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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How Black Can Friday Get?

How Black Can Friday Get?

Your Black Friday ‘bargains’ might be overpriced and non-returnable by Boxing Day, warns e-commerce delivery specialist Fastlane International Following last week’s Which? report revealing half of all Black Friday Bargains were in fact cheaper in the months before and after Black Friday last year; the e-delivery specialists Fastlane International has a further warning to shoppers buying gifts for Christmas: many return periods will be expired by Boxing Day. Fastlane International’s Head of Consumer Research, David…

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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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