News

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 ...

20
Feb

Gather up your green garments and grab a Guinness; St Paddy’s Day is on the way and it’s time to celebrate in style! Among their many other traits and talents, it has to be said that the Irish sure know how to party. And in St Patrick’s name, every proverbial, and often literal, stop is pulled out for the occasion.   So ...

09
Feb

Make someone smile at Chinese New Year

Now that the Christmas Tree is packed up and all the New Year celebrations have been and gone, it is easy to forget about the frivolities of the festive season. It’s time to start buckling down to more serious tasks like, dare I say it, work or studies! However, if you or anyone you know are Chinese, you may find that they ...

05
Feb

The BBC’s planned ‘24 Hour Parcel People’ documentary about Citylink has been thrown into disarray following the express delivery company’s recent plummet into administration. With the first episode of the documentary due to air in the middle of this month, producers had to frantically re-edit the show to accommodate the unfortunate development. The documentary, directed by Arran Fellows, followed the delivery ...

26
Jan

The new year is upon us and, as always, it brings with it a fresh boost of entrepreneurial energy for the coming business months. Throughout the year, many exciting exhibitions and functions are held at locations across the country, designed to offer valuable advice and guidance to ecommerce retailers who are looking to maximise their sales and business growth potential. ...

23
Jan

No longer just a science fiction dream, robotic self-drive vehicles are now a tangible reality. Distribution experts DHL envision an established future for computerised transport within the delivery sector, though they do warn of the dangers of progressing too quickly down this road.   In a recently published report entitled ‘Self-Driving Vehicles in Logistics’, the shipping specialists review existing technologies, ...

23
Jan

London’s First Helicopter Courier Service Launches

DHL Express have this week launched London’s first ever helicopter courier service, designed to deliver urgent documents to city bankers from the US in less than 24 hours. The service allows important documentation to be delivered from the financial centres of New York, Boston and Chicago to the city within one working day. The service flies into Heathrow and then onto ...

18
Jan

Due to your diligent planning and intuitive strategies your ecommerce business has successfully emerged from the Christmas high season in a triumphant position, which is commendable indeed. However, what is important to remember is that this is just half the battle. Of equal significance in the world of web sales is how you deal with the festive aftermath. Having a simple ...

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