Covid-19: Ten steps retailers, importers and delivery companies must take to reduce its impact

Covid-19: Ten steps retailers, importers and delivery companies must take to reduce its impact

The international courier expert ParcelHero has studied the impact of the new coronavirus on retail supply chains worldwide. It reveals its ten steps to mitigate the effect of Covid-19 on international trade and logistics. The sudden spread of Covid-19, the new coronavirus, has created a significant potential threat to global logistics giants and small freight operators alike. The international courier expert ParcelHero says while its final effect on world trade has yet to be determined,…

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Making ‘Last Mile’ Delivery More Environmentally Friendly

Making ‘Last Mile’ Delivery More Environmentally Friendly

As passionate climate activists like Greta Thunberg inspire Generation Z to fight for the future, an Amnesty International survey of 10,000 18 to 25 year-olds late last year found that 41% of them ranked global warming as the number one issue facing the planet. This unprecedented groundswell of concern looks set to change the way a whole generation approaches issues from plastic use and travel to diet and consumption levels in general. As the new…

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What happens to EU shipments after 31 January? ‘Keep calm and carry on,’ says ParcelHero

What happens to EU shipments after 31 January? ‘Keep calm and carry on,’ says ParcelHero

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says the Government’s £100 million Brexit information campaign was largely about a no-deal Brexit; and shippers have been left in the dark about what happens during and after the new transition period. 11pm, Friday 31 January, will go down in history as the moment the UK officially left the EU. But the international courier services expert ParcelHero says the Government’s Brexit web site, which it spent £100m on promoting last year,…

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As importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question the safety of Chinese parcels?

As importers brace for coronavirus impact, should shoppers question the safety of Chinese parcels?

ParcelHero says international shoppers are increasingly concerned about Wuhan packages; as new parcel restrictions and factory closures are set to impact on many imported item orders. The spread of the coronavirus is likely to impact significantly on UK importers and consumers, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. It says restrictions on shipments and compulsory factory closures in China’s Hubei province, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, will mean significant delays on…

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SME Online Retailers Express Confidence For 2020 And Beyond, Says Royal Mail

SME Online Retailers Express Confidence For 2020 And Beyond, Says Royal Mail

Seven in ten (70 per cent) UK SME online retailers are confident that their sales will increase in 2020, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. Among the main reasons for this is that they plan to increase advertising/marketing spend (48 per cent) and make changes to improve the customer experience (36 per cent). 79 per cent of these retailers rate the prospects for business as good or very good over the next five…

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On your marks, get set, go – the peak trading race has started!

On your marks, get set, go – the peak trading race has started!

We are now well and truly in the Peak shopping season with just 15 days (and counting) until the big day is upon us.  With this in mind, retailers and carriers will be stretched to the limit anticipating bumper sales in the count down days.  I was therefore interested to read this month, Johnson Controls’ annual ShopperTrak predictions of the top five busiest UK shopper traffic days for peak trading 2019. With more than 1.5…

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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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