Take a better look at your delivery strategy and supply chain standards
By Chris Dawson October 20, 2017 - 6:16 pm

Parcelforce last shipping dates for Christmas 2017

With Christmas Day 2017 falling on a Monday, many carrier's last regular delivery date will be Friday the 22nd of December. However some, like ParcelForce, will deliver right up until Saturday the 23rd although they do have a £9 Saturday surcharge (may vary for account

Parcelforce Worldwide launches new digital tools to aid delivery

Parcelforce Worldwide has launched a range of digital tools including a brand new app, to give customers more control over their deliveries. The move is designed to give receiving customers even more convenience when planning their day as well as providing sending customers with more

VAT fraud: HMRC to take action on fulfilment houses

One of the most interesting aspects of the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons report on VAT fraud on online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon regards fulfilment houses. By which we mean companies that hold and fulfil stock in the UK on

ASOS launches same day delivery in London

Fashion brand ASOS is now offering same day delivery on purchases within London. They will deliver to 122 London post codes between Sunday and Friday. You need to place your order before 10am and your goods will be delivered to your eligible address between 6

The CWU comments on the Royal Mail strike injunction

At the end of last week, Royal Mail  won an in junction in the High Court to halt a strike by the CWU (Communications Workers Union). The planned stoppage, now cancelled, would have seen posties walk out from 11am on Thursday for 48 hours. We've written about this

ZigZag Global win start-up prize at ShopTalk Europe

Ecommerce returns platform ZigZag Global won the 2017 Startup Pitch at Shoptalk in Copenhagen. The competition showcases and rewards excellence in innovation across a range of groundbreaking products and services. Fung Global Retail Tech Managing Director Deborah Weinswig moderated the startup pitch competition at where 13 innovative

The Royal Mail and CWU Mediation Process Timeline

Article updated 16/10/2017 to reflect more accurately the time line specifically adding in likely time periods for steps 1) and 2) and change the expected total mediation period to be 7 weeks minimum (up from 5 weeks) after a mediator is appointed Today the Royal Mail

Royal Mail wins injunction against CWU strikes

Royal Mail's request for a High Court injunction to halt strikes called by the CWU starting on the 19th October at 11am for 48 hours has been granted. Mr Justice Supperstone granted the injunction and said: "I consider the strike call to be unlawful and the

Delivering Christmas: how to avoid a peak trading meltdown

Andy Hill, Director at Sorted looks at the issues retailer are facing in the fun up to Christmas. With Royal Mail seeking a high court injunction to stop the threatened strikes, it's by no means certain that they will go ahead but it's time to

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