Avoiding a Delivery Blackout this Black Friday

Avoiding a Delivery Blackout this Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest dates in the retail calendar and year on year the stakes are being raised.  In 2015 it was estimated that £1.1 billion was spent on the last Friday of November, up 35 per cent on 2014, and forecasters predict that sales this year could reach £5billion in the UK alone[1]. While the potential rewards for retailers are great, the day also comes with a unique set of delivery…

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Can retailers keep up with growing ecommerce delivery demands?

Can retailers keep up with growing ecommerce delivery demands?

Black Friday 2015 saw a tipping point in peak trading where we witnessed the UK’s first £1 billion online shopping day. This year the stakes are even higher. Those in the retail and logistics industry are being urged to prepare for five days of peak trading in November with industry experts predicting a £5 billion spend online in those five days alone. As consumers choose to shop earlier and continue to shift their shopping online, global…

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eBay-Facebook Face-off!

eBay-Facebook Face-off!

The launch of Facebook’s Marketplace has the potential to transform e-commerce, and should have the likes of Gumtree and even eBay alarmed, says e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero. ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, says: ‘Make no mistake, despite the relative lack of fanfare around its launch, Marketplace is a game changer. Facebook probably has around 30 million UK registered users and 1.5bn globally and many of them use Facebook daily, if not hourly!…

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Amazon pop-ups to pop up in UK?

Amazon pop-ups to pop up in UK?

Amazon might be seen as the ‘enemy’ of brick and mortar shops; but it’s been busy opening its own physical stores in the US. Now e-commerce experts ParcelHero say they could be appearing in the UK. The e-commerce giant Amazon has long been seen as a shop ‘killer’, responsible for the disappearance of many of our favourite stores, from department stores to toy shops and book stores. But in fact, the internet retailer has itself…

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Ocado ‘cuckolded’ as Amazon gets Fresh with Morrisons

Ocado ‘cuckolded’ as Amazon gets Fresh with Morrisons

As Ocado’s partner, Morrisons, climbs into bed with Amazon, the international delivery expert Fastlane International asks where Ocado should look next to boost margins. A 13.6% rise in quarterly sales seems good news for Ocado shareholders and confirmation of the growing demand for online groceries; especially as Asda supermarket sales in comparison fell by an eye-watering 7.5 per cent in the three months to June 30. But delivery experts Fastlane International say Ocado has good…

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Carrier management: What retailers need to know

Carrier management: What retailers need to know

by Matthew Robertson, Co-CEO, NetDespatch Carrier management is an area of logistics that has become vital to supply chain operations. The current industry trend shows retailers using numerous carriers to take care of delivery operations, which in turn offers a multitude of options to the consumer. In fact, new statistics from earlier this year show that 56% of British shoppers said they would move to a rival retailer if their preferred delivery method was not…

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NetDespatch and E-bikes Help Commuters To Go Green

NetDespatch and E-bikes Help Commuters To Go Green

E-Bikes Direct is now using NetDespatch’s fully automated despatch solution to speed up its order fulfilment and despatch process, putting more eco-friendly electric bikes on the road to help reduce traffic congestion as well as improving the fitness levels of commuters. E-Bikes Direct has streamlined its order-to-despatch with an automated solution from NetDespatch to deal with its online orders placed via the company’s own website, in addition to their online Marketplaces including Amazon, eBay and…

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JML Direct has implemented a fully automated despatch solution from NetDespatch

JML Direct has implemented a fully automated despatch solution from NetDespatch

JML Direct has implemented a fully automated despatch solution from NetDespatch, speeding up the entire order fulfilment and despatch process and eliminating transcription errors that often occur with manual data input. NetDespatch has provided JML Direct with a streamlined order-to-despatch solution for its online orders placed via the company’s own website, as well as other ecommerce sites including Amazon, Rakuten and Debenhams, and orders taken by high street outlets and some of the biggest retailers…

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Amazon Profits: Why Amazon is in Prime Condition

Amazon Profits: Why Amazon is in Prime Condition

International e-delivery experts ParcelHero says Amazon’s quarterly profit shows Amazon’s “Jam tomorrow” transport plans have come good As Amazon reported healthy earnings of $1.07 per share in its Q1 report, international e-commerce delivery specialists ParcelHero says that the company’s massive investment in its revolutionary logistics plans has paid off. Explains ParcelHero’s Head of Public Relations, David Jinks MILT: ‘For Amazon’s long-suffering investors, it was always been the promise of “jam tomorrow” that kept them holding…

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Next Day Delivery: “The Logistics Burden That Consumers Don’t Want”

Next Day Delivery: “The Logistics Burden That Consumers Don’t Want”

Needless strain is being put on the UK’s already-creaking road system to carry out the explosion in next-day deliveries – after research has revealed that getting their online orders with 24 hours barely matters to the nation’s shoppers.[1] In a poll of 2,010 UK shoppers, a mere 4% thought next day delivery was important when shopping online, compared to 67% who are persuaded by the price, 57% who look for free delivery, and 26% who…

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