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26
Mar

DHL wins greener courier accolade

It is well known that leading carrier DHL is continually developing innovative strategies to ensure the highest levels of environmental efficiency in its operations. But lately the firm has taken on an exciting new challenge that may one day be more important than all their other greener planet initiatives put together.   Dedicated to developing a more sustainable logistics solution, DHL has ...

24
Mar

How to Set up a Successful eBay Business

eBay is a household name with more than 155 million active users buying and selling almost any item you can imagine. Although the marketplace is competitive, there’s always room for new sellers to carve out a niche for themselves with quality products, reasonable prices and great customer service. Here, we give you the 101 on setting up a successful eBay business, ...

24
Mar

News of a newly proposed FAA ruling has, once again, left drone-obsessed delivery companies with a crushing feeling. Companies such as Amazon who have been trialling automated delivery solutions were hoping for lift-off, but it seems that their dreams of airborne delivery via drone will remain firmly grounded for now.   The American aviation specialists at the FAA have issued a statement ...

20
Mar

Established carrier Parcelforce has revamped their ecommerce delivery solution in response to customer demand.   The parcel delivery firm is showing its conscientious side by listening to their clients and adapting their service to be more efficient and responsive for the online retailer. This makes them certainly one to consider when you look to re-evaluate the delivery options for your ecommerce business.   Their ...

18
Mar

For many Brits, it is the time of year we love the most – when the sunshine on our faces offers a hint of the warmth to come, the early blooms bring the parks to life and the birds return to our gardens, darting from tree to tree, chirruping away. Yes, finally, spring is upon us and Easter is hot ...

13
Mar

How to Package Golf Clubs

If you’re travelling to play golf, having your golf clubs shipped to your destination can save you a lot of hassle. The average golf bag weighs as much as 35 pounds and can be difficult to manage, especially if you’re trying to negotiate your way through a busy airport with other luggage and your bag is top or side heavy. Having ...

11
Mar

As many already know, since their introduction to the UK just a few years ago, parcel lockers are local repositories where delivery firms leave online purchases ready for the customer to pick them up. These offer a convenient, secure delivery location for customers and remove the hassle of waiting in for hours for a delivery to arrive. We have all experienced ...

06
Mar

UK e-commerce stores are set for their busiest year ever following an official industry report predicting one billion parcels will be sent in 2015. The IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index made the prediction after measuring a 9.5% increase in parcel deliveries from January 2014 to January 2015. This recorded increase of orders has eased fears that some consumers may be ...

02
Mar

All aspects of an e-commerce start-up require professional management and development – helping the company compete with more established rivals. One important aspect which needs serious consideration is a comprehensive returns policy, giving all customers peace of mind when buying products from the e-commerce company. Here are five important things to bear in mind when developing a returns policy. No Hidden Costs Customers ...

27
Feb

Council Pays £16 for 300 Yard Parcel Delivery

Despite suffering from financial uncertainties, Anglesey council spent nearly £16 on delivering a package just 300 yards from the council office to a police station further up the road. Having not considered sending a member of staff to hand deliver the parcel or use Rapid Parcel to secure a more affordable deal, the council stumped up £15.85 for the ...

23
Feb

Within the courier sector, leading shipping firms are continually looking into new technologies and researching ways to enhance both the efficiency of their service and reduce both cost and environmental impact.   ‘Platooning’ has the potential to do just this, offering numerous benefits for both customer and industry.   Platooning is when several vehicles are linked together through remote automation so only one driver, ...

23
Feb

How your delivery service will evolve in 2015

In 2014 we witnessed significant development in the ecommerce market and specialists in the field believe this year is set to be even stronger, so watch this space for exciting news. One of the crucial areas of online business which has seen huge innovation and thus in turn helped to promote growth, is the logistics sector.   Leading-edge progress within the distribution industry ...

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