Will Amazon accept Bitcoin this month?

Will Amazon accept Bitcoin this month?

In a thought-provoking viewpoint for ParcelHero, Forbes magazine’s digital currency specialist Roger Aitken asks if Amazon will adopt Bitcoin as early as this month, and says we should all consider joining the crypto currency party. In a wake-up call to investors and consumers, the award-winning Forbes’ cryptocurrency journalist Roger Aitken has revealed that a global petition urging Amazon to accept Bitcoin has already gained nearly 12,000 signatures. In a Viewpoint for the e-commerce delivery specialist…

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myHermes Launches ETA Solution

myHermes Launches ETA Solution

myHermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has launched a new Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) that will enable sole traders, SME retailers and online marketplace sellers to provide their own customers with improved visibility over delivery. By increasing consumer confidence and convenience, the new solution will help smaller independent retailers to secure repeat sales and grow their businesses. The free service – which is also available to Hermes Business Account holders – will see myHermes provide…

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New Deal Puts Pass My Parcel On Track For Further Growth

New Deal Puts Pass My Parcel On Track For Further Growth

Rapidly-growing parcel delivery and collection company, Pass My Parcel has secured an exclusive deal with an emerging online fashion retailer. ALL GOOD THINGS, a trend-led womenswear brand that launches in October, enlisted the parcel specialist to deliver click-and-collect and label-less return services to its customers via a network of more than 3,500 newsagents and convenience stores. Pass My Parcel, which is owned by news and magazine wholesalers Smiths News, now works with 17 retailers, including…

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How can pureplay retailers impress customers?

How can pureplay retailers impress customers?

In 1950 there were 600,000 retail stores in the UK, in 2012 there were 290,000, and just 220,000 are predicted to survive in 2020. Physical stores are not what necessarily attracts shoppers to make a purchase in the mobile era and pureplay retailers are looking to take advantage of the shifting structure in retail. It has never been easier to shop online, penetration of smartphones in the UK is now over 80% and with more…

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Exploring New Horizons

Exploring New Horizons

Data released from Forrester earlier this year revealed that global cross-border trade will grow more than domestic trade in the UK, US and EU over the next ten years. The report states that cross-border sales will grow 17% between 2017 and 2022, compared with 12% growth for ecommerce generally. Of course, any growth figures are to be welcomed, but ecommerce players will be particularly enthused by the larger slice of pie available from cross-border trading….

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Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says e-commerce expert

Smart thinking: Smart watches and speakers will be the next retail battleground, says e-commerce expert

Apple Watch sales doubled last year, and smart speakers such as Amazon Echo will be a £7bn market within 5 years. But are consumers and retailers ready for the revolution in shopping habits they will bring, asks e-commerce specialist Fastlane International. Sales of smart watches such as the Apple Watch, and smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, are booming. Household ownership of smart watches rose from 3% in 2015 to 12% in…

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How Can Retailers Overcome the Omnichannel Challenges from 2016?

How Can Retailers Overcome the Omnichannel Challenges from 2016?

Consumers’ demands on retailers have intensified in the past decade. Previously, having an online store to accompany your physical shop was seen as a luxury, now it is essential and online shopping has taken the next step to meet customer demand. Consumers want the ability to shop seamlessly across multiple devices anytime anywhere. Whatsmore, they want more than the promise of next day delivery and to have the opportunity to order online and pick up…

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Tesco-Booker merger could ‘create a UK Amazon and save our High Street’

Tesco-Booker merger could ‘create a UK Amazon and save our High Street’

The High Street as we know it is dying, says e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero; but the Tesco-Booker merger would boost local stores, pubs and restaurants; and give Tesco a key logistics role outside the fiercely competitive supermarket industry. The proposed merger between Britain’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, and its largest food wholesaler, Booker Group, may be audacious, says the e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero; but it could strengthen local stores and restaurants and help Tesco diversify…

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DSV To Run Primark Distribution Centre In The Netherlands

DSV To Run Primark Distribution Centre In The Netherlands

Today, DSV starts operations for Primark out of a new logistics centre in the Netherlands. The 65,000m2 warehouse located in Roosendaal in the south of the country is owned by the client and runs on Primark’s Warehouse Management System. Similarly to the successful Irish operation from Naas, the Roosendaal facility processes carton and GOH outbound orders to supply Primark stores throughout France and Italy. The operation creates employment for about 200 FTE in the first year…

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2030: Dead End for the High Street

2030: Dead End for the High Street

As UK weekly online shopping reaches £1 Billion, a new report by e-commerce delivery specialists ParcelHero reveals home shopping will wipe out 50% of town centre stores, and spell the end for many well-known retailers by 2030. UK shoppers’ weekly online spending has reached £1 Billion a week – an increase of 26.8% on 2015 – and a major new report by e-commerce fulfilment specialists ParcelHero reveals the death of the High Street is much nearer than people…

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