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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Hermes Enjoys Record Black Friday And Achieves Highest Service Levels

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, enjoyed its busiest Black Friday Weekend to date after handling in excess of 4.8 million parcels, whilst also recording its highest levels of service. This follows a significant year-long investment programme, which included the opening of its £31m Midlands Super Hub in Rugby. The delivery firm saw a 7% percent growth in volumes compared to the same period last year, when it processed 4.5 million items over the weekend itself….

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Will Santa’s helpers get your parcel delivered in time for Christmas?

Will Santa’s helpers get your parcel delivered in time for Christmas?

It is that time of year again. The count-down has already started and retailers are gearing up for another year’s festivities and hopefully bumper sales. However, with this comes the knowledge that how shoppers buy and how goods are delivered continues to change and evolve.  E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe, according to a report by the Centre for Retail Research, with online sales in Western Europe forecasted to grow by more…

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Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

According to Sky News, self-driving lorries have been given the green light for trials to begin across UK roads – to which the Government have committed to a £8.1 million investment to finance the trials. This comes as no surprise to the UK who already have vehicles on the roads which operate with semi-autonomous driving systems, from cruise control and lane departure warning to active park assist. But as the Government funds further developments, we…

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Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes Announces Leadership Changes As Part of Growth Strategy

Hermes, the leading consumer delivery company, has announced changes to its leadership team designed to support the next stage of the industry leading organisation’s growth and progression.   Carole Walker (previously Woodhead) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg, with effect from 2nd November. She will be responsible for the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group, taking over from Donald Pilz.   Carole joined the Otto Group 30…

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Whistl continues to grow through client wins and renewals

Whistl continues to grow through client wins and renewals

Two years on from the management buy-out of Whistl, the leading delivery management company, the company continues to grow through client wins and renewals. As part of its growth and diversification strategy into parcels and international services it has expanded the range of services it provides for clients such as Express Gifts, Music Magpie and HomeServe.  It is also building on its core business mail service with renewed contracts with long standing clients Santander, Liverpool Victoria,…

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Arrowxl Makes Million Pound Investment Across Its Network

Arrowxl Makes Million Pound Investment Across Its Network

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has invested over £1 million pounds with UniCarriers to upgrade the materials handling equipment across its network. In total, 53 pieces of specialist machinery have been ordered in time for the Black Friday peak period to further enhance productivity within its hubs. The order includes a number of UniCarriers’ specialist high reach trucks that can operate at a height of 13.8 metres, the highest in the industry,…

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Will Amazon accept Bitcoin this month?

Will Amazon accept Bitcoin this month?

In a thought-provoking viewpoint for ParcelHero, Forbes magazine’s digital currency specialist Roger Aitken asks if Amazon will adopt Bitcoin as early as this month, and says we should all consider joining the crypto currency party. In a wake-up call to investors and consumers, the award-winning Forbes’ cryptocurrency journalist Roger Aitken has revealed that a global petition urging Amazon to accept Bitcoin has already gained nearly 12,000 signatures. In a Viewpoint for the e-commerce delivery specialist…

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