How Parcel Service Delivery has evolved in 2019

How Parcel Service Delivery has evolved in 2019

Parcel service delivery has evolved significantly in recent years, especially as online sales continue to soar, the demand for parcel delivery has gone up in parallel. As a result, there are numerous aspects of the delivery service that carriers do exceptionally well, such as providing a specific delivery time-slots and offering the ability to redirect parcels in flight. Consumers now have options to ask for the parcel to be left in a chosen safe place,…

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How to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries

How to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries

Dan Casey, from hydraulic lifting equipment specialists Penny Hydraulics, outlines the steps you can take to reduce manual handling risks when making deliveries. Any manual job can come with its safety risks, and shipping and logistics is no exception. For small parcels, the task can be an easy one, but larger items can cause some safety hazards when lifting and transporting. Picking up heavy parcels incorrectly can cause strain on your back, neck and knees,…

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Unique Franchise Opportunities To Move Into Europe

Unique Franchise Opportunities To Move Into Europe

One of the leading players in the new lean European removals sector is now looking for franchisees for its highly successful business model. After more than 12 years handling light removals from the UK into mainland Europe, VanOne is now offering franchises for established small to medium sized businesses. VanOne has created a new wave of removal operations by offering low rates on removals by involving customers in its operations: families or individuals wanting to…

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A Sprint Finish!

A Sprint Finish!

When optimising the supply chain, it is absolutely vital for any transformation project to take into account the feedback from a wide range of departments and not only those working in operations. However, with more businesses now coming under increasing pressure to design and implement new processes as quickly as possible, it can prove difficult to take a truly holistic approach. Peter Scraton, Operations Director at ArrowXL, explains how the company has introduced innovative design…

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Failed Deliveries Cost Industry £1.6bn Each Year

Failed Deliveries Cost Industry £1.6bn Each Year

Research by online retail association IMRG and NetDespatch the leading parcel data management platform quantified the cost of failed online retail deliveries for industry, looking at the financial impact for the three main groups involved – shoppers, retailers and carriers. While there may be any number of reasons as to why a customer’s home delivery expectations may not be met, this research focussed on the four most common delivery failure scenarios:   Failed first delivery –…

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FedEx to Deliver UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament as Official Logistics Partner        

FedEx to Deliver UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament as Official Logistics Partner        

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announces a new four-year UEFA sponsorship that covers more than 400 competitive national team football matches played across 55 European countries in eight tournaments.  In extending its relationship with UEFA, FedEx Express will also be the Official Logistics Partner of UEFA EURO 2020. As the sponsor of the UEFA Europa League already, this new UEFA National Team Football…

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Hermes Staff Given Charity Choice as Parcel Firm Donates £31k

Hermes Staff Given Charity Choice as Parcel Firm Donates £31k

Colleagues from Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, have been given the opportunity to provide vital support to charities close to their hearts, as part of a wider CSR programme. The company has sent donations totalling more than £31,000 to a number of national and local charities chosen by employees. As part of its mission to be a responsible business, Hermes wanted to make a continued positive impact by engaging with the communities its teams work…

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AET Transport Sales Manager Lifts National Palletways Award

AET Transport Sales Manager Lifts National Palletways Award

Jason Chandler, sales manager at AET Transport, a leading transport and logistics provider in Andover, has been recognised with a coveted national award from Palletways UK in recognition of his sales achievements over the past 12 months. AET Transport is a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network. Jason received the New Sales Person of the Year 2019 award in recognition of his achievements for the network. The award was…

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Amazon and Alibaba Creating Biggest Revolution In Shipping For 60 Years

Amazon and Alibaba Creating Biggest Revolution In Shipping For 60 Years

Global e-commerce is leading the biggest shake up in international shipping since containerization, ParcelHero’s David Jinks will tell a major world maritime conference in London. Shipping lines will be forced to either integrate with Amazon and Alibaba or be submerged by the digital revolution. ‘A change in global supply chains even greater than the introduction of containers in the 1950s is underway, and shipping lines that don’t adapt to the new e-commerce revolution will go…

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Direct Mail, Direct Email Or Both?

Direct Mail, Direct Email Or Both?

In a digital age where electronic channels have revolutionised the way in which we stay connected it is no surprise that marketers are heavily debating whether to favour direct email over direct mail. Although statistics in favour of or against both channels is easy to find, a balanced and objective view is harder to come by. Go Inspire Insight has therefore drawn data from a large-scale randomised control trial (RCT) to help assess the statistics…

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