‘Move Upmarket to Beat Brexit Backlash’ Says International Delivery Expert

‘Move Upmarket to Beat Brexit Backlash’ Says International Delivery Expert

Businesses can’t afford to bury their head in the sand following the Brexit vote, warns Fastlane International. It says exporters must move away from high-volume, low margin products to avoid the impact of potential trade restrictions with the EU. The leading global delivery company Fastlane International says that, even though the UK Government appears to be in no hurry to trigger Article 50, British businesses can’t continue as if the vote had never happened. Britain…

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Why are major discount days proving so popular and will this continue?

Why are major discount days proving so popular and will this continue?

Why are major discount days proving so popular and will this continue? “The key driver is the engagement of your customers. From a retail perspective if their customers choose to engage with a particular peak shopping day, they will want to ensure they are serving their customers’ needs and engaging themselves. When you look at the sheer number of major discount days on the calendar now, from more well-known ones like Black Friday and Cyber…

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Royal Mail remain unpunished, unrepentant and unrestrained

Royal Mail remain unpunished, unrepentant and unrestrained

With the conclusion of the submission period for the Ofcom Discussion Document on the regulation of Royal Mail, Whistl has submitted a number of recommendations to the discussion process. The Ofcom review included its assessment of Royal Mail’s efficiency, analysis of its position within the letter and parcel sectors, and consideration of the company’s potential ability to set wholesale prices in a way that might harm competition. Whistl has made the following submissions for Ofcom…

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Delivering Rio 2016: A Hurdle Too Far? 

Delivering Rio 2016: A Hurdle Too Far? 

As Brazil’s infrastructure strains to breaking point, the Road to Rio could be a rocky one, warns international delivery expert Brazil’s overstretched logistics network is already facing months-long delays. The 2016 Games could be the ‘final hurdle’ – and even some Olympic events could be delayed – warns global parcel broker Fastlane International. As the world heads to Rio, the international delivery expert Fastlane International is warning Brazil’s overstretched logistics network may be unable to…

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ParcelHero calls on the Government to secure access to the Single Market and avoid imposing new tariffs, following vote for Brexit

ParcelHero calls on the Government to secure access to the Single Market and avoid imposing new tariffs, following vote for Brexit

The international courier ParcelHero has responded to the vote to leave the EU by calling for the Government to negotiate strongly for access to the single market once Article 50 is triggered, and not seek to impose tariffs on EU imports into the UK. Says ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research David Jinks MILT: ‘Many of ParcelHero’s SME business customers voted for Brexit and we understand entirely why they have done so. However, we are concerned…

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Swiss Miss: UK SME’s reluctance to trade with Swiss reveals why EU businesses will abandon UK partners

Swiss Miss: UK SME’s reluctance to trade with Swiss reveals why EU businesses will abandon UK partners

The global parcel broker ParcelHero is warning that new duties, border delays and transport costs will push EU-based SMEs into trading with fellow member countries and abandoning British markets. European business will be forced to cut back on trade with the UK following a vote by Britain to leave the European Union (EU), warns international parcel broker ParcelHero. ParcelHero has revealed its UK SME business customers prefer to steer clear of trading with European countries…

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The Ugly Truth: As TNT Express Take Over Completes, What Happens to ‘Ugly Freight’?

The Ugly Truth: As TNT Express Take Over Completes, What Happens to ‘Ugly Freight’?

As the FedEx-TNT merger concludes, the international parcel broker ParcelHero warns the take-over could mean increased costs and transit times for large and heavy items. When heavy and outsize loads need to be shipped, many businesses and consumers traditionally choose TNT Express. It has made so-called ‘ugly freight’ a speciality. Now the international parcel broker ParcelHero is warning that the FedEx takeover of TNT Express could impact on its large and heavy item deliveries. Says…

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Delivering Brexit: International Delivery Experts Reveal the True Cost of Leaving the EU

Delivering Brexit: International Delivery Experts Reveal the True Cost of Leaving the EU

International courier ParcelHero says Brexit will add 30% to the price of an average import and cost the typical SME importer £163k a year through increased shipping costs, duties and taxes, red tape and border delays ParcelHero is warning that if Britain exits the European Union (EU) there will be an immediate and significant decline in trade with its most important trading partner. Based on its extensive experience shipping to non-EU countries on the Continent…

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The Rise of the Micro-Multinational

The Rise of the Micro-Multinational

Micro businesses in the UK are reaping the rewards of being “born global”, according to new research* commissioned by FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (FDX), and the world’s largest express transportation company.  Nearly four in five (78%) of UK micro-multinationals feel international trade is just as accessible for small businesses. Micro-multinationals are small, entrepreneurial businesses that complement domestic operations by opening offices or hiring staff in one or more overseas markets.  In the…

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Reactive Comments to Budget Announcements: What about the tech start-ups?

Reactive Comments to Budget Announcements: What about the tech start-ups?

Comments by Stuart Miller, CEO of ByBox and Chairman of the Small Business Charter It’s great to see that small businesses were firmly on the chancellor’s agenda in today’s Budget, with 600,000 small businesses no longer paying business rates and a further 250,000 paying a reduced rate. Yet, despite the changes made in corporation tax, there is an entire community of start-ups which seems to have been passed over: the tech entrepreneurs. I have the…

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