Rapid Returns…

27
May

Around a year and a half ago, Amazon’s announcement of its plans to develop a drone delivery service took the media by storm. Many ridiculed the idea, though others were intrigued. The main obstacle which the firm faced though was that of convincing the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to change regulations to allow for the testing of their ‘Octocopters’. After ...

26
May

E-commerce sites and small business owners may groan at the prospect of choosing an international parcel delivery courier, but delivery and distribution are important – and getting it wrong could have a detrimental impact on your business. With hundreds of international courier services across the globe, it can be difficult to choose the right service for your business. Relying on a ...

26
May

Dedicated to a greener future for the courier sector, DHL are continually adapting their services and developing increasingly efficient ways of working that help to minimise emissions and lessen the industry’s impact upon the environment. As part of their established GoGreen programme, which incorporates a number of carbon reduction and offsetting strategies, the firm has recently introduced two new and intuitive ...

26
May

While it is true that smart, original copy is without doubt necessary to spark the interest of your customers, your words would be nothing without the clever and impactful imagery that captivates people’s attention. The power of the visual is undeniable. Your images can be provocative, stirring or serious, they can pluck at our heartstrings generating empathy or fire us up ...

18
May

Online Returns Could Jeopardise Online Shopping

The ever-growing number of people returning items they have bought online could threaten the entire e-commerce industry – with suppliers struggling to cope with increased demands for replacements and refunds. It has been estimated the rate of returns for e-commerce retailers could be as high as 60%, whereas traditional brick and mortar suppliers average a return rate of just 5%. This ...

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 ...

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