Parcel delivery is changing

Parcel delivery is changing

According to a number of articles and a new survey just released entitled: The Future of Fulfilment Vision Study it would appear that same-day delivery is expected to be the norm by 2023. The survey was completed by retail and logistics professionals and also suggests that a significant minority foresee two-hour delivery by 2028. 16 countries participated in the survey, including the UK, which also looked at their omnichannel logistics plans and experiences in 2017…

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How to export around the clock

How to export around the clock

Mapping the exporting journey – 12 key steps to expanding your business globally Martin Davidian, Managing Director Sales, UK West and Ireland, FedEx Express Global interconnectivity, new supply chains and technological innovation have transformed today’s entrepreneurial landscape. Driving the spirit of creativity and innovation, even global economic volatility is no match – more than 63% of British small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting and making a significant contribution to rising international trade.[1] Small businesses…

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GDPR and the DVLA changes

GDPR and the DVLA changes

GDPR and the DVLA changes – a look at what fleets need to do to ensure full compliance The past week has been a landmark in the changes to how employee licence checks are carried out in the fleet industry. With GDPR fast approaching the DVLA have now announced that the driving licence consent form (formerly known as the D796) has to be changed to fall in line with the new data protection legislation. As…

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ArrowXL Given Go Ahead For Worcester Rebuild

ArrowXL Given Go Ahead For Worcester Rebuild

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has been given the green light to rebuild a warehouse that was completely destroyed by fire last year. Worcester City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved plans for a new distribution hub on Thursday night.  The new 258,000 square foot facility, located on the Blackpole East Trading Estate, will be larger than its predecessor. Construction will begin shortly and operations at the new premises are expected to commence…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Courier Industry

Artificial Intelligence and the Courier Industry

Artificial intelligence… just the words sound other-worldly, as though they come from a future that we can only see a tiny glimpse of; the future of the Jetsons, or of Doctor Who. Perhaps even Back To The Future (we’ve got the hoverboards and the moving picture frames after all). Yet AI is already all around us. We don’t have to wait for the future; it’s here, right now. And more and more people are becoming…

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The Delivery Group Sells P2P Mailing to Fedex Corporation

The Delivery Group Sells P2P Mailing to Fedex Corporation

The Delivery Group, a Next Wave Partners’ (“Next Wave”) portfolio company, has sold P2P Mailing, its E2E international e-commerce delivery solutions subsidiary, to FedEx Corporation, a global giant in cross-border delivery services, for an enterprise value of £92 million. Founded in 2008, and based in Laindon in Essex, P2P is a leading provider of outbound e-commerce delivery services, from the UK to international markets. P2P’s range of market-leading solutions include its proprietary “TRAKPAK” software suite,…

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CMS Celebrates 50 years of Success

CMS Celebrates 50 years of Success

Managed mail and delivery expert CMS is celebrating its golden anniversary after 50 successful years of operation. The Rotherhithe-based company, whose clients include Barclays, Sage, Bauer and Haymarket, was founded in New York in 1968. The company’s origins were in the secure and compliant distribution of financial research and IPO (Initial Public Offering) documentation – a service CMS still provides for leading financial businesses across the globe today. By 1998, growth allowed CMS to open…

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FedEx Names Ruud Gullit as Ambassador of UEFA Europa League Sponsorship

FedEx Names Ruud Gullit as Ambassador of  UEFA Europa League Sponsorship

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announces Dutch footballing legend, Ruud Gullit, will act as ambassador during its third season as Main Sponsor of the UEFA Europa League (UEL). Gullit, widely considered one of the greatest players of his generation, has played professionally for a number of clubs in Italy, England and the Netherlands, as well as captain of the Dutch National Team.  He went…

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Is the Cost-to-Deliver too high?

Is the Cost-to-Deliver too high?

With the annual Delivery Conference kicking off this week at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London, this made me think that this is the first post peak reunion of the industry and that we can be sure there will be plenty of analysis of peak and how this all went.  Likewise, as the industry gathers together there will also be a look ahead at the year and what we can expect in 2018. Of course there…

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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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