Amazon are Go! The internet giant launches its first till-free UK store

Amazon are Go! The internet giant launches its first till-free UK store

The opening of the first Amazon Go cashierless grocery store in the UK is perfectly timed to reduce physical contact during the pandemic, says ParcelHero The online giant Amazon is launching its first ‘brick and mortar’ shop in the UK. It may be a physical store but there is no need for any actual physical contact – Amazon Go stores are contactless and cashierless. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says the launch of the first…

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As talks fail to strike a Northern Ireland deal customs chaos will only get worse

As talks fail to strike a Northern Ireland deal customs chaos will only get worse

The failure of a key UK-EU Joint Committee meeting to shelve new fees and red tape on deliveries to Northern Ireland could spell border chaos, says ParcelHero Delays and red tape on goods sent between the UK and Northern Ireland (NI) are set to increase significantly following the failure of a key UK-EU meeting, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. A UK-EU Joint Committee meeting on Wednesday failed to extend the grace period on the…

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Fleet Operations welcomes new Business Development Manager

Fleet Operations welcomes new Business Development Manager

Fleet Operations, the UK’s leading independent provider of outsourced fleet management and mobility services, has appointed Mark Gallagher as Business Development Manager to support the company’s ambitious growth plans. Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the fleet industry, Mark previously spearheaded and developed award-winning solutions to aid businesses in making the transition to electrification. In his new role, Mark will explore new opportunities to accelerate the growth of Fleet Operations’ client base. “As the…

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UK E-Commerce Businesses Discouraging Consumers From Returning Products

UK E-Commerce Businesses Discouraging Consumers From Returning Products

UK online retailers are cracking down on ‘wear and return’ trend that is costing them billions of pounds every year UK online retailers are discouraging customers to return products, with less than 1% including return labels with the product, according to a new report. Retailers are cracking down on ‘wear and return’ customers in the hope to reduce the more than three million packages that are returned every year in the UK, costing retailers billions…

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Fortec unveils new look for its new era

Fortec unveils new look for its new era

Fortec Distribution Network has rolled out a major rebrand to underline its new era as part of the Pall-Ex Group of companies The Northamptonshire pallet network has undergone an image overhaul as part of its 25th anniversary, which it is now taking to the road throughout the UK. The new look reflects Pall-Ex Group’s iconic arrow branding, while keeping Fortec’s recognisable blue and green colour scheme. The move will prove cost-effective for Fortec and its…

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Webfleet Solutions introduces next-generation PRO Driver Terminal offering fleet management with Google™ Services

Webfleet Solutions introduces next-generation PRO Driver Terminal offering fleet management with Google™ Services

The new PRO 8475 Driver Terminal is equipped with advanced hardware technologies that enable fleet operators to improve workflow efficiency, enhance customer service and boost productivity. With best-in-class truck navigation using TomTom LIVE traffic data, the PRO 8 determines the most suitable routes and accurate estimated times of arrival. With superior ruggedness, the versatile tablet assists the professional driver inside and outside the vehicle. Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics providers and part…

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‘Non-essential’ stores are essential. Retail sales collapsed -8.2% in January, as the High Street shut up shop once more

‘Non-essential’ stores are essential. Retail sales collapsed -8.2% in January, as the High Street shut up shop once more

The latest ONS retail figures reveal Lockdown 3 had a devastating impact on the High Street, while online sales soared to a record 35.2% of the entire retail spend. ParcelHero says January’s figures show how essential ‘non-essential’ stores really are. Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlight the ongoing devastation lockdown is having on the High Street. The value of UK retail sales collapsed -7.8% in January compared to the previous…

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Hermes Launches New Service To Support Independent Leeds Traders

Hermes Launches New Service To Support Independent Leeds Traders

Hermes UK, which has roots in Yorkshire that can be traced back to the 1970s, is trialling a new service designed to enable independent traders at Leeds Kirkgate Market to offer a home delivery service to the local community. Deliveries will be made same day by dedicated Hermes’ employees on eco-friendly, zero emission bikes and will be free for retailers and consumers in the first phase. Two apps to support the service have been developed…

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New Government figures show 35% of UK importers are struggling at borders and Northern Ireland trade is collapsing

New Government figures show 35% of UK importers are struggling at borders and Northern Ireland trade is collapsing

The latest ONS economy report highlights soaring problems at Customs and a crisis developing in Northern Ireland trade, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero. The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) economy figures show businesses are reporting spiralling Brexit challenges. Doubt has also been cast on the viability of the Northern Ireland protocol, says the international delivery expert ParcelHero. Transport costs, border disruption and customs duties problems soared in the two-week period between 24 January…

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Diamond Logistics offers extended network to online retailers for same day delivery in the UK

Diamond Logistics offers extended network to online retailers for same day delivery in the UK

Diamond Logistics is offering online retailers greater access to the UK market following the recruitment of three new network partners in 2021. Newtown Powys family business – 2nd Generation Logistics, a subsidiary of Station Couriers – has joined the diamond logistics network to grow its eCommerce client base and serve customers in the mid-Wales area. The local business, operated by a parent and daughter team, has grown from a taxi service – Station Taxis –…

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