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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PayPal sneaks out buy-now-pay-later option

PayPal sneaks out buy-now-pay-later option

With no prior announcement – officially at any rate – PayPal is reported to have started letting buyers use a service which means payment for items bought online can be delayed for a short time. The quiet roll-out of the service has come a mere eight months after the service was originally slated for introduction in the UK. Nevertheless some online shoppers – among them Chris Dawson at Tamebay.com – have reported being shown a…

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John Lewis To Charge For Click And Collect

John Lewis To Charge For Click And Collect

John Lewis has said it will start charging to use its click and collect service, where customers buy goods online and pick them up in store. The charge of £2 will begin on 28 July, but will only apply to goods costing less than £30. The department store, which announced the move on Wednesday, said the current system was “unsustainable”. It said it handles six million click and collect orders a year, up from 350,000…

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River Island Makes Returns A Doddle For Customers

River Island Makes Returns A Doddle For Customers

UK fashion retailer signs up to Doddle’s innovative click and commute model River Island has partnered with Doddle, the network of purple parcel stores, to offer free returns for online customers, with click and collect through Doddle launching later in the year. The partnership will allow River Island shoppers to return their online purchases quickly and free of charge through Doddle stores, which are conveniently located in and around major train stations and high-footfall areas…

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iForce Wins New Manufacturing Logistics Contract with Mayborn Group

iForce Wins New Manufacturing Logistics Contract with Mayborn Group

iForce, the fulfilment, reverse logistics and software technology specialist, has secured a long-term contract with Mayborn Group to supply fulfilment and logistics  services from its site at Corby in Northamptonshire. The agreement sees the No. 1 brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain relocate its UK & EMEA serviced logistics operation away from its headquarters in Northumberland to better serve its strategy for future growth in Europe and worldwide. Mayborn Group, 2015 winner of Corporate…

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HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV Set to Launch New E-commerce Option

HMV is planning to launch an e-commerce website in the next few weeks, which will allow the public to purchase from them online for the first time since they went into administration in 2013. Two years ago the media high street giant collapsed after struggling with £170 million of debt. More than 220 shops and 4,000 jobs were put at risk until the company was rescued by restructuring firm Hilco three months after going into…

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Delivery Experts Wish Retailers Many Fewer Unhappy Returns

Delivery Experts Wish Retailers Many Fewer Unhappy Returns

Fastlane International warns misguided sales tactics are undermining success of home deliveries The growth in home deliveries has cut car journeys, eased congestion and lowered emissions, visitors to Multimodal 2015, the UK’s largest freight and transport event, heard this week. However, global couriers Fastlane International warned that the escalating level of customer returns is threatening to undermine the environmental benefits of internet shopping. Speaking at Multimodal 2015, held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, Fastlane International’s…

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Poundworld Announces Parcel Delivery Prices as it Launches Online Store

Poundworld Announces Parcel Delivery Prices as it Launches Online Store

High street bargain store Poundworld has launched its very own online shopping site in the form of Poundworld Plus. The huge e-commerce website will stock more than 4,000 products all for the price of £1, including well-known brands such as Coca Cola and Colgate toothpaste, and goods ranging from groceries and household items to garden furniture and mobile phones. Customers will also have the chance to purchase multi-item deals for more than £1, but these…

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Poundworld Unveils E-Commerce Website

Poundworld Unveils E-Commerce Website

Poundworld has launched its new e-commerce website Poundworld Plus as it looks to drive growth across Europe. The new site will offer over 4,000 products including household brands such as Colgate, Coca Cola and Johnsons, all at the price of £1. In addition, there will be over 1,000 multi-price deals for over £1 that will be available exclusively to buy online. Items will range from garden furniture to pet food, licensed Minions merchandise to mobile phones…

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Sainsbury’s Reaction To Changing Consumer Habits

Sainsbury’s Reaction To Changing Consumer Habits

Sainsbury’s is planning to convert shop space, comparable to nearly 40 supermarkets. The supermarket chain will swap food for non-food in an attempt to act on declining grocery sales, Sainsbury’s CFO John Rogers said yesterday. The Big Four grocer has pinpointed 1.5m sq ft of space across the UK, which makes up 6% of its portfolio, that isn’t necessarily needed for food because customers are making the switch to convenience stores, the discounters, and dotcom….

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