Cities in UK, Germany and Switzerland to experience robotic local delivery

Cities in UK, Germany and Switzerland to experience robotic local delivery

Starting from July, millions of people will have a chance to encounter autonomous delivery robots on the pavements of the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland as part of the testing program announced today by Starship Technologies and major industry partners. A similar program will be announced for the United States shortly. The largest European food delivery company Just Eat, leading German parcel delivery company Hermes, leading German retailer Metro Group, and innovative London food delivery…

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Product Care teams up with Paragon to take delivery experience to the next level

Product Care teams up with Paragon to take delivery experience to the next level

  Product Care, a high quality delivery and aftercare service, has chosen Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to create a superior white-glove delivery solution. The system will help manage the company’s rapidly growing fleet, made up of 3.5, 7.5 and 26-tonne vehicles, to support the rapid expansion of the business and provide the highest levels of home delivery service. The vehicles are used for its nationwide delivery operation across an extensive catalogue of licensed and own…

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Fragilistics chooses Paragon to handle rapid growth of mirror delivery service

Fragilistics chooses Paragon to handle rapid growth of mirror delivery service

    Fragilistics has adopted Paragon’s routing and scheduling software following the rapid expansion of the business since its launch in 2013. The UK’s only dedicated mirror delivery operation, Fragilistics has seen order volumes double in the past 12 months and now serves almost 250 online retailers. As a result, the company required advanced route planning software that would help fulfil its current logistics needs and ensure it was best placed for future expansion. Fragilistics…

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Returning Christmas Gifts – The Forgotten Challenge For Retailers

Returning Christmas Gifts – The Forgotten Challenge For Retailers

The Christmas rush can be challenging but also highly profitable for retailers.  Many e-commerce businesses focus time and money on providing customers with efficient and flexible delivery options in order to capitalise on this heightened demand. But when it comes to the inevitable post-Christmas return of unwanted goods the same level of attention and efficiency is not always apparent.  Here, Paul Galpin, Managing Director, P2P Mailing, outlines the importance of developing a customer-friendly returns platform…

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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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