Royal Mail app sizes parcels for correct postage

Parcel sizing has been added to the Royal Mail app. The augmented reality (AR) technology has been added alongside an Alexa ‘skill’ for parcel tracking. The AR parcel sizing measuring tool is the first for a UK delivery company. Available on AR enabled devices, it enables customers to purchase the correct postage for the item, ...

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iParcelBox shows growth in doorstep parcel thefts

Secure domestic parcel box company iParcelBox has published research suggesting that doorstep thefts of e-commerce parcels have grown by 22% in the last three years. 

iParcelBox sent Freedom of Information ...

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UPS orders 6,000 CNG trucks

UPS has signalled its direction with regard reducing CO2 emissions by ordering more than 6,000 natural gas fuelled trucks beginning in 2020 and on to 2022. 

 The $450 million ...

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Posti offers C2C parcel carbon offsetting

Customers of Finnish Posti can now offset their postage carbon emissions. Posti is offering the service alongside the non-profit, Compensate Foundation. 
 The postal operator has calculated that one domestic ...

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Pierre Winand to leave bpost for family reasons

Bpost North American parcels & logistics head Pierre Winand is to leave his job at the end of the year for family reasons. Winand started at bpost in 2006 as ...

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Yamato Logistics signs up ZigZag Global for returns

Japanese logistics and final mile company Yamato Transport has taken on its first returns management solution in ZigZag Global. 
 With ZigZag Global, Yamato will collect returns direct from customers’ ...

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Colliers – Logistics rents growing due to demand

Warehousing rents are set to grow by 4% in 2019 according to property advisors Colliers. This is despite the current economic jitters that have impacted growth in other sectors. Colliers’ ...

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Amazon to open first Idaho FC

The central US state of Idaho is to have its first Amazon fulfilment centre operational early next year. There will be around 1,000 new jobs, with staff working alongside Amazon’s ...

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Inpax loses Amazon delivery contract

US last mile delivery company Inpax Final Mile Delivery is to lay off 718 jobs from various facilities across the US thanks to Amazon ending a delivery contract with it. ...

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Southend Airport to be an Amazon parcel hub?

Stobart Group owned Southend Airport is believed to have struck a deal with Amazon to be a parcel air freight hub. Southend Airport announced it is launching a service providing ...

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