Navigating The Path To Purchase

Navigating The Path To Purchase

Google quietly introduced the beta version of Purchases on Google in the middle of May this year to users in the US. The feature allows users to click a ‘Buy on Google’ call-to-action on product ads within the search engine results page and directs them to a purchasing page created and hosted by Google. Right now, the option is available to Android users in the States and can be requested from Google’s Merchant Centre program….

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Absolutely And Hövding Join Forces To Improve London Courier Cycling Safety 

Absolutely And Hövding Join Forces To Improve London Courier Cycling Safety 

Today, Absolutely, one of the oldest courier companies in the UK, has announced a new safety initiative in collaboration with Hövding, the airbag for cyclists. This is the first partnership of its kind and will make cycle couriers at Absolutely the best protected in London. With couriers spending up to 10 hours a day cycling on the busy streets of London, safety is a clear priority. However, many professional couriers shun helmets because they are…

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MyHermes Supporting Underprivileged South African Children

MyHermes Supporting Underprivileged South African Children

For the fourth year in a row, myHermes is supporting the ‘Help a South African School’ campaign, which aims to improve literacy rates across the country. The consumer delivery specialist will collect boxes of books from more than 100 primary schools nationwide and transport them to a fulfilment house in London for onward distribution to the African nation. Pupils, parents and teachers across the UK are being encouraged to donate unwanted textbooks and reading books…

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ArrowXL’s £1.7 Million Investment In Wigan

ArrowXL’s £1.7 Million Investment In Wigan

ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-man home delivery expert, has completed work on a £1.7m high bay pallet racking system at its warehouse in Wigan. The substantial investment doubles the existing capacity at the delivery hub and allows the firm to further strengthen its service proposition to retailers and manufacturers. The new 15-metre-high racking incorporates 17,000 pallet spaces, increasing the overall storage capacity at the warehouse to 34,000 spaces in total. Construction began last year and…

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The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit, But There’s Good News For Logistics And Exporters

The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit, But There’s Good News For Logistics And Exporters

The details of the Government agenda for the next two years have been revealed; and the global delivery experts Fastlane International say there is some good news for exporters and logistics companies. The delayed Queen’s Speech has finally been delivered, and the e-commerce delivery specialists Fastlane International say that there is some good news for exporters and logistics; though many Brexit details remain unclear. Says Fastlane’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: ‘There are…

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The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit

The Queen’s Speech Stutters On Brexit

The delayed Queen’s Speech has finally been delivered, and the e-commerce delivery specialists Fastlane International say that there is some good news for exporters and logistics; though many Brexit details remain unclear. Says Fastlane’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: ‘There are eight bills tackling Brexit alone; but the real details of the Government’s approach to Brexit, and how wedded they still are to a ‘hard’ Brexit – leaving the Customs Union and the…

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Coming soon to the UK: Fuel prices to rise at peak times

Coming soon to the UK: Fuel prices to rise at peak times

Recent press reports (including a news item published in The Telegraph) indicate that major supermarkets look set to introduce variable fuel pricing at the pumps in the UK – something that has apparently been commonplace across Europe and the USA for some time. Danish company a2i is reportedly in talks to introduce the software – which allows petrol stations to flex their pricing up to ten times each day – to supermarket forecourts across the…

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Whistl joins Global Parcel Alliance

Whistl joins Global Parcel Alliance

Whistl, the leading delivery management company with activities in Business Mail, Doordrop Media and Parcels, has become the only UK member of the Global Parcel Alliance (GPA) which has been launched at a ceremony in China. The GPA, which has been two years in development, is led by Chinese Courier YTO Express and includes 50 courier and parcel members from 25 countries. The aim the Alliance is to provide an international package service network covering…

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Deutsche Post And Ford To Manufacture E-Van

Deutsche Post And Ford To Manufacture E-Van

Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH are entering a partnership for the manufacturing of battery-electric delivery vehicles. Deutsche Post has already left its mark in the smaller van segment by designing and producing the emission-free StreetScooter, now both partners are working on a larger vehicle type. The chassis of the Ford Transit provides the technical basis. It will be equipped with a battery-electric drive train and fitted with a special body construction based…

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Abnormal Load Specialist Launches New Courier Service

Abnormal Load Specialist Launches New Courier Service

A specialist abnormal load logistics company is launching a new light haulage service following demand from the aerospace industry. DSL Global Freight specialises in moving abnormal loads across Europe but its new van based service has been launched following requests from customers for a reliable time critical service for smaller loads. Director Julian Frazier said investment in the new service had been made to respond to customers, particularly serving aerospace and engineering sectors, for a…

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