River Island Makes Returns A Doddle For Customers

River Island Makes Returns A Doddle For Customers

UK fashion retailer signs up to Doddle’s innovative click and commute model River Island has partnered with Doddle, the network of purple parcel stores, to offer free returns for online customers, with click and collect through Doddle launching later in the year. The partnership will allow River Island shoppers to return their online purchases quickly and free of charge through Doddle stores, which are conveniently located in and around major train stations and high-footfall areas…

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Top Businesses One Final Step Away From £1m Pitch To Rich Prize

Top Businesses One Final Step Away From £1m Pitch To Rich Prize

 Over 675,000 votes cast as nine businesses progress to the Finale of Virgin Media Business’ entrepreneur competition After an extensive nationwide search, nine innovative and exciting new businesses have worked their way to the top of the leader board to reach the final stage of the Virgin Media Business Pitch to Rich competition, including Sendy, a revolutionary P2P parcel delivery app that lets you send any item to anywhere in the world quickly and cheaply….

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Britain’s Answer To Shyp Launches In London To Bring Uber-Like Convenience To P&P

Britain’s Answer To Shyp Launches In London To Bring Uber-Like Convenience To P&P

There exist a multitude of tech solutions for last mile delivery, from locker services to tracking solutions. But today, London startup Weengs announced the launch of its on-demand delivery service, based on the Shyp model in the US, in a bid to bring digital convenience to the first mile of a package’s journey. For a flat fee of £5.00 per collection plus the cost of delivery, Weengs provides customers with an instant postage and packaging…

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Doddle will be teaming up with delivery company DPD

Doddle will be teaming up with delivery company DPD

Doddle will be teaming up with delivery company DPD, when its “Commute and collect” parcel shops join the DPD Pickup network that is launching on 22nd June. Doddle, a joint venture between Network Rail and entrepreneur Lloyd Dorfman, runs a network of parcel shops located at UK rail stations. Yesterday (3 June), the company announced the opening of its 35th store, located on Platform 12 at London’s Paddington Station, one of the busiest stations in…

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Menzies acquires AJG Parcels for £7.5m

Menzies acquires AJG Parcels for £7.5m

Baggage handler and newspaper distributor John Menzies has bought the biggest parcels delivery firm in the Highlands for £7.5 million in cash. AJG Parcels, founded in 1992 by Adrian Gray, handles more than three million parcels a year in the Highlands and Islands and Menzies said the acquisition would offer opportunities to “scale the business across our wider network”. Edinburgh-based Menzies said its Distribution division currently deals with more than 100 million deliveries a year…

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CitySprint Launches On The Dot

CitySprint Launches On The Dot

CitySprint, the UK’s leading same day distribution company, this week launches On the dot, its innovative new consumer-focused delivery offering that allows customers to specify a one-hour delivery window for their delivery. On the dot is designed to give consumers the control, convenience and simplicity they expect in today’s on-demand, omnichannel culture by providing delivery on their terms, rather than the carrier’s. The new service is being launched in London ahead of a wider roll-out…

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Delivery expert questions whether Royal Mail can survive on its own

Delivery expert questions whether Royal Mail can survive on its own

The London-based international courier ParcelHero says the news that the Government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail will free the company to make urgent investment in its ageing infrastructure. However it comments that the new company would be a ripe candidate for a take-over. Industry expert Roger Sumner-Rivers, founder of international couriers ParcelHero, says: ‘This announcement looks to be good news for customers, who will benefit from the more commercial and…

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Increased demand for efficiency in the supply chain has seen exceptional growth at ByBox

Increased demand for efficiency in the supply chain has seen exceptional growth at ByBox

Relentless demand for greater speed and efficiency in the supply chain is the back-drop to international logistics and technology firm ByBox’s announcement today of a record £73m* turnover for 2014.  ByBox continues to show strong growth in operations, reporting an increase in turnover of 12 per cent, up from £65 million in 2013. This strong trading update follows the business’ strategic transition to focus on its two core activities: B2B field support and global click-and-collect…

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Fuel Consumption: Only Trust Your Own Figures

Fuel Consumption: Only Trust Your Own Figures

Van users have been warned to treat all fuel consumption figures with caution, unless they derive from their own experience. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for Fuel Card Services, said, “A recent Which? report showed only 13 of 200 tested vehicles living up to manufacturers’ official mpg figures. Surprisingly, this is hardly news, with various vehicle makers being fined for misleading during recent years. Van users can hardly expect that LCV manufacturers’ claims are any…

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HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV is planning to launch an e-commerce website in the next few weeks, which will allow the public to purchase from them online for the first time since they went into administration in 2013. Two years ago the media high street giant collapsed after struggling with £170 million of debt. More than 220 shops and 4,000 jobs were put at risk until the company was rescued by restructuring firm Hilco three months after going into…

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