New Hermes Play Technology Is Used By M&S To Promote Festive Knitwear On Customer Parcels

New Hermes Play Technology Is Used By M&S To Promote Festive Knitwear On Customer Parcels

Hermes, one of the UK’s leading consumer delivery companies, is delighted to announce that Marks & Spencer is its first retail partner to use its unique new video technology – Hermes Play.  The clever tech allows videos to be played on parcel labels using augmented reality that can be accessed by downloading the Hermes App. For retailers, Hermes Play adds a commercial opportunity to parcels, as the promotional videos can also be accessed throughout the…

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December retail footfall will fall 50% despite 24-hour shopping

December retail footfall will fall 50% despite 24-hour shopping

Debenhams can’t expect a Christmas miracle.  The High Street’s ‘Welcome-Back Wednesday’ will do little to ease the surge in online shopping, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It says the end of the first lockdown proved a damp squib for town centre stores and Arcadia and floundering Debenhams shouldn’t pin their hopes on a last-minute Christmas bounce-back.  The news that the Government is clearing the way for stores to be open 24 hours a day…

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Retailers are making final Christmas order dates earlier

Retailers are making final Christmas order dates earlier

Don’t leave shopping too late, urges ParcelHero This Christmas, shoppers need to be more organised than ever before. Stores are setting earlier final online order dates, warns the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero. Its new Christmas deadline tool will help savvy shoppers avoid the lockdown logjam.  The impact of Covid on delivery networks means the trend for ever-later Christmas final order dates will be reversed this year, warns the parcel price comparison site ParcelHero. Help is…

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Leading Mattress Specialist Chooses ArrowXL

Leading Mattress Specialist Chooses ArrowXL

ArrowXL, the leading 2-person delivery company, has secured a significant commercial client during a busy and unprecedented time in the market. Specialising in the collection and delivery of large goods from some of the UK’s biggest manufacturers, ArrowXL is now delivering for mattress and sleep accessory specialist OTTY Sleep. The contract, signed during lockdown, has seen ArrowXL provide storage in their Wigan head office as well as delivering award winning-mattresses, pillows and bed frames for…

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Missguided Ramp Up Contact-Free Collection Service With Inpost Locker Takeover

Missguided Ramp Up Contact-Free Collection Service With Inpost Locker Takeover

Leading online fast fashion retailer Missguided has today announced a UK ‘locker takeover’ in collaboration with locker delivery brand InPost. The collaboration will see 180 of InPost’s lockers around the UK fully branded with eye-catching Missguided visuals in the run up to Christmas and beyond. The aim of the takeover is to raise awareness of this safe and contact-free delivery and returns option that’s available to Missguided customers. As well as 24/7 access and ultra-convenience,…

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Why delivery needs to become your next USP

Why delivery needs to become your next USP

If there’s one thing the Amazon Prime model of business has taught us, it’s that convenience matters. People don’t buy from Amazon just for the product mix; often sector specific or local marketplaces can offer more choice and competitive prices. What drives people back is the ability to get hold of a product within days or even hours of purchasing it. Plus, they know exactly when the delivery is coming and can plan their day…

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John Lewis look to Access XL for bespoke lifting solution

John Lewis look to Access XL for bespoke lifting solution

Central Transport, the fleet engineering department of John Lewis Partnership has risen to a number of delivery challenges at their Oxford Street store by fitting Access XL Multi-Deck tail lifts to their urban double-deck trailers, for dock and kerbside deliveries. Delivering to both the store front and rear, the urban double-deckers required a two-stage lifting solution which could handle access to cargo on two levels while being able to stow away at the half-way point…

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AO Open Huge New Warehouse In Stoke

AO Open Huge New Warehouse In Stoke

Online electricals retailer AO is opening its third warehouse in four months as it continues to expand its logistics network at lightening speed. The site is the largest warehouse of the three, adding over 275,000 sq ft of distribution space to their portfolio with the premises at G-Park in Stoke-on-Trent.  In recent months, AO has acquired over half a million sq ft of new warehousing space across Cheshire and Staffordshire to ensure it has the…

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Going out in its Prime? The final Prime Day before Brexit will create a £1bn Christmas in October

Going out in its Prime? The final Prime Day before Brexit will create a £1bn Christmas in October

October’s 48-hour Prime Day bonanza will top $10bn worldwide, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It predicts UK shoppers will spend a record amount snapping up early Christmas gifts before Amazon’s strict new Brexit rules kick in. Amazon’s Prime Day 48-hour shopping fest, which takes place 13-14 October, will see shoppers spend over $10bn worldwide, forecasts the home delivery expert ParcelHero. It says 15 million Brits look set to splash £1bn in early Christmas shopping…

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Livestream Commerce Sure To Sweep The UK Very Soon

Livestream Commerce Sure To Sweep The UK Very Soon

Livestream shopping grew by 150% and was watched by 400 million shoppers in China last year. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says Amazon Live is already streaming in the USA and livestream commerce is sure to sweep the UK very soon. Livestream shopping presenters have become social media superstars in China, as half a billion online shoppers tuned in to spend $63bn on livestream shows last year. The e-commerce delivery specialist ParcelHero believes it’s a…

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