Delivery Wars 2016: ParcelHero Says This Is The Year Of Driverless Deliveries, Drone Drop-Offs… And The Return Of Pedalling Posties

Delivery Wars 2016: ParcelHero Says This Is The Year Of Driverless Deliveries, Drone Drop-Offs… And The Return Of Pedalling Posties

International parcel broker ParcelHero says deliveries will be the new retail battle ground, with delivery choice as important as price for many consumers. Powering these delivery wars will be driverless vans, delivery drones… and the return of old-skool pedal-power. Your doorstep parcel collections and deliveries will be transformed over the coming year, says leading parcel broker ParcelHero. The company says deliveries will become the new retail battle front, with customer-friendly delivery options ranking as important…

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Avoiding a Boom and Bust Black Friday

Avoiding a Boom and Bust Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest dates in the retail calendar. Last year it was estimated that £810 million was spent on the last Friday of November with predicted sales reaching £1 billion this year. While the potential rewards for retailers are great, the day also comes with a unique set of delivery challenges. In this article Paul Galpin highlights the delivery factors retailers must consider in order to avoid a boom and bust…

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eBay’s New Click & Collect Options Just In Time For Black Friday And Christmas

eBay’s New Click & Collect Options Just In Time For Black Friday And Christmas

With just 25 working days until the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend, ParcelHero says eBay’s new Argos Click & Collect delivery options are ideally timed. There are only 25 working days until the Black Friday weekend and eight weeks until Christmas, and the countdown is on to the year’s peak retail season. Marketplace delivery expert ParcelHero says eBay’s latest Argos Click & Collect options will arrive at the perfect time for eBay traders and shoppers. ParcelHero’s…

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Driving Customer Experience With Flexible Delivery Solutions

Driving Customer Experience With Flexible Delivery Solutions

Argos has become the first British retailer to offer its customers a same-day delivery service, up to 22:00, 7 days a week. This new system will cover the retailers 20,000 most popular products and customers will have the choice of four time slots every day, including up until 22:00, for a flat fee of £3.95. But what does this move mean for the retail sector as a whole? The temptation is for other companies to…

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Every Transport Company Needs a Rising Star, Says ParcelHero

Every Transport Company Needs a Rising Star, Says ParcelHero

International courier and SME champion ParcelHero identifies the qualities needed in new recruits for transport and logistics companies, and launches a competition to award those Everyday Transport & Logistics Heroes. For companies working in the vibrant transport and logistics sector, one enthusiastic person can make all the difference. It’s vitally important for SMEs in particular to hire the right people. Transport businesses needs 100% from everyone, and simply can’t afford to carry people.  Global courier…

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Out and About at the HMS Trincomalee – A Jewel in the North East’s Crown

Out and About at the HMS Trincomalee – A Jewel in the North East’s Crown

HMS Trincomalee, a 46-gun, fifth rate Leda-class frigate and the world’s oldest warship still afloat today, lies berthed at Hartlepool’s Historic Quay where she has been a major tourist attraction for the past 27 years. For anyone looking for a trip to learn about an extremely eventful and proud chapter in Britain’s naval history, HMS Trincomalee should be a definite first port of call. Since 2014, she has proudly been part of the heritage fleet…

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Insurance Advice From Insurance Revolution

Insurance Advice From Insurance Revolution

Insurance Revolution is a specialist in courier insurance. We have found the best insurers for courier insurances and agreed deals with them individually allowing us access to not only the best coverage for your courier business but access to more quotes than most other brokers. What’s more, we are able to allow our customers to use their personal no claims bonuses as a means of bringing down the cost of their Courier Insurance in many…

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‘Logistics is a great career for women’

‘Logistics is a great career for women’

A year on from her ‘Rising Star’ award, in a hard-hitting ParcelHero blog, Anna Kozlowska reveals why women are delivering in the delivery industry In a passionate blog for international courier ParcelHero Anna Kozlowska, winner of the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Rising Star Award 2014, has revealed why – contrary to stereotype – the logistics industry has many opportunities for women. She says: ‘Logistics is a male dominated, old-fashioned industry based around slow,…

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Top Businesses One Final Step Away From £1m Pitch To Rich Prize

Top Businesses One Final Step Away From £1m Pitch To Rich Prize

 Over 675,000 votes cast as nine businesses progress to the Finale of Virgin Media Business’ entrepreneur competition After an extensive nationwide search, nine innovative and exciting new businesses have worked their way to the top of the leader board to reach the final stage of the Virgin Media Business Pitch to Rich competition, including Sendy, a revolutionary P2P parcel delivery app that lets you send any item to anywhere in the world quickly and cheaply….

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Online Flower Power

Online Flower Power

By Becky Clark, CEO, NetDespatch As the weather starts to get more clement, so we all look to our gardens and start to think about what we need to do to get them ready for the summer.  We are said to be a nation of gardeners, and this is  more true than you might think.  Research undertaken in 2014 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has shown that 77% of Brits garden, with 82% saying…

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