Hermes Launches “Road To Logistics” Scheme

Hermes Launches “Road To Logistics” Scheme

Leading consumer delivery company Hermes UK has launched a new initiative to help address the UK driver shortage and enable unemployed workers to gain valuable skills and the possibility of full-time employment.  It is designed to ensure the company has its own ‘talent pipeline’ and is prepared for any future legislation and possible Brexit impact. The new “Road to Logistics” programme is funded through the company’s Apprenticeship Levy and will see Hermes recruit a number…

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ArrowXL Announces £3 Million Digital Transformation

ArrowXL Announces £3 Million Digital Transformation

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading 2-person delivery firm, has started implementing the first phase of a £3 million digital transformation programme which will see its IT systems upgraded or replaced in a move designed to support growth and further improve the customer experience. Other benefits will include the ability to support the increasing demand for next day delivery and shorter time windows. The ambitious programme includes the implementation of Paragon’s advanced transport optimisation solution that will…

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SMEs to Benefit From New Hermes ‘Postable’ Service

SMEs to Benefit From New Hermes ‘Postable’ Service

SMEs who send small items that will fit through a standard letterbox will be able to take advantage of a brand-new service from Hermes, the leading consumer delivery company. ‘Postable’ is one of the lowest priced services on the market and has the added benefit of ensuring an almost guaranteed first time delivery rate as the recipient does not need to be home.  Part of Hermes’ ongoing commitment to providing innovative products that benefit both…

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ArrowXL Expands In-Home Solutions for Irish Customers

ArrowXL Expands In-Home Solutions for Irish Customers

Retailers and manufacturers of white goods will now be able to offer customers in the Republic of Ireland a more comprehensive delivery and installation solution thanks to investment by ArrowXL, the leading two-person home delivery expert. The carrier has extended its range of ‘wet connect services’ to include all clients across the country. The move forms part of ArrowXL’s commitment to further strengthen its portfolio of services and solutions to consumers in the Republic of…

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Royal Mail Launches Delivery Time Notifications the Day Before

Royal Mail Launches Delivery Time Notifications the Day Before

Royal Mail has launched new earlier customer notifications, advising recipients the day before of their delivery day and estimated delivery time. Recipients will also get shorter estimated delivery windows, starting at two hours. A third (33 per cent) of online shoppers want to receive information about their parcel the day before delivery, according to Royal Mail’s Delivery Matters research. Last year, Royal Mail introduced a four hour estimated delivery window for Royal Mail Tracked services*,…

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£2m Last Mile Delivery Ecargo Bike Grant Fund Available

£2m Last Mile Delivery Ecargo Bike Grant Fund Available

From today, the Energy Saving Trust is encouraging applications for a new £2million fund set up by the Department of Transport to help companies invest in electric cargo bikes to fulfil last mile deliveries. The eCargo Bike Grant Fund is now live and available to limited companies, sole traders, partnerships, charities and not-for-profit organisations operating across England. It comes as there is increasing interest in electric bikes to facilitate short-distance deliveries, with supermarkets among those…

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Young Entrepreneurs from Morley Scoop National Prize

Young Entrepreneurs from Morley Scoop National Prize

Budding entrepreneurs from Morley proved they have what it takes to become the next Richard Branson, Hilary Devey or Lord Alan Sugar after scooping a national award from The Prince’s Trust. The talented team received the “Creativity Award, National Winner 2018-19” after raising £68,000 during the charity’s Million Makers challenge. The Morley Moguls, who work together at parcel delivery company Hermes, fought off competition from 38 other teams from across the UK after earning praise…

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The Delivery Group acquires ONEPOST

The Delivery Group acquires ONEPOST

The Delivery Group announced today that they have acquired one hundred per cent of the share capital of ONEPOST (Postal Choices Ltd), for an undisclosed sum, bringing together two market leaders in the mail and ecommerce sectors. The enlarged group will have a combined annual turnover of £250m, employ 500 staff across seven locations, and manage almost a billion items of mail and packages both in the UK and Internationally. Commenting on the transaction, The…

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Booking a courier? No printer required, says ParcelCompare

Booking a courier? No printer required, says ParcelCompare

It’s a common misconception that a printer is essential when booking a courier pick-up. But ParcelCompare reveals there are a number of non-printer services now available. Courier pick-ups are an increasingly popular alternative to the long queue at the Post Office for anyone needing to send a parcel. For items above letter size, courier services may well be cheaper than the local Post Office – and will certainly be handier as they come to the…

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Hermes Announces Digital Futures+

Hermes Announces Digital Futures+

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has announced the next phase of its Digital Futures Strategy. Utilising smart technology, clever use of data, bold innovation and unrivalled industry insight, Digital Futures+ will deliver a range of industry leading services that promote increased personalisation, greater assurance and a ‘best in class’ returns process. Designed to enable the consumer to take greater control of how they send, receive and return parcels, it is supported by a…

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