parcelshop for parcels weighing up to 1KG for £1.99 (£2.39 inc VAT) for a limited time. Previously this

Domino’s to test pizza delivery by autonomous robot

Domino's Pizza are going to start delivering pizzas within a 1 mile radius around Domino’s stores in selected German and Dutch cities. As part of Domino’s Robotic Unit (DRU), autonomous pizza delivery using Starship Robots will replace some human deliveries normally carried out by motorbike

Parcel2Go courier booking made even easier with Zenstores

Zenstores are today going live with a Parcel2Go integration which will enable users of Zenstores Despatch to compare and book dozens of courier quotes for their online orders, print delivery labels and arrange collections without leaving the Zenstores dashboard. If you are already a Parcel2Go user,

Parcelforce express48large drop off at Post Office

Consumers can now send large and awkward parcels via selected Post Office branches throughout the UK, with Parcelforce Worldwide’s express48large, benefiting from secure delivery within two working days. express48large allows customers to send parcels 2.5m in length, and 5m in length and girth combined. There is

Cubyn to launch in UK following PriceMinister partnership

On-demand logistics startup Cubyn have announced a partnership with Rakuten's PriceMinister in France giving 5,000 merchants the ability to tap into Cubyn’s on-demand logistics platform. Cubyn are almost unique amongst logistics solutions in that once you start using them you'll never have to pack another

Meeting the demands of today’s smarter shopper

In this guest post from Royal Mail the growing expectations of British online shoppers go under the microscope. According to Mastercard’s Omnishopper report, 82% of people believe they’re smarter shoppers than they used to be. With more technology and information than ever before, they research to

De Minimis Thresholds can help or hinder sales

When you're selling online, probably one of the last things you think about is import taxes and duties that an overseas buyer may have to pay. It's worth considering though - a year ago the US raised what's know as their de minimis threshold (the

Free Warehouse Goods In Scanner App from Peoplevox

Peoplevox launched a free Android mobile app for use by any e-commerce retailer seeking greater control over their Goods In process. The easy to use mobile app is now available for download from the Peoplevox website and is the first example of a slew of product

Storm Stella causes 48 hour delay to US East Coast shipments

Royal Mail has warned that Storm Stella is likely to delay mail arriving on the East Coast of the United States as most of the East Coast airports have closed. The delay is likely to be a minimum of 48 hours covering all of Tuesday

DHL opens new fulfilment centre in Hong Kong

As Asia becomes an ever more important ecommerce market for sellers in the west, moving and holding stock closer to shoppers is a keen need for retailers. So DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has opened a new Fulfillment Center in Hong

Parcel2Go new worldwide sub £10 shipping services

Parcel2Go have introduced new services to a range of destinations around the world. In keeping with their determination to offer the UK’s best delivery prices both around the country and beyond its borders, Parcel2Go are making available a range of services as far abroad as Australia,