Tackling The Trials Of “Takeback Tuesday”

Tackling The Trials Of “Takeback Tuesday”

As workers headed back to their desks on Tuesday 2 January they did so bearing (unwanted) gifts –  the estimated record 15-20% of purchased goods destined to be returned to online retailers following the festive season. Already suffering from the January blues after the fun of the holidays, customers are not in the best frame of mind to deal with the trials of what has been dubbed “Takeback Tuesday”; they simply want to be able…

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How Carriers And 4PLs Can Benefit From Collaboration

How Carriers And 4PLs Can Benefit From Collaboration

Tim Fawkes of 3T Logistics explains how 4PLs can support carriers to improve their business and create a better transport solution for customers.   The transport industry is going through a radical technological transformation which offers fantastic opportunities for both carriers and their customers. From autonomous vehicles to delivery by robot or drone, to same day delivery and live final mile tracking, initiatives that seemed light years away at the start of the decade are now…

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Hermes Joins DIT To Encourage Business Export

Hermes Joins DIT To Encourage Business Export

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has teamed-up with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to inspire and encourage UK organisations to grow their businesses by exporting goods overseas. The company has followed in the footsteps of British Airways, HSBC, Microsoft and Deloitte by becoming a partner of the government-led Exporting is GREAT campaign. As part of its commitment to the initiative, Hermes’ in-house experts have already been speaking at a wide variety of events organised…

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Winter Drivers Be Prepared

Winter Drivers Be Prepared

The past week has seen the UK hit with freezing conditions and with black ice and more snow forecast, it’s more important than ever to prepare your car for whatever the weather might throw at it. Winter is the toughest time for your car, but with a little preparation you can be sure that you and your family are as safe as possible on the roads. Check your coolant/anti-freeze levels.  You can do this yourself…

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Behind the scenes at FedEx this Christmas

Behind the scenes at FedEx this Christmas

The rapid growth of e-commerce will drive volume over the 2017 Christmas season. FedEx expects to see between 380-400million packages to be pass through its global network between Black Friday (24 November) to Christmas Eve, while it predicts three Mondays over the Christmas period to more than double its average daily volume (13 million shipments are normally sent per day, outside of the Christmas season). As consumer habits change, and e-commerce and last-minute purchases grow…

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Women Shifting Perceptions In A Changing Landscape

Women Shifting Perceptions In A Changing Landscape

2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards open for entries The annual FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme – launched to celebrate exceptional women reshaping the industry, is now open for nominations. With new categories introduced for 2018, this year’s awards will also recognise the achievements of men advancing the progress of women working in transport & logistics. Currently in its eleventh year, the awards programme will shine a light on the…

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OCEASOFT updates its line of Bluetooth temperature data loggers

OCEASOFT updates its line of Bluetooth temperature data loggers

OCEASOFT announces the launch of the second generation of its Atlas and Emerald Bluetooth-enabled data loggers, designed to simplify everyday tasks for professionals in the shipping and logistics sectors. OCEASOFT has updated its line of Atlas and Emerald data loggers, leveraging the latest technologies for connected objects to offer a high level of service for clients involved with logistics. The new generation products are accompanied by a new version of OCEASOFT’s mobile sensor management application,…

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Are you one of the 5 kinds of shoppers playing Russian Roulette with Christmas deliveries?

Are you one of the 5 kinds of shoppers playing Russian Roulette with Christmas deliveries?

As PC World and Curry’s join the ranks of retailers who take home delivery Christmas orders on Christmas Eve, the Christmas delivery expert ParcelHero reveals exactly who leaves gift buying until the very last minute! The retailers PC World and Curry’s have joined Argos and Amazon in taking guaranteed Christmas delivery orders on Christmas Eve. But the online parcel booking site ParcelHero has been asking exactly who are the shoppers who dare leave presents buying…

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Over 50% of Brits admit to re-gifting unwanted Christmas presents

Over 50% of Brits admit to re-gifting unwanted Christmas presents

REVEALED: the thrifty tactics Brits take when receiving a present they don’t like! Brits are re-gifting Christmas presents they have been bought and passing them off as their own, according to new research. Astonishingly, 59% of the UK public have admitted to giving presents away to friends or family members, thus saving themselves time and money on having to purchase their own gifts. The research by parcel comparison website, Parcel2Go, discovered one in five people…

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“Digitalisation is Democratising E-Commerce,” Say Influential British Business Figures

“Digitalisation is Democratising E-Commerce,” Say Influential British Business Figures

Private companies need to do more to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) go global, according to influential British business figures who attended the FedEx SME Export Report Roundtable.  Exporting has significantly changed as a result of the digital channels, posing new challenges and opportunities for smaller businesses. FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), recently hosted an exclusive roundtable with 10 influential British business…

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