Why 2016 Will Be A Year Of Challenge And Opportunity

Why 2016 Will Be A Year Of Challenge And Opportunity

What will be the key issues in transport management in 2016? Steve Twydell, CEO and founder of 3T Logistics (www.3t-europe.com) gives us his view. Logistics involves so many variables and is influenced by so many factors that predicting what is likely to happen over a 12 month period is a bit like predicting the weather – very tricky. However, there are some issues which are almost certain to have a significant impact on the industry…

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UK Export Mail And Parcels Market Worth £2.8bn

UK Export Mail And Parcels Market Worth £2.8bn

Triangle Management Services has just released its first ‘UK International Mail and Parcels Digest’, which is designed to help UK mailers and shippers understand the wide range of services available to them. In addition to providing a unique reference tool for anyone looking for export communications and delivery partners, Triangle’s 245-page Digest describes a vibrant £2.8bn marketplace. Developed in collaboration with some 30 leading industry players, Triangle’s research confirms many of the key trends. The…

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Many Happy Returns for Millennials as Students Demand Free Returns Policies

Many Happy Returns for Millennials as Students Demand Free Returns Policies

New research conducted by independent research company, Opinion Matters, reveals that students are by the far the biggest returner of goods with 50% of those surveyed returning anywhere between 11 and 25% of purchases.  Moreover, 42% of students stated that they would only purchase from a retailer with a free returns policy and who make it easy to return goods. The research, commissioned by leading SaaS parcel data management platform company NetDespatch, polled over 1200…

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Etsy Users Should Prepare for Amazon’s Crafty Handmade launch

Etsy Users Should Prepare for Amazon’s Crafty Handmade launch

Parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says Etsy traders and buyers must be ready for Amazon Handmade to launch as early as this month. Expert parcel price comparison site ParcelHero says users of the artisan marketplace Etsy should prepare for the imminent launch of Amazon’s rival Handmade service, possibly as early as mid-September. ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks MILT, says ‘Amazon is a self-confessed industry disruptor, and having conquered the mass e-commerce market it…

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SME Export Growth Helps Tackle Trade Deficit

SME Export Growth Helps Tackle Trade Deficit

Smaller Businesses Are Exporting More Than They Are Importing, According to The Great British Export Report of 1,000 company directors SMEs are making a positive contribution to narrowing the UK trade deficit, according to new research published by FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company. The research, released as part of the second annual FedEx Great British Export Report, shows that while the overall deficit stands…

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Delivery expert questions whether Royal Mail can survive on its own

Delivery expert questions whether Royal Mail can survive on its own

The London-based international courier ParcelHero says the news that the Government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail will free the company to make urgent investment in its ageing infrastructure. However it comments that the new company would be a ripe candidate for a take-over. Industry expert Roger Sumner-Rivers, founder of international couriers ParcelHero, says: ‘This announcement looks to be good news for customers, who will benefit from the more commercial and…

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Parcels on a Train!

Parcels on a Train!

As Amazon takes to the subway, ParcelHero says railway stations make great pick-up points Amazon has started using New York’s subway system for its new Prime Now one-hour delivery service to beat the city’s notorious jams. The London-based international courier ParcelHero says the move makes sense as subways are frequently faster than city streets and stations are an ideal place to install parcel lockers. The company also asks if the UK will see a similar Amazon service?…

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Hurt locker: Why the US and UK need more parcel lockers urgently

Hurt locker: Why the US and UK need more parcel lockers urgently

International courier ParcelHero says more drop boxes will reduce emissions and improve service Failed home deliveries have an environmental and social impact, says global courier ParcelHero. The e-commerce specialists say that, on average, 12% of parcels are not delivered when expected or are ‘carded’. This usually means a second delivery attempt, or the customer having to visit a parcels depot: both results create unnecessary journeys. ParcelHero’s David Jinks MILT says: ‘Parcel lockers are the obvious…

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Van Operators Forecast Wider EV Adoption Within Two Years

Van Operators Forecast Wider EV Adoption Within Two Years

Greater adoption of electric and other new fuel technologies is being forecast by van fleet operators over the next two years, according to the latest quarterly Company Van Trends research from GE Capital, Fleet Services. When asked about their “Anticipated change in fuel type over the next two years?” 34% of fleets questioned said they plan to operate more fully electric commercial vehicles. Almost as many (29%) said they would be using more electric range…

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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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