Could Amazon be forced to sell its logistics arm and Facebook part ways with Instagram?

Could Amazon be forced to sell its logistics arm and Facebook part ways with Instagram?

The US Government has taken an important step towards ending ‘big tech’ firms’ monopolies. Six new bills could result in Amazon being forced to sell off its logistics arm and AWS services, while Facebook would have to part with Instagram and WhatsApp.  Controversial plans to break up ‘big tech’ monopolies, which could force e-commerce giants to sell off services such as Amazon Logistics, Google Maps, YouTube and WhatsApp, have been given the green light. The…

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Three Logistical Factors to Reduce Aircraft On Ground Downtime in Commercial Aviation

Three Logistical Factors to Reduce Aircraft On Ground Downtime in Commercial Aviation

COVID-19 had collectively grounded the airline industry in 2020. As international travel restrictions gradually ease in 2021, the aviation industry can expect to see new opportunities arise, for post-pandemic economic recovery. The Airport Council International (ACI) body predicts a surge in travel demand across the second half of 2021. With global trade already on the rise, with the world trade’s recovery hitting a record high in its first quarter – aviation experts appear optimistic as…

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Fathers’ Day: Ecommerce Gifting Continues to Grow Despite Restrictions Easing

Fathers’ Day: Ecommerce Gifting Continues to Grow Despite Restrictions Easing

UK independent parcel carrier, Yodel, has been delivering more Father’s Day gifts than ever before, as analysis of more than 15,000 deliveries suggests that the rise in online gifting seen over the last year is a trend that is here to stay. Yodel uses its ‘Have Your Say’ tool to gather feedback from customers on their delivery experience as well as their reasons for shopping online to better understand wider ecommerce trends. The data shows…

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The hour the internet ‘broke’: today’s internet collapse will have lost retailers $1bn, says ParcelHero

The hour the internet ‘broke’: today’s internet collapse will have lost retailers $1bn, says ParcelHero

Many of the world’s largest global online retailers including Amazon, eBay and Etsy were hit by the global web outage this morning. With Amazon earning $950,000 a minute, today’s meltdown may have lost retailers worldwide around $1bn, says ParcelHero. Major online stores including Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Boots were among the many sites that failed this morning, in what is being termed the hour the internet ‘broke’. The e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero estimates retailers across…

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Ofgem to invest £300m into EV charge points – industry reaction from CEO at Kalibrate

Ofgem to invest £300m into EV charge points – industry reaction from CEO at Kalibrate

Oliver Shaw, CEO at Kalibrate reacts to the news that Ofgem is to invest £300m into EV charge points, with £40bn more to come. Oliver explains that while these investments must continue, ultimately, businesses need to invest in EV networks smartly, by looking at what consumers want most. Oliver explains that only when having a data-driven strategy when building robust EV charging networks, will this be possible. “With the ban on sales of new petrol…

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Couriers retain safe delivery protocols despite lockdown easing. ‘The front door remains the front line,’ says ParcelHero.

Couriers retain safe delivery protocols despite lockdown easing. ‘The front door remains the front line,’ says ParcelHero.

Couriers are not relaxing their Covid safety measures, so you still won’t sign for parcels, says ParcelHero. Home deliveries continue to defend the home front in the war against Covid. UK couriers have not relaxed their safety precautions following this week’s easing of lockdown rules across Britain. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says the UK’s leading couriers are retaining their Covid protocols, including socially distanced deliveries and using alternative proof-of-delivery measures. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer…

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How can ecommerce companies cope with warehouse demand within Covid restrictions?

How can ecommerce companies cope with warehouse demand within Covid restrictions?

Ecommerce retailer and director of Vape Club, Dan Marchant, provides his insight on what you need to know. According to ONS data, total online retail sales increased by 46.1% from 2019 to 2020, the highest annual growth reported since 2008. The demand for warehouses in the UK has rocketed along with the surge in ecommerce. So, how can you optimise your businesses to stay on top of this demand while adhering to the ongoing Covid…

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eCommerce growth boom set to further accelerate as shoppers commit to remaining online

eCommerce growth boom set to further accelerate as shoppers commit to remaining online

Founder & CEO of Scurri, Rory O’Connor, reports on a UK wide consumer survey about the British’ shopping habits post pandemic. Online shopping has been crucial to many businesses throughout the pandemic as they fought to survive. Over the last several years, there has been a monumental shift towards online shopping, especially during the holiday season. Covid-19 exacerbated the level at which online shopping occurred over the last year due to social distancing and concerns…

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Yodel Upgraded profit guidance and growing volumes

Yodel Upgraded profit guidance and growing volumes

Trading Update – Quarter 3 FY21 (January–March 2021) Financial highlights Overall increase in volumes in Q3 FY21 (January-March 2021) of 59% compared to Q3 of FY20 Total volumes in the nine months to March 2021 have grown by 35% compared to the nine months to March 2020 Full-year FY21 (year ending June 2021) revenue projected to be over £565m, up from the over £535m guidance in the January update (FY20 was £430m) Yodel will return…

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The end of ‘9 to 5’ offices will create a surge in failed deliveries and cost British businesses £2bn, warns ParcelHero

The end of ‘9 to 5’ offices will create a surge in failed deliveries and cost British businesses £2bn, warns ParcelHero

The demise of the office post-Covid could dramatically increase delivery costs, warns ParcelHero. It forecasts that the price of failed first-time deliveries will soar to around £2bn in increased costs and new surcharges.  New research from the home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals that only 20% of professionals want to work full-time from their offices post-Covid, with a quarter saying they will resign if forced to do so.  Although increased working from home (WFH) will reduce…

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