How Retailers Can Ease The Burden On The Delivery Driver

How Retailers Can Ease The Burden On The Delivery Driver

The explosive growth of ecommerce has undoubtedly put more pressure on retailers to deliver on their promises. The pressures of the modern on-demand economy have led to an increasing number of deliveries across the country, resulting in drivers being asked to deliver more and more parcels with each passing year. Nasdaq estimates that 95 per cent of purchases will be made online by 2040. The same research found that ecommerce will account for $4.5 trillion…

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May Fails To Flower For Retailers

May Fails To Flower For Retailers

Hopes for a significant pick up in High Street sales in May have been dashed,  says  the home delivery expert ParcelCompare. It says today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail figures show sales falling back compared to April’s; and even online spending growth stalling. ParcelCompare’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks says: ‘ March winds and April showers discouraged shoppers, but were supposed to fuel flowering sales in May. However total retail sales actually fell…

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Are Hard-Pressed Department Stores Finally Getting The Hang Of Online?

Are Hard-Pressed Department Stores Finally Getting The Hang Of Online?

Today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) retail sales figures reveal a mixed picture for April, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. Overall sales were up 5.2% YOY, but down 0.3% against March. Online sales continued their remorseless climb, up 10.1% YOY. Says ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT: ’While the value of Britain’s beleaguered department stores’ sales have fallen by 0.7% in the last three months, there is a chink of light for…

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Retail Apocalypse Now!

Retail Apocalypse Now!

Retail has been hit by a perfect storm, says the home delivery expert ParcelHero. New figures from PwC reveal 5,853 shops closed last year, and embattled Debenhams has placed itself in receivership as it fights against the onslaught of e-commerce. But with ASOS’ profits tumbling nearly 90%, online retailers are also struggling. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, says: ‘Wherever you look retailers are suffering, whether it’s on the High Street or online….

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Nisa Retail First In The UK To Benefit From New Pallet Tracking Technology

Nisa Retail First In The UK To Benefit From New Pallet Tracking Technology

Nisa Retail, the national retailer and groceries wholesaler, is looking to significantly reduce costs associated with supply chain challenges, by being the UK’s first company to use a new pallet-tracking technology offered by CHEP, the end to end supply chain specialist in the FMCG and retail marketplace. CHEP’s digital tracking solution has been offered in partnership with BXB Digital, a sister company in the Brambles family. Nisa, which serves around 4,000 independently owned stores across…

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86% Of UK Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitisation

86% Of UK Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitisation

According to new research released from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions, 86 percent of U.K. retailers haven’t completed the digitisation processes (using a cloud based platform with real time visibility, and automation capabilities) required to give them full control of their supply chain. Without this type of control, retailers will struggle with speed to market, hampering their ability to efficiently allocate supply with demand with the knock-on impact of reducing sales opportunities. Based on interviews with…

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German Shoppers Spend On Average £50 Per Month On UK Sites

German Shoppers Spend On Average £50 Per Month On UK Sites

One in five online shoppers in Germany have purchased from a UK site in the last three months, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. Of these shoppers, the average spend on UK websites is €54 (£48) per month*. With global reach and the number one facilitator of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry. German shoppers largely buy from the UK because they are able…

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The importance of ‘what if?’

The importance of ‘what if?’

Why operating without a contingency delivery plan is a fast-track to failure Becoming an ecommerce success is about so much more than the product you sell. E-retailers must be brand designers and data experts, sales specialists, masterminds of logistics and customer relationship management. The ecommerce landscape moves fast, requiring each and every set of skills to be constantly refreshed and renewed. What’s clear is that staying a step ahead of this changing picture is difficult…

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Beware Red Friday: Chasing Black Friday Shoppers Will Push High Street Retailers into the Red

Beware Red Friday: Chasing Black Friday Shoppers Will Push High Street Retailers into the Red

As B&Q joins the ranks of retailers blacking out Black Friday, the online delivery specialist ParcelHero says traditional stores should avoid taking on Amazon in a race to the lowest price. The home delivery specialist ParcelHero says High Street stores should not try to compete with the likes of Amazon by joining in the Black Friday price-slashing frenzy in a race to the bottom. Instead they should concentrate on everyday value, customer experience and emphasising…

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John Lewis & Partners targets greater store efficiencies with Paragon

John Lewis & Partners targets greater store efficiencies with Paragon

John Lewis & Partners has implemented Paragon’s Live Management software to increase the efficiency of its nationwide operation. The retailer will now be able to share real-time delivery information across its store network, allowing each location to better manage the delivery and replenishment processes. “Consumer expectations are increasing year on year making the market more competitive than it has ever been. John Lewis & Partners is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible –…

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