Hermes Joins DIT To Encourage Business Export

Hermes Joins DIT To Encourage Business Export

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has teamed-up with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to inspire and encourage UK organisations to grow their businesses by exporting goods overseas. The company has followed in the footsteps of British Airways, HSBC, Microsoft and Deloitte by becoming a partner of the government-led Exporting is GREAT campaign. As part of its commitment to the initiative, Hermes’ in-house experts have already been speaking at a wide variety of events organised…

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Winter Drivers Be Prepared

Winter Drivers Be Prepared

The past week has seen the UK hit with freezing conditions and with black ice and more snow forecast, it’s more important than ever to prepare your car for whatever the weather might throw at it. Winter is the toughest time for your car, but with a little preparation you can be sure that you and your family are as safe as possible on the roads. Check your coolant/anti-freeze levels.  You can do this yourself…

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Behind the scenes at FedEx this Christmas

Behind the scenes at FedEx this Christmas

The rapid growth of e-commerce will drive volume over the 2017 Christmas season. FedEx expects to see between 380-400million packages to be pass through its global network between Black Friday (24 November) to Christmas Eve, while it predicts three Mondays over the Christmas period to more than double its average daily volume (13 million shipments are normally sent per day, outside of the Christmas season). As consumer habits change, and e-commerce and last-minute purchases grow…

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Women Shifting Perceptions In A Changing Landscape

Women Shifting Perceptions In A Changing Landscape

2018 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards open for entries The annual FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme – launched to celebrate exceptional women reshaping the industry, is now open for nominations. With new categories introduced for 2018, this year’s awards will also recognise the achievements of men advancing the progress of women working in transport & logistics. Currently in its eleventh year, the awards programme will shine a light on the…

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OCEASOFT updates its line of Bluetooth temperature data loggers

OCEASOFT updates its line of Bluetooth temperature data loggers

OCEASOFT announces the launch of the second generation of its Atlas and Emerald Bluetooth-enabled data loggers, designed to simplify everyday tasks for professionals in the shipping and logistics sectors. OCEASOFT has updated its line of Atlas and Emerald data loggers, leveraging the latest technologies for connected objects to offer a high level of service for clients involved with logistics. The new generation products are accompanied by a new version of OCEASOFT’s mobile sensor management application,…

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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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