John Lewis look to Access XL for bespoke lifting solution

John Lewis look to Access XL for bespoke lifting solution

Central Transport, the fleet engineering department of John Lewis Partnership has risen to a number of delivery challenges at their Oxford Street store by fitting Access XL Multi-Deck tail lifts to their urban double-deck trailers, for dock and kerbside deliveries. Delivering to both the store front and rear, the urban double-deckers required a two-stage lifting solution which could handle access to cargo on two levels while being able to stow away at the half-way point…

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AO Open Huge New Warehouse In Stoke

AO Open Huge New Warehouse In Stoke

Online electricals retailer AO is opening its third warehouse in four months as it continues to expand its logistics network at lightening speed. The site is the largest warehouse of the three, adding over 275,000 sq ft of distribution space to their portfolio with the premises at G-Park in Stoke-on-Trent.  In recent months, AO has acquired over half a million sq ft of new warehousing space across Cheshire and Staffordshire to ensure it has the…

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Going out in its Prime? The final Prime Day before Brexit will create a £1bn Christmas in October

Going out in its Prime? The final Prime Day before Brexit will create a £1bn Christmas in October

October’s 48-hour Prime Day bonanza will top $10bn worldwide, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It predicts UK shoppers will spend a record amount snapping up early Christmas gifts before Amazon’s strict new Brexit rules kick in. Amazon’s Prime Day 48-hour shopping fest, which takes place 13-14 October, will see shoppers spend over $10bn worldwide, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It says 15 million Brits look set to splash £1bn in early Christmas shopping…

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Livestream Commerce Sure To Sweep The UK Very Soon

Livestream Commerce Sure To Sweep The UK Very Soon

Livestream shopping grew by 150% and was watched by 400 million shoppers in China last year. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says Amazon Live is already streaming in the USA and livestream commerce is sure to sweep the UK very soon. Livestream shopping presenters have become social media superstars in China, as half a billion online shoppers tuned in to spend $63bn on livestream shows last year. The e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero believes it’s a…

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ArrowXL Trial With Argos To Promote Large Deliveries And Service Equality In Main Scottish Islands

ArrowXL Trial With Argos To Promote Large Deliveries And Service Equality In Main Scottish Islands

Leading 2-person delivery company ArrowXL is trialling an extension to its established Highland service with Argos which will see customers on the main Scottish Islands – including Shetland – able to order large items for home delivery from the leading on-line retailer, on an available day of their choice at prices that match the rest of the UK. Customers will also benefit from ArrowXL’s network of local service providers who offer regular communication about the…

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Revenge of the High Street: store sales boom as online growth falters

Revenge of the High Street: store sales boom as online growth falters

Retail sales bounced back to pre-Covid levels in July while online slumped 7%, reveal July’s ONS retail figures. Longer term, ParcelHero warns the rise of online is still unstoppable. There was plenty of good news for Britain’s beleaguered High Street retailers in July’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures released today, says the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero. The latest statistics reveal sales values rose 4.4% over June, with the amount of sales actually 3%…

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Online Fashion Retailer Missguided Turns To Inpost Parcel Lockers

Online Fashion Retailer Missguided Turns To Inpost Parcel Lockers

InPost UK, has today announced a deal to provide its 24/7 self-serve parcel locker service to leading online fashion retailer Missguided. As online shopping continues to gather pace, Missguided was keen to offer buyers a convenient contact-free delivery and returns option. The lockers are outdoors, available 24/7 enabling Missguided’s customers to collect or drop returns when they feel safe, and the InPost Lockers are self-serve so there is no interaction with another person. Parcels are…

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It’s no longer a sin to shop for non-essentials online

It’s no longer a sin to shop for non-essentials online

The end of lockdown may still be a distant prospect, but many online stores are now re-opening their doors, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It believes the Government’s encouragement of e-commerce sales has convinced shoppers it’s no longer wrong to shop for non-essentials online.  The UK still faces many weeks of hardship before it can say the coronavirus crisis is over, but the UK courier expert ParcelHero says that it has seen ‘green shoots’…

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How the Delivery and E-Commerce Sectors are Responding to the Global Pandemic

How the Delivery and E-Commerce Sectors are Responding to the Global Pandemic

As COVID-19 grips the nation and indeed countries around the globe, there is a degree of trepidation in the air with most of us locked down in our homes remote-working, apart from the essential key workers.     This has meant that many stores around the country have been forced to close and have seen their spring sales completely disrupted.  However, where supermarkets and convenience stores are concerned, these have boomed, with Tesco reporting a 30% uplift in sales.  We’ve also seen some real innovation across the industry, for example Morrisons creating pop-ups in hospital…

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Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes Supports UK Supermarkets

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, usually known for delivering alongside retailers such as Next, John Lewis and ASOS, has reached out to the big-five UK supermarket chains to offer support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hermes has pledged its services to supermarkets through a dedicated online portal, so food can reach the supermarket shelves and shopping baskets of those requiring essentials, at a time of need. The delivery firm is already working with ASDA and Morrisons…

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