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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There’s just 265 Days ‘till Christmas… But are we Prepared for Christmas Day Deliveries?

There’s just 265 Days ‘till Christmas… But are we Prepared for Christmas Day Deliveries?

Christmas 2016 could be the first year of Christmas Day deliveries. Delivery experts Fastlane International say radical fulfilment plans need to be developed now to meet growing public expectations this year. This Monday there are just 265 days left till Christmas. With 100 days of planning already gone, web delivery experts Fastlane International say retailers large and small need to be finalising their Christmas delivery strategies. And Christmas Day deliveries could be a customer winner. Says Fastlane…

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Next to improve delivery services

Next to improve delivery services

Fashion retailer Next plans to improve its delivery services later this year with new collect and return options and a two-hour pre-advised window for home deliveries. It is targeting a September roll-out for the collection and return of goods through third party parcel shops while it expects to have the new narrower delivery window in place in December. The retailer’s results for the year to January 2016 show a 4.9 per cent rise in operating…

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Web Delivery Choices Mean Sainsbury’s Argos Tie-up Can Create an Amazon Rival; but Beleaguered BHS Falls Short

Web Delivery Choices Mean Sainsbury’s Argos Tie-up Can Create an Amazon Rival; but Beleaguered BHS Falls Short

Global delivery experts Fastlane International says High Street stores with attractive web sites and delivery options will succeed; but fragmented approaches will fail. The battle for British retail has moved from the High Street to the web; with delivery options fast becoming as important to consumers as price. The global delivery expert Fastlane International says that the merger of Sainsbury’s and Argos will create a powerful retail force; combining multi-channel sales with class leading delivery…

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Sainsbury’s launches bid for Home Retail Group

Sainsbury’s launches bid for Home Retail Group

Sainsbury’s has made a formal offer to buy Home Retail Group, parent of Argos, just half an hour before the deadline. It is offering 0.321 Sainsbury’s shares plus 55 pence cash for each HRG share, valuing the HRG business at £1.2 billion. The Sainsbury’s offer came just minutes after South Africa retailer Steinhoff said it would not launch a formal bid for HRG. Logistics plays a major part in the rationale of the deal. Sainsbury’s…

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One Stop Order Processing increases delivery service options for E-tailers

One Stop Order Processing increases delivery service options for E-tailers

  One Stop Order Processing increases delivery service options for eBay and Amazon sellers with new Royal Mail offering through the NetDespatch Integration. NetDespatch, the leading shipping and parcel data management platform for postal and parcel carriers, is pleased to announce that One Stop Order Processing (OSOP) is the latest ecommerce systems provider to join its Partner Programme, enabling its customers to streamline their workflow by seamlessly integrating with Royal Mail, printing the correct labels…

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Morrisons Deal Reveals Amazon’s Prime Ambition

Morrisons Deal Reveals Amazon’s Prime Ambition

Online delivery experts ParcelHero says Amazon’s new tie-up with Morrisons reveals the web retailers’ ambition to be the pipe through which everything is delivered The new deal Amazon has struck with Morrisons means a significant boost for Amazon’s Prime Now and Pantry services. Morrisons will supply groceries on a scale that will considerably expand Amazon’s services. It’s a move delivery experts ParcelHero say is a cog in Amazon’s far wider plan to win customer loyalty…

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eBay Buyers Could Be Collecting From Sainsbury’s Under New Deal

eBay Buyers Could Be Collecting From Sainsbury’s Under New Deal

Marketplace delivery expert Fastlane International says Sainsbury’s bid for Argos could transform eBay’s Click & Collect service. Welcome news for eBay traders following yesterday’s gloomy forecast for 2016. Click and collect is fast becoming the most convenient way for many consumers to receive their online purchases, and the recent introduction of eBay Click & Collect services into Argos’ High Street stores has been a boon for eBay’s many customers and traders. Now the marketplace delivery…

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NetDespatch Takes The Footwork Out Of Shoestation Direct’s Order Despatch

NetDespatch Takes The Footwork Out Of Shoestation Direct’s Order Despatch

Footwear retailer ShoeStation Direct is saving up to 20 hours every week since implementing an automated despatch solution from NetDespatch, which provides seamlessly integrated despatch, labelling and tracking for all its e-commerce activities. Daventry-based ShoeStation Direct ships orders of footwear and accessories via Royal Mail throughout the UK and overseas. NetDespatch has provided the company with a streamlined order-to-despatch solution for all its online orders, whether placed via Amazon, eBay or the company’s own e-commerce…

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Couriers And Retailers Must Work Together To Provide A Superior Home Delivery Service

Couriers And Retailers Must Work Together To Provide A Superior Home Delivery Service

 The emergence of online shopping sites like Amazon has created a delivery revolution, with retailers often promising incredibly short delivery times. As a result, many customers now see these fast turnaround times as the norm, which can place a great deal of stress on retailers, as well as delivery companies. If anything, competition in the retail sector is getting tougher, which means that it has never been more important for retailers to manage their customers’…

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