News

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

03
Apr

Gone are the days when customers chose a favourite retailer – their local greengrocer perhaps, or a reliable department store – and remained loyal to that store for the rest of their years. In today’s world, the modern consumer is spoiled for choice from the ever-changing roster of high street names to the seemingly infinite world of ecommerce. Because it’s ...

31
Mar

E-commerce giant, Amazon, has approached the UK government, looking for permission to test their new drone delivery services throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The US company has turn their back on their home country, deeming American aerospace to be ‘over-regulated’, making it difficult for their drones to be tested sufficiently and effectively. Representatives from Amazon met with the UK’s transport manager, ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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