Why ‘Storescan’ Makes Managing Parcels In-Store Even Easier

Why ‘Storescan’ Makes Managing Parcels In-Store Even Easier

PayPoint today announced the arrival of Collect+ StoreScan, a brand new, free-to-use app that enables retailers to process parcels quickly and easily, directly from their mobile device. Available on iOS and Android, Collect+ StoreScan means that retailers no longer have to process parcel transactions solely via their PayPoint terminal. Parcel delivery and customer collections can be processed from anywhere in the store, helping to free valuable counter space and reduce customer waiting times. The Collect+…

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Why Parcel Senders Must Face Up to Their Xmas Duties

Why Parcel Senders Must Face Up to Their Xmas Duties

The international parcel delivery comparison site  ParcelHero is warning that there are hidden costs on Christmas gifts sent and received from outside the European Union (EU). It’s revealed its top Customs hacks that will stop Brits and their overseas friends and relations having to pay unexpected duties and tariffs on presents this year. Last year 12% of all gifts shipped beyond the EU missed arriving in time for Christmas, and over 30% were held up: and often…

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Deck The Halls…With Deliveries!

Deck The Halls…With Deliveries!

Transport networks can be fraught at the best of time but with Christmas fast approaching, ensuring that supplies, deliveries and other commitments are fulfilled will become an essential survival tactic for businesses up and down the country over the Christmas period. Whether businesses are in the retail sector at the front line or delivering wholesale goods and services to those servicing customers, ensuring that ‘business as usual’ doesn’t suffer at a time when there is…

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Nearly 3 Million UK Motorists Feared To Be Driving Illegally

Nearly 3 Million UK Motorists Feared To Be Driving Illegally

Findings from comprehensive eye tests conducted by a leading optician on over 1,000 UK residents have revealed that one in five – which equates to 7.6 million licence-holders – haven’t had any vision check since reading a number plate at 20m when passing their driving test. In a bid to scrutinize the 20m test as a worthwhile indicator of roadworthy sight, Vision Express carried out the number plate check, and then gave the same individuals…

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CitySprint Launches Dray Delivery Service

CitySprint Launches Dray Delivery Service

CitySprint, the UK’s largest same day distribution company, has launched a new dray delivery service in response to a gap in the market catering to new traders, such as microbreweries and pop up venues. The new dray service, launched earlier this year, was introduced following an increase of over 200% in revenue from the food and beverage sector in 2017, with growth this year expected to be even higher. The specialist service was developed with…

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Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures

Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures

The government has announced that from early December 2018 businesses will be able to apply for grant funding towards training and IT improvements that help them to complete customs declarations. The funding is being provided in preparation for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The Institute of Export & International Trade provides training to businesses looking to learn about Customs Procedures and Declarations, which this grant funding will be applicable against, including the following…

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German Shoppers Spend On Average £50 Per Month On UK Sites

German Shoppers Spend On Average £50 Per Month On UK Sites

One in five online shoppers in Germany have purchased from a UK site in the last three months, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. Of these shoppers, the average spend on UK websites is €54 (£48) per month*. With global reach and the number one facilitator of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry. German shoppers largely buy from the UK because they are able…

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Black Friday Delivery Warning: Drug And Alcohol Misuse A Ticking Time Bomb

Black Friday Delivery Warning: Drug And Alcohol Misuse A Ticking Time Bomb

As the flurry of Black Friday purchases hits retail websites this week, safety experts are urging delivery companies to be vigilant when it comes to employing overflow staff to take on surplus work. Ordering a home delivery is a growing trend, with 95% of all UK consumers shopping online last year. According to forecasts, the number of online shoppers will exceed 41 million by 2019, with consumers citing convenience and speed of delivery as their…

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Teletrac Navman Appoints New Vice President & Managing Director

Teletrac Navman Appoints New Vice President & Managing Director

Teletrac Navman, which has been at the forefront of telematics technology for more 25 years, has appointed Richard Lilwall as the new Vice President and Managing Director of its Europe division.   Lilwall will be responsible for all European operational strategies to grow business across all services and channels. Lilwall comes with 17 years’ of industry experience, having joined Teletrac Navman in 2011, where he previously served as the Managing Director of the company’s stolen…

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Carrier Invests Over £1m In Wednesbury Sort Centre

Carrier Invests Over £1m In Wednesbury Sort Centre

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel, has announced the launch of a bespoke semi-automated sort, designed to revolutionise the handling of large, out of gauge and delicate parcels. The new state of the art system, dubbed Merlin, has been installed at Yodel’s Wednesbury sort centre and is capable of processing bulky or delicate parcels, which have previously had to be sorted by hand. The new system is a bespoke design developed by Yodel, costing over £1…

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