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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Many Retailers’ Final Christmas Order Dates are Earlier This Year

Many Retailers’ Final Christmas Order Dates are Earlier This Year

A number of major retailers are clawing back their online Christmas order deadlines this year, the international delivery expert ParcelHero has revealed; as it brings back its popular online stores’ Christmas booking dates tool. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, says: ‘Last year many retailers were absolutely pushing final Christmas delivery dates down to the wire to cater for the thousands of online last-minute Christmas shoppers. The likes of Amazon, Argos and ASOS even…

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On your marks, get set, go – the peak trading race has started!

On your marks, get set, go – the peak trading race has started!

We are now well and truly in the Peak shopping season with just 15 days (and counting) until the big day is upon us.  With this in mind, retailers and carriers will be stretched to the limit anticipating bumper sales in the count down days.  I was therefore interested to read this month, Johnson Controls’ annual ShopperTrak predictions of the top five busiest UK shopper traffic days for peak trading 2019. With more than 1.5…

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Election Day Means Christmas Peak will Become a Trough

Election Day Means Christmas Peak will Become a Trough

The international delivery expert ParcelHero says General Election day, the second Thursday in December, was the busiest gift sending day of the year in 2018. It claims the Election will disrupt orders on this vital day for retailers. The parcel comparison site ParcelHero says the date the Government has chosen for the General Election, the second Thursday in December, was the busiest gift sending day of the year in 2018 – and it predicts Christmas…

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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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