Amazon’s Prime Ambition

Amazon’s Prime Ambition

Courier industry expert Roger Sumner-Rivers reveals the scale of Amazon’s plans to become the conduit through which everything you buy flows. Roger Sumner-Rivers, founder of pioneering global couriers ParcelHero, has unveiled a significant new industry report revealing the scale of Amazon’s plans to become the conduit through which all aspects of e-commerce and logistics flows. The report, Amazon’s Prime Ambition, reveals the extent of Amazon’s investment and planning for a revolution in our supply chain,…

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UK Regional Cities Defying Perceptions  Internationally

UK Regional Cities Defying Perceptions  Internationally

Britain’s Lesser Known “Export Epicentres” Revealed in Exclusive Research of 2,500 UK SMEs Highlighting UK Trade in Global Markets Regional cities across the UK are bucking the trend when it comes to international trade as revealed in research released today by FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company. According to the new UK Export Epicentres Report by FedEx Express, the majority of small and medium sized…

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It’s official: Shoppers prefer buying online to the High Street

It’s official: Shoppers prefer buying online to the High Street

Fastlane International reveals the results of its poll of polls During the last year a number of polls have asked which consumers prefer: shopping online or in store. The results for these questionnaires have often been flatly contradictory. Now pioneering e-commerce specialists Fastlane International couriers has reviewed all the data and revealed in its ‘poll of polls’ that consumers really do prefer buying online than on the high street. But it was a tight result!…

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Europe’s Online Shoppers Demand Flexibility

Europe’s Online Shoppers Demand Flexibility

Online consumers are showcasing flexibility in their online purchase journey and as a result, require more alternative delivery options, according to a recent global study. The latest Pulse of the Online Shopper study surveyed 19,000 frequent online shoppers across 14 countries – with figures showing the rise of the ‘flex shopper’: an online buyer who switches between devices and channels when evaluating and purchasing items. Interestingly, European shoppers expect a superior online and in-store shopping…

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Social Media Is An Emerging Influence On Carrier Usage

Social Media Is An Emerging Influence On Carrier Usage

Triangle Management Services, the specialist services provider to the global mail and express industry, has just released the 2014 edition of the ‘UK Domestic B2C Express Parcels Distribution Survey’, and finds that negative social media comments about the parcels carriers they use is emerging as an argument for shippers to change carriers. In 2014 Triangle conducted some 495 in-depth telephone interviews with B2C shippers, and collected a total of 646 benchmark service ratings for the…

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Carrier Churn Increasing In The Latest B2B Survey

Carrier Churn Increasing In The Latest B2B Survey

Triangle Management Services, the specialist services provider to the global mail and express industry, has just released the 2014 edition of the ‘UK Domestic B2B Express Parcels Distribution Survey’, and finds the level of carrier switching up on 2013 and the continued sign of flattening tariffs. In 2014 some 475 in-depth interviews with shippers were conducted, and a total of 599 benchmark service ratings collected for the two main carriers used for business deliveries by…

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Commute Times Increase As The UK’s Transport System Gets More Crowded

Commute Times Increase As The UK’s Transport System Gets More Crowded

The amount of time that commuters spend travelling to and from work has increased substantially over the past five years, according to a TUC analysis of official figures published today. The figures – published to mark the end of Commute Smart Week organised by Work Wise UK – show that on average workers are spending almost an extra 11 hours a year commuting. The South East has seen the most dramatic annual increase – with…

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