Why ‘Storescan’ Makes Managing Parcels In-Store Even Easier

Why ‘Storescan’ Makes Managing Parcels In-Store Even Easier

PayPoint today announced the arrival of Collect+ StoreScan, a brand new, free-to-use app that enables retailers to process parcels quickly and easily, directly from their mobile device. Available on iOS and Android, Collect+ StoreScan means that retailers no longer have to process parcel transactions solely via their PayPoint terminal. Parcel delivery and customer collections can be processed from anywhere in the store, helping to free valuable counter space and reduce customer waiting times. The Collect+…

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Why Parcel Senders Must Face Up to Their Xmas Duties

Why Parcel Senders Must Face Up to Their Xmas Duties

The international parcel delivery comparison site  ParcelHero is warning that there are hidden costs on Christmas gifts sent and received from outside the European Union (EU). It’s revealed its top Customs hacks that will stop Brits and their overseas friends and relations having to pay unexpected duties and tariffs on presents this year. Last year 12% of all gifts shipped beyond the EU missed arriving in time for Christmas, and over 30% were held up: and often…

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CitySprint Launches Dray Delivery Service

CitySprint Launches Dray Delivery Service

CitySprint, the UK’s largest same day distribution company, has launched a new dray delivery service in response to a gap in the market catering to new traders, such as microbreweries and pop up venues. The new dray service, launched earlier this year, was introduced following an increase of over 200% in revenue from the food and beverage sector in 2017, with growth this year expected to be even higher. The specialist service was developed with…

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Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures

Government Grants Available for Training Courses in Customs Procedures

The government has announced that from early December 2018 businesses will be able to apply for grant funding towards training and IT improvements that help them to complete customs declarations. The funding is being provided in preparation for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The Institute of Export & International Trade provides training to businesses looking to learn about Customs Procedures and Declarations, which this grant funding will be applicable against, including the following…

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Black Friday Delivery Warning: Drug And Alcohol Misuse A Ticking Time Bomb

Black Friday Delivery Warning: Drug And Alcohol Misuse A Ticking Time Bomb

As the flurry of Black Friday purchases hits retail websites this week, safety experts are urging delivery companies to be vigilant when it comes to employing overflow staff to take on surplus work. Ordering a home delivery is a growing trend, with 95% of all UK consumers shopping online last year. According to forecasts, the number of online shoppers will exceed 41 million by 2019, with consumers citing convenience and speed of delivery as their…

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Carrier Invests Over £1m In Wednesbury Sort Centre

Carrier Invests Over £1m In Wednesbury Sort Centre

UK independent parcel carrier Yodel, has announced the launch of a bespoke semi-automated sort, designed to revolutionise the handling of large, out of gauge and delicate parcels. The new state of the art system, dubbed Merlin, has been installed at Yodel’s Wednesbury sort centre and is capable of processing bulky or delicate parcels, which have previously had to be sorted by hand. The new system is a bespoke design developed by Yodel, costing over £1…

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ParcelHero Tells Brexit Forum ‘Ireland Could be Best Way Into EU Post Brexit’

ParcelHero Tells Brexit Forum ‘Ireland Could be Best Way Into EU Post Brexit’

A Brexit Forum for leading fashion, automotive and other retailers and manufacturers has been told that, unlikely as it sounds now, the Irish border could be the best route into the EU following a no-deal or hard Brexit. David Jinks MILT, the Head of Consumer Research for the international courier comparison site ParcelHero, told delegates that the Irish border may be the hardest Brexit hurdle currently, but the determination of both the UK and EU…

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Hermes revamps parcel delivery experience with IMImobile

Hermes revamps parcel delivery experience with IMImobile

Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, has been chosen by Hermes for the implementation of its new parcel notifications strategy as part of their ‘Digital Futures’ programme. Hermes will be using IMImobile’s enterprise cloud communications platform, IMIconnect, to power millions of delivery notifications each month on behalf of their retail customers. IMIconnect enables customer experience automation for millions of deliveries that are processed every year by Hermes. Customer journeys built in IMIconnect…

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Palletways UK Customers Set To Benefit From Improved Access To The Italian Market

Palletways UK Customers Set To Benefit From Improved Access To The Italian Market

The Palletways Group, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has expanded its hub network on the continent with the unveiling of a new regional hub in Verona, northern Italy. Verona is Palletways’ fourth hub in Italy and follows the successful opening of hubs in Bologna, Milan and Avellino over the past 11 years. The new regional hub in Verona will handle domestic cargo and has the potential to accelerate general cargo traffic…

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£20,000 Grant to Help UK Small Businesses

£20,000 Grant to Help UK Small Businesses

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express shipping company has announced a £20,000 grant to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow. Through the Small Business Grant, FedEx aims to help small and medium businesses across the UK realise their dreams for taking their business global.   Delivering to more than 220 countries and territories, FedEx plays an important role in connecting small businesses with overseas prospects. The…

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