Royal Mail: the UK loves to sell used goods on marketplaces

A Royal Mail survey of 3,000 UK adults shows that two thirds of them sell on their used goods online, sending and receiving an average of seven parcels a month. A quarter of those surveyed claimed that selling online is their main source of income. In a statement issued, Royal Mail said that: ‘The love ...

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New Zealand Post to close mail processing centre

New Zealand Post is to close a key mail processing centre thanks to a significant drop in volumes. The postal operator will shed almost 60 jobs. Some 20 years ago, ...

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PostNL looks at employee retention measures

PostNL is to offer permanent contracts to of its mail delivery staff, including those already used by the postal operator and any new staff who will take on that role. ...

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CEO of Gopuff defends business approach

In a blog on LinkedIn, fast delivery company Gopuff founder Rafael Ilishayev has defended his company’s business model after questions about the future of the industry. The fast-convenience-and-restaurant-delivery industry grew ...

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Collect+ sees Amazon Prime Day surge

UK pick-up/drop-off (PUDO) network Collect+ saw a 20% surge in parcel collections during the Amazon Prime Day event in mid July. Across the more than 10,000 Collect+ stores, customers picked ...

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FedEx and Berkshire Grey expand partnership

Supply chain automation solutions provider Berkshire Grey and FedEx Corp have announced they have expanded their strategic relationship. Under the agreement, Berkshire Grey will provide more AI robotic automation capabilities ...

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UPS tries to make bigger deliveries in fewer drops

UPS will endeavour to deliver more parcels at the same time to reduce the amount of deliveries it makes to the same address, thereby reducing costs. A pilot is going ...

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Seattle imposes 15% fee cap on restaurant delivery businesses

Seattle’s City Council has voted to implement a permanent 15% cap on fees restaurant delivery businesses charge restaurants. This follows San Francisco City Council doing similar last year. The cap ...

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Royal Mail adds 3,000th EV van to fleet

Royal Mail has put its 3,000th electric delivery van into operation. The roll out of electric vans has been at over 70 delivery offices across many cities with low emissions ...

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Just Eat fails to make Ireland drivers employees

Amidst financial turmoil and job cuts at Just Eat, its Ireland based business has signalled no immediate plans to make its riders employees despite its promise in 2020 to do ...

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