Rapid Returns…

11
May

Uber Trialling Same Day Merchant Delivery Service

Revolutionary taxi company, Uber, is currently trialling a merchant delivery service which will accommodate same day delivery through their team of drivers. Technology website, TechCrunch have apparently received proof of the trial in the form of training documents for drivers getting involved with the new courier scheme. TechCrunch sources suggest there could be as many as 400 different merchants ...

10
May

A recent survey carried out by global research company Ipsos MORI highlights the vital importance to e-tailers of having a dependable logistics solution integrated into their websites. An ever-growing number of shoppers are purchasing their goods online and as this retail phenomenon grows in popularity, so too does customer expectation. As the lives of consumers become increasingly fast-paced, the demand for ...

07
May

The NUS recently released its ‘Commission for Work’ report, which explores the employment challenges that graduates are currently facing and looks to help students into the workplace by tackling the issues that hold them back. The situation for students and study leavers is invariably tough. According to the report there are currently around 764,000 young people unemployed, with youth unemployment three ...

05
May

Here at RapidParcel.com, because of the sheer number of small business and ecommerce clients that we work with, we are dedicated to sharing any knowledge and findings we come across that can help all concerned. This is why we’ve been closely monitoring the EU Commission’s concerns about inconsistency in cross-border online trading methods. The Commission said last year that this ...

30
Apr

Amazon Trials Car Boot Delivery

Amazon, in association with Audi and DHL, are currently trialling a new delivery system in Germany where courier services deliver products from the online retailer to car boots. Open to a small group of Amazon Prime members in Munich, the service is being trialled before the possibility of a national or regional rollout is considered. The trial is part of the ...

30
Apr

Man sends self to Australia – don’t try this at home folks!

Some may consider it madness, others may think it pure genius – and it’s often said that there is a fine line between the two. Whatever you believe, the sheer tenacity of Reg Spiers is hard to deny. This is the story of an Australian athlete who falling on hard times, with not a penny to his name, boxed himself ...

28
Apr

A huge contributing factor in the success of any business is, of course, its people. Having a skilled and knowledgeable workforce is an invaluable asset. Which is why we are so proud to be associated with leading carrier DHL, whose recent decision to join the ‘Movement to Work’ scheme clearly demonstrates their keen understanding of what will drive their business ...

24
Apr

The Ultimate Guide to Shipping for eBay Sellers

For many people, eBay remains one of the quickest and easiest ways to make money on the internet. Why? The service is simple and intuitive interface makes it extremely beginner-friendly, attracting many a fledgling entrepreneur to set up virtual shop and have a go. For unseasoned eBayers however, there are several pitfalls to avoid – particularly when it comes to shipping. ...

22
Apr

There are many things that could be troubling those at the top of the financial tree in business today, but it seems from a survey of finance directors (FDs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) that the biggest issue they currently face is that of finding the right people for their businesses. This should be great news for those looking to ...

21
Apr

Mother’s Day… somewhere!

Here in the UK, Mother’s Day may have passed but, of course, we don’t hold the monopoly on this celebration; across the globe, mothers everywhere are honoured with a whole range of dedicated dates and occasions spanning throughout the year. As May draws closer, we are now approaching one of the most popular months for maternal appreciation. Let us take a ...

20
Apr

How to Make Money on eBay

Although the eBay experience of the average person includes being outbid at the last minute on a great bargain and unsuccessfully trying to flog an old wardrobe - more and more people are using the online auction site as their sole source of income. Rather than selling unwanted personal effects, savvy eBay sellers are investing products in bulk and selling ...

15
Apr

UK Consumers Expect Three Hour Delivery Windows

UK consumers have indicated they are sick of waiting home all day for a delivery – suggesting they now expect delivery windows of three hours or less. More accurate delivery times benefit consumers with busy schedules who resent wasting a day of productivity or being forced to book a day off work to receive a delivery. New research carried out on ...

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