Cognito iQ Revolutionises Online Shopping For Argos Customers

Cognito iQ Revolutionises Online Shopping For Argos Customers

The UK’s leading digital retailer chooses Cognito iQ to provide the technology behind its Fast Track delivery service across the UK and Ireland. Cognito iQ, the leading provider of cloud-based management solutions for the mobile workforce, has been selected by Argos to power the delivery intelligence for its Fast Track service, the first same day UK wide delivery service from a high street retailer. The Cognito iQ platform gives Argos the agility, flexibility and traceability to fulfil the same…

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Amazon.com will begin competing directly with UPS, FedEx and DHL

Amazon.com will begin competing directly with UPS, FedEx and DHL

Amazon’s full acquisition of a French package-delivery company, expected soon, would make it a direct competitor of delivery titans such as UPS and FedEx. Some analysts think Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service that competes even more broadly. By Jay Greene Seattle Times business reporter Within a few weeks, Amazon.com will begin competing directly with longtime partners United Parcel Service, FedEx and DHL. But not in the United States. At least, not yet. Sometime in…

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2-Man Deliveries Take Away The Unwanted Consumer Delivery Surprises

2-Man Deliveries Take Away The Unwanted Consumer Delivery Surprises

With Christmas just around the corner, consumers will soon start placing their orders in preparation for the big day. Whether it’s the latest flat-screen TV, a bigger table for the dining room, or a new dishwasher to help clear up after the Christmas meal, customers expect top-notch service when having their goods delivered. With larger products like these, this can be difficult, however. Customers are often left feeling annoyed and cheated by couriers who won’t…

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4 out of 5 Shoppers Satisfied With Their Parcel Delivery Service

4 out of 5 Shoppers Satisfied With Their Parcel Delivery Service

  More than four out of five consumers in the UK and Germany are satisfied with the level of service they receive from companies delivering their online purchases, according to the latest annual International Shopping Survey commissioned by Hermes. The Hermes survey – which was compiled using responses from more than 2,000 consumers in the UK and 1,000 in Germany – found that 24% of UK shoppers were “very satisfied” and 59% “quite satisfied” with…

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iForce Wins New Manufacturing Logistics Contract with Mayborn Group

iForce Wins New Manufacturing Logistics Contract with Mayborn Group

iForce, the fulfilment, reverse logistics and software technology specialist, has secured a long-term contract with Mayborn Group to supply fulfilment and logistics  services from its site at Corby in Northamptonshire. The agreement sees the No. 1 brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain relocate its UK & EMEA serviced logistics operation away from its headquarters in Northumberland to better serve its strategy for future growth in Europe and worldwide. Mayborn Group, 2015 winner of Corporate…

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Mobile Spending Will Equate To Over £53bn A Year By 2024

Mobile Spending Will Equate To Over £53bn A Year By 2024

Barclays has predicted that almost half of all retail sales will be conducted on mobile by 2024. Consumer shopping via mobile devices is predicted to be worth over £53 billion by the year 2024 – up from the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. Confidence in the UK economy has grown dramatically, which is evident in the research, as it revealed that in 2014 the value of overall retail sales reached…

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eBay Said Postage Costs, Delivery Issues Hampering SME Growth

eBay Said Postage Costs, Delivery Issues Hampering SME Growth

E-commerce giant eBay has said small online businesses in the UK believe postage costs and delivery issues will be the major limiting factor to their growth this year. The firm has commissioned a YouGov poll that showed nearly one in three small online businesses (31%) believe postage costs and delivery issues will limit their growth in the coming year. The company said 74% said the cost of overseas shipping would be an obstacle in their…

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Amazon Delivery Drones Given Green Light

Amazon Delivery Drones Given Green Light

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given Amazon the green light to go ahead with testing delivery drones outside. Amazon previously criticized the FAA for being too slow with regulations and started to approach countries oversees which agreed. The FAA has said that the ‘Prime Air’ delivery drones must be operated no more than 400 feet above the ground and should travel no faster than 100 miles per hour. The air delivery service is…

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UK Shoppers Expect 3 Hour Delivery Window For Online Orders

UK Shoppers Expect 3 Hour Delivery Window For Online Orders

UK consumers are shopping online more than ever, and as a result have higher expectations of retailers when it comes to being offered more convenient delivery options. According to recent research undertaken by Ipsos Research, customers expect a delivery window of at least three hours when it comes to online purchases. Nearly all of the 800 respondents who took part in the survey (99 per cent) expected their order to be delivered within one week…

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