How can pureplay retailers impress customers?

How can pureplay retailers impress customers?

In 1950 there were 600,000 retail stores in the UK, in 2012 there were 290,000, and just 220,000 are predicted to survive in 2020. Physical stores are not what necessarily attracts shoppers to make a purchase in the mobile era and pureplay retailers are looking to take advantage of the shifting structure in retail. It has never been easier to shop online, penetration of smartphones in the UK is now over 80% and with more…

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Exploring New Horizons

Exploring New Horizons

Data released from Forrester earlier this year revealed that global cross-border trade will grow more than domestic trade in the UK, US and EU over the next ten years. The report states that cross-border sales will grow 17% between 2017 and 2022, compared with 12% growth for ecommerce generally. Of course, any growth figures are to be welcomed, but ecommerce players will be particularly enthused by the larger slice of pie available from cross-border trading….

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UK parcel market prepares for delivery boom

UK parcel market prepares for delivery boom

Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index 2017 can today reveal the UK parcel market is set for a “huge shake-up” in new trends and emerging technologies in last-mile delivery, following last year’s increase in parcel deliveries by 12% to 2.5 billion and spending increased by 8% to £10 billion. Market growth will give rise to new delivery models like crowd-shipping, on-demand delivery services, evening and weekend delivery and drones, says Pitney Bowes, as companies focus on…

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Powell Joins ArrowXL As National Fleet Operations Manager

Powell Joins ArrowXL As National Fleet Operations Manager

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-man home delivery experts, has made a senior appointment to help support the next phase of its growth. Aaron Powell joins the team as National Fleet Operations Manager, based at the company’s site in Wigan.   In his new role, Aaron will oversee all aspects of ArrowXL’s fleet management including procurement, maintenance, ensuring all vehicles are compliant and managing key suppliers. The company currently operates 230 vehicles and 95 trailers.   …

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ArrowXL Opens Droitwich Spa Warehouse Ahead Of Worcester Rebuild

ArrowXL Opens Droitwich Spa Warehouse Ahead Of Worcester Rebuild

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-man home delivery expert, has strengthened its presence in the West Midlands by signing a two-year lease on a warehouse and distribution centre in Droitwich Spa. The move comes as the delivery firm announces plans to rebuild its facility in Worcester, which was destroyed by a fire in April. The company will operate out of the 160,000-square-foot Droitwich Spa facility from early next month, with an experienced project team currently preparing the…

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Delivering On Customer Demands

Delivering On Customer Demands

Consumers are increasingly expecting more and more from retailers, particularly from the delivery stage of the ecommerce experience. Millennials especially are looking for the ‘right here, right now’ and continue to drive and shape the future of retail.  Our recent research – The Tipping Point: Parcel Delivery – clearly demonstrates this generations’ expectation for commerce without compromise and their inherent need to be able to order all kinds of goods and have these orders available…

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Pass My Parcel Offers Even Faster Returns

Pass My Parcel Offers Even Faster Returns

Pass My Parcel, a rapidly-expanding parcel collection and delivery company, is now offering shoppers one of the fastest returns services with online orders.  Partnering with global returns provider ReBOUND, Pass My Parcel is now directly available for UK shoppers to choose via its online returns platform. By integrating with ReBOUND, customers can now experience greater choice and convenience when they return items and are able to fill in their order details online before dropping the…

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Brits spending £3.1billion on impulse purchases each month

Brits spending £3.1billion on impulse purchases each month

The British economy is benefiting from Brits’ lack of will power when it comes to piling up their baskets and straying from their shopping list, new research reveals. From adding to their wardrobe to filling up their fridge, the average person spends £47.84 on spontaneous buys every single month meaning as a nation we’re spending up to £37 billion on these types of purchases over the course of a year. A study conducted by delivery…

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Garmin® introduces the next generation of navigation for truck drivers

Garmin® introduces the next generation of navigation for truck drivers

Garmin International, today introduced the dēzl™ 580 LMT-D, a new truck navigator that offers easy break planning, built-in Wi-Fi for seamless updates, free lifetime Digital Traffic6, and a full suite of smart2 solutions to assist truckers on every route. The rugged dēzl 580 LMT-D features an easy-to-read 5.0-inch display, customizable truck routing3 for the size, weight and load of a truck, plus all the truck-specific navigation features found throughout the Garmin dēzl product line –…

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford Unveil the Early Build StreetScooter WORK XL Electric Delivery Van

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford Unveil the Early Build StreetScooter WORK XL Electric Delivery Van

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans – or e-van – today in Cologne, Germany. The vehicle, called the StreetScooter WORK XL, is based on a Ford Transit chassis fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to Deutsche Post DHL specifications. In 2017, around 150 early build e-vans will be manufactured in the StreetScooter plant in Aachen, Germany. Deutsche Post DHL will…

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