On Campus Delivery Service Makes Student’s Life A Doddle

On Campus Delivery Service Makes Student’s Life A Doddle

Doddle, the parcel shop business, has launched a new click-on-campus solution to allow university staff and students to send, collect or return their parcels more conveniently. Doddle launched its first click-on-campus store at the University of Salford Student Village last week. The model is expected to be rolled out in 10 universities across the UK this year. Students are able to have their parcels delivered to Doddle for free and use its convenient returns service…

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FedEx chases UK and European growth with bid for TNT Express

FedEx chases UK and European growth with bid for TNT Express

The US parcel delivery giant FedEx has launched an agreed €4.4bn (£3.2bn) takeover offer for its rival TNT Express in one of the biggest corporate deals in Europe so far this year. The €8-a-share bid is at a 33 per cent premium to TNT Express’s closing share price last Thursday but considerably below the €9.50 that rival UPS offered in 2013 when its bid was set to be blocked by European regulators. TNT Express is…

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Doddle Launches Android App To Replace “While You Were Out” Cards

Doddle Launches Android App To Replace “While You Were Out” Cards

Doddle, the purple network of parcel stores targeting commuters, has released the Android version of its free app as part of its mission to eliminate “while you were out” cards. Doddle is the only service of its kind to accept delivery of shoppers’ online purchases from any retailer or carrier and its free app is the next step in eliminating the dreaded “while you were out” card scenario.  Instead, the Doddle app will send a…

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Parcel2Go Awarded Most Innovative Company

Parcel2Go Awarded Most Innovative Company

This year’s Northern Tech Awards, which are owned by GP Bullhound, an international technology and investment bank, took place on Friday 27 March in Aspire, Leeds. The awards were hosted by David Rowan, editor at WIRED magazine and Hugh Campbell, managing partner and co-founder of GP Bullhound. The awards are held annually and this year Parcel2Go was among the list of winners at the awards and was awarded Most Innovated Company in the North. Hugh…

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Traffic James Grow Due to Workplace Deliveries

Traffic James Grow Due to Workplace Deliveries

An article in The Times recently stated that, according to TfL and other experts, traffic problems are being generated by people receiving deliveries at their workplace. Patrick Gallagher, CEO of same day courier and delivery network, CitySprint, responds: “Traffic problems caused by the number of people arranging for deliveries to their workplace or office should come as no surprise. To date, it’s the only way people can be sure there will be someone there to…

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Government Funding To Refuel Gas-Powered Trucks

Government Funding To Refuel Gas-Powered Trucks

The FTA has said that the £4 million government investment to provide publically accessible gas refuelling points for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across the UK – is good news for the freight industry. The announcement made by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today, outlined details of the £4m fund to help refuel gas-powered trucks which would give businesses who use them the flexibility to refuel en-route, rather than having to specifically plan journeys between refuelling stations….

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 Becomes First Network To Reduce Weight Limits

 Becomes First Network To Reduce Weight Limits

Leading UK palletised distribution network Palletline is proud to announce that it has taken the bold decision to improve health and safety processes by becoming the first operator to reduce the maximum weight of pallets on tail lift deliveries to 750kg. The move was confirmed after an overwhelming majority of Palletline Members backed it at a recent network member meeting amid increasing industry concerns over the impact that heavier pallets have on driver safety. The new weight…

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NetDespatch Helps Retailers Speed Up Shipping

NetDespatch Helps Retailers Speed Up Shipping

NetDespatch, the SaaS parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, is collaborating with ChannelAdvisor Corporation – a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales – to offer retailers seamless integration with their chosen postal or parcel carrier. Through this alliance with NetDespatch, ChannelAdvisor retail customers can despatch parcels systematically to leading carriers, such as Royal Mail, Asendia Yodel, APC Overnight, UKMail, Collect+ and more, using a…

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DPD UK Wins Service Awards

DPD UK Wins Service Awards

The UK’s favourite parcel delivery company DPD has won its first industry awards of the year, topping two categories at the prestigious MetaPack Delivery Excellence Awards. The awards recognised the firm’s outstanding track record in innovation and customer services. MetaPack is the UK’s leading delivery management company and the awards aim to celebrate outstanding performance in the eCommerce industry. There was great news for DPD’s fast-growing international business as it scooped the Best Cross Border…

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UK Drivers Save £66m With LPG Autogas

UK Drivers Save £66m With LPG Autogas

Savvy drivers in the UK saved an estimated £66 million on their fuel bills in 2014 by driving on autogas LPG according to latest estimates from leading LPG supplier Autogas Ltd. Despite petrol prices falling in recent weeks and the tantalising prospect of unleaded reaching £1 per litre for the first time since autumn 2008, 150,000 shrewd drivers in the UK are making far greater savings by driving on the fuel which cuts bills by…

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