Election Day Means Christmas Peak will Become a Trough

Election Day Means Christmas Peak will Become a Trough

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says General Election day, the second Thursday in December, was the busiest gift sending day of the year in 2018. It claims the Election will disrupt orders on this vital day for retailers. The parcel comparison site ParcelHero says the date the Government has chosen for the General Election, the second Thursday in December, was the busiest gift sending day of the year in 2018 – and it predicts Christmas…

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Costing a packet – How much more will it cost to sell and ship to the USA in 2020?

Costing a packet – How much more will it cost to sell and ship to the USA in 2020?

The UK’s supposed post-Brexit ‘white knight’, America, is actually imposing steep new taxes and price increases on goods and small parcels sent to the USA from overseas. The international delivery specialist ParcelHero says it will cost significantly more to mail to America and absorb the impact of new US duties next year. Britain may be looking to the US as its target market in a post-Brexit world, but the international delivery specialist ParcelHero says trading…

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Get Ready for Brexit

Get Ready for Brexit

The UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October and will bring important changes to doing business.   Here are five things parcel delivery and logistics companies can do now to get ready. Prepare for new customs procedures at the border when trading with the EU To continue importing from and exporting to the EU after 31 October there are changes you need to make now. Make sure you have an Economic Operators Registration and Identification…

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Green tape: New NI protocol will be bureaucratic nightmare for UK exporters

Green tape: New NI protocol will be bureaucratic nightmare for UK exporters

Boris Johnson’s long-awaited alternative to the infamous Northern Ireland Backstop will create a mass of red tape, warns international delivery expert ParcelHero. The UK Government’s eagerly-awaited alternative to the Northern Ireland backstop has been published; but the international delivery expert ParcelHero is warning the new Northern Ireland Protocol represents a nightmare of red tape for exporters to Northern Ireland (NI), and onwards to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and the rest of the EU. ParcelHero’s…

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Any Free Ports in an EU Storm? Boris’ No 10 Speech Introduced Radical New Tax-free Zone Plans

Any Free Ports in an EU Storm? Boris’ No 10 Speech Introduced Radical New Tax-free Zone Plans

Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is likely to create six new free ports with low or zero taxes if Britain leaves the EU without a deal on October 31st, claims the international parcel price comparison site ParcelHero. It says Boris’ seemingly ‘off-the-cuff’ reference in his acceptance speech outside No 10, ‘let us begin work now to create free ports that will drive growth and thousands of high-skilled jobs in left-behind areas’ is part of a…

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UK’s homespun Amazon Tax ‘won’t save the High Street

UK’s homespun Amazon Tax ‘won’t save the High Street

The e-commerce home delivery specialist ParcelHero says Chancellor Hammond’s decision to push for an international tax on web giants at the G7 Finance Ministers’ meeting today (17 July), and his earlier announcement of a new independent British ‘Amazon Tax’  on the very day  President Trump threatened new trade sanctions against France because of its new homespun digital tax,  are ‘dogmatic and potentially dangerous to post-Brexit trade.’ ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Services, David Jinks MILT, warns:…

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The Evolution Of E-Commerce Supply Chains

The Evolution Of E-Commerce Supply Chains

DHL Supply Chain, world leader in contract logistics, today launched its latest research report on the evolution of e-commerce supply chains. The study shows that, despite understanding the vital importance of e-commerce on customer retention and satisfaction, most companies have failed to fully implement an e-commerce strategy. The new insights are from a global survey of nearly 900 decision-makers responsible for logistics or supply chain management and e-commerce. They reveal that 70% of B2C companies…

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Is the UK really ready for any Brexit resolution?

Is the UK really ready for any Brexit resolution?

UK businesses are crying out for a resolution to the Brexit limbo. But ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, warns they should be careful what they wish for… Its latest study reveals most companies go bust immediately after, rather than during, a downturn. Retailers and logistics companies have put investment on hold while they await the final Brexit decision. Whether there’s a hard Brexit, a soft Brexit or no Brexit, most businesses say…

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eBay’s cryptic crypto comments. Is it it finally adopting cryptocurrencies?

eBay’s cryptic crypto comments. Is it it finally adopting cryptocurrencies?

‘Virtual currency. It’s happening on eBay’ That’s the slogan appearing on advertising at the cryptocurrency conference Consensus, being held in New York. Since 2017 many cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts have been predicting that either Amazon or eBay will adopt Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Now the international e-commerce delivery experts ParcelHero say it’s time eBay finally put its cryptocurrency where its mouth is. Says ParcelHero’s head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, ‘The final adoption of…

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Why Direct Mail is Delivering in a Digital Age

Why Direct Mail is Delivering in a Digital Age

Rewind a few years to the breakthrough of email as a widespread communication tool.  Many industry experts were convinced that the immediacy and targetability of email would cement its position as the direct marketing technique of choice – to the obvious detriment of more traditional methods such as direct mail. Yet whilst the fortunes of direct mail have fluctuated since email’s arrival, the technique has remained an essential component of the marketing mix. In fact,…

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