‘Glorious Twelfth’ will see queues at our favourite stores, but it won’t slow online’s momentum

‘Glorious Twelfth’ will see queues at our favourite stores, but it won’t slow online’s momentum

Yesterday’s confirmation that the High Street will reopen next week will boost the spirits of shoppers and retailers alike. The home delivery expert ParcelHero is dubbing Monday the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ but warns that the shopping frenzy at the end of the first lockdown fizzled out very quickly. It says half of all shoppers will never return to their pre-Covid High Street spending levels. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed yesterday that non-essential retail stores will finally…

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Leading Electrical Retailer Chooses ArrowXL

Leading Electrical Retailer Chooses ArrowXL

Leading electrical retailer, Hughes, has extended its remit with the UK’s leading two- person delivery ArrowXL, to provide a 24-hour delivery service. It builds on a nine year partnership which has seen ArrowXL provide a range of home delivery and connection services for customers using a nominated day delivery.  Under the terms of the new deal a 24-hour delivery option will be added for key lines, with stock kept at ArrowXL’s warehouse facility in Worcester….

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Retail’s 2.2% sales rise is ‘dead cat bounce’, says ParcelHero

Retail’s 2.2% sales rise is ‘dead cat bounce’, says ParcelHero

The latest ONS retail figures reveal Lockdown 3 continued to have a devastating impact on the High Street in February. A rise of 2.2% in sales won’t save the High Street while online sales are snatching 36.1% of the entire retail spend, warns ParcelHero. Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a slight rise of 2.2% in the value of retail sales in February against the previous month.  This is just…

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Staycation boom accelerates growth for watersports retailer

Staycation boom accelerates growth for watersports retailer

FatStick Boards saw sales increase by 40% in 2020 due to a rise in UK holidays. In this article, we discuss how the retailer was able to up-scale quickly with partner Diamond Logistics, and ride the boom. Sports retailer FatStick Boards is a UK brand based in Bournemouth which sells paddle boards – also known as Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP) boards – to sea lovers in the UK. Launched in 2012, it sells 1,000 boards per year…

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Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent in February as lockdown continued, yet some sectors saw record growth

Consumer spending fell 13.8 per cent in February as lockdown continued, yet some sectors saw record growth

Spending on essential items grew 5.3 per cent year-on-year as online grocery shopping surged Food and drink specialist stores, which includes butchers, greengrocers and fresh food box services reached a record high of 63.3 per cent growth Spending on non-essentials dropped 22.1 per cent, as much of the high-street remained closed Confidence in the wider UK economy rose to its highest point in the past 12 months The Barclaycard report combines hundreds of millions of…

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Amazon are Go! The internet giant launches its first till-free UK store

Amazon are Go! The internet giant launches its first till-free UK store

The opening of the first Amazon Go cashierless grocery store in the UK is perfectly timed to reduce physical contact during the pandemic, says ParcelHero The online giant Amazon is launching its first ‘brick and mortar’ shop in the UK. It may be a physical store but there is no need for any actual physical contact – Amazon Go stores are contactless and cashierless. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says the launch of the first…

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UK E-Commerce Businesses Discouraging Consumers From Returning Products

UK E-Commerce Businesses Discouraging Consumers From Returning Products

UK online retailers are cracking down on ‘wear and return’ trend that is costing them billions of pounds every year UK online retailers are discouraging customers to return products, with less than 1% including return labels with the product, according to a new report. Retailers are cracking down on ‘wear and return’ customers in the hope to reduce the more than three million packages that are returned every year in the UK, costing retailers billions…

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‘Non-essential’ stores are essential. Retail sales collapsed -8.2% in January, as the High Street shut up shop once more

‘Non-essential’ stores are essential. Retail sales collapsed -8.2% in January, as the High Street shut up shop once more

The latest ONS retail figures reveal Lockdown 3 had a devastating impact on the High Street, while online sales soared to a record 35.2% of the entire retail spend. ParcelHero says January’s figures show how essential ‘non-essential’ stores really are. Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlight the ongoing devastation lockdown is having on the High Street. The value of UK retail sales collapsed -7.8% in January compared to the previous…

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New online sales tax will hit home shoppers hard, warns ParcelHero

New online sales tax will hit home shoppers hard, warns ParcelHero

The Chancellor is reportedly planning the introduction of a new online sales tax. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says Britain’s growing army of online shoppers must not be duped into paying the cost of Covid. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering controversial plans to level the playing field between High Street and online costs by introducing a new online sales tax. More details are likely to emerge in next month’s Spring Budget. The plan follows…

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Home Bargains opt for British-built tail lifts from Access XL

Home Bargains opt for British-built tail lifts from Access XL

Home Bargains one the UK’s leading discount retailers has chosen Access XL to supply a mixture of column and multi-deck tail lifts for work on multi-drop deliveries to over 500 Home Bargains stores throughout the UK. Designed by Access XL, the lifts are specified for operation with double-deck and urban trailers and says the company, being British-built are not expected to present any tariff or supply problems post-Brexit. “This is a busy operation” says Home…

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