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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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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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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Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon

Barker and Stonehouse turns to Paragon

Barker and Stonehouse, the UK’s largest independent family-run furniture retailer, has invested in a logistics solution from Paragon to provide customers with a superior delivery service with more choice. Combining Paragon’s routing and scheduling software and fleXipod ePOD system, the solution will enable the retailer to efficiently fulfil increasing order volumes nationwide without compromising on excellent customer service. As a fast-growing retailer that has successfully combined bricks and mortar stores and a strong internet proposition,…

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The Clean Kilo wins FedEx Small Business Grant UK

The Clean Kilo wins FedEx Small Business Grant UK

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced the winner of the Small Business Grant UK. The Clean Kilo has been awarded the grand prize of £20,000, and Suzero has received the runner-up prize of £10,000 to expand their reach internationally, connect with new customers and grow their business. “We are over the moon to have won the FedEx Small Business Grant, 2018,” said Tom Pell…

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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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