The Delivery Group Opens New £2 million Hub in Kent

The Delivery Group Opens New £2 million Hub in Kent

Leading eCommerce and specialist mail services firm The Delivery Group will open a new £2 million mail processing hub in Aylesford, Kent in March. The new premises will enable The Delivery Group to support the rapidly growing delivery demand from eCommerce clients based outside London, and the Kent location – near Maidstone – has been specifically chosen for its proximity to prime motorway links to the company’s main suppliers. The site comprises of 25k square…

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AET Transport Sales Manager Lifts National Palletways Award

AET Transport Sales Manager Lifts National Palletways Award

Jason Chandler, sales manager at AET Transport, a leading transport and logistics provider in Andover, has been recognised with a coveted national award from Palletways UK in recognition of his sales achievements over the past 12 months. AET Transport is a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. Jason received the New Sales Person of the Year 2019 award in recognition of his achievements for the network. The award was…

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Hermes Launches Unique Technology Designed To ‘Make Parcels Personal’

Hermes Launches Unique Technology Designed To ‘Make Parcels Personal’

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, is introducing innovative technology aimed at bringing people together by enabling the sender of a parcel to connect with its recipient through a personal video message. Hermes Play, which was created within Hermes’ Innovation Lab, allows the sender to pre- record a personal message which is then uploaded via the Hermes Send app. A 2D barcode (similar to a QR code) is then created which is added to…

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Amazon and Alibaba Creating Biggest Revolution In Shipping For 60 Years

Amazon and Alibaba Creating Biggest Revolution In Shipping For 60 Years

Global e-commerce is leading the biggest shake up in international shipping since containerization, ParcelHero’s David Jinks will tell a major world maritime conference in London. Shipping lines will be forced to either integrate with Amazon and Alibaba or be submerged by the digital revolution. ‘A change in global supply chains even greater than the introduction of containers in the 1950s is underway, and shipping lines that don’t adapt to the new e-commerce revolution will go…

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Nisa Retail First In The UK To Benefit From New Pallet Tracking Technology

Nisa Retail First In The UK To Benefit From New Pallet Tracking Technology

Nisa Retail, the national retailer and groceries wholesaler, is looking to significantly reduce costs associated with supply chain challenges, by being the UK’s first company to use a new pallet-tracking technology offered by CHEP, the end to end supply chain specialist in the FMCG and retail marketplace. CHEP’s digital tracking solution has been offered in partnership with BXB Digital, a sister company in the Brambles family. Nisa, which serves around 4,000 independently owned stores across…

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ArrowXL Set For September Homecoming In Worcester

ArrowXL Set For September Homecoming In Worcester

The CEO of ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has revealed that “fantastic progress” is being made as work continues on the rebuild of its flagship hub in Worcester. Charlie Shiels said the construction of “the best two-person facility in the UK” will be completed on-time and to-budget ahead of the grand homecoming in September. In April 2017, ArrowXL’s hub in Worcester was completely destroyed following a fire. Despite having the opportunity to…

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Direct Mail, Direct Email Or Both?

Direct Mail, Direct Email Or Both?

In a digital age where electronic channels have revolutionised the way in which we stay connected it is no surprise that marketers are heavily debating whether to favour direct email over direct mail. Although statistics in favour of or against both channels is easy to find, a balanced and objective view is harder to come by. Go Inspire Insight has therefore drawn data from a large-scale randomised control trial (RCT) to help assess the statistics…

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Maxoptra Partners Breww for Complete Beer Supply Chain Delivery Solution

Maxoptra Partners Breww for Complete Beer Supply Chain Delivery Solution

Maxoptra, the delivery and customer experience management software company, is partnering with Breww to provide an end-to-end supply chain solution for breweries. From ingredient tracking to proof of delivery, beer duty calculations to cask collections, the partnership will help breweries realise savings and efficiency gains across their operations whilst improving customer service.  “Maxoptra and Breww have each contributed significant benefits to our business,” commented Dave Turner, Beer Ambassador at Pitchfork Ales, one of the early…

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86% Of UK Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitisation

86% Of UK Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitisation

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of U.K. retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain. Without this type of control, retailers will struggle with speed to market, hampering their ability to efficiently allocate supply with demand with the knock-on impact of reducing sales opportunities. Based on interviews with…

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Why Direct Mail is Delivering in a Digital Age

Why Direct Mail is Delivering in a Digital Age

Rewind a few years to the breakthrough of email as a widespread communication tool.  Many industry experts were convinced that the immediacy and targetability of email would cement its position as the direct marketing technique of choice – to the obvious detriment of more traditional methods such as direct mail. Yet whilst the fortunes of direct mail have fluctuated since email’s arrival, the technique has remained an essential component of the marketing mix. In fact,…

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