Royal Mail Local Collect network extended

1,222 new collection points for the Royal Mail Local Collect have been opened at delivery offices across the UK. The network already has 10,500 collection points at Post Offices around the country. Amazon will be the first company to use the new collection points, though SMEs and contract customers have been able to use the ...

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Trimble buys PocketMobile

Global positioning system specialist Trimble has bought Stockholm based PocketMobile, an enterprise mobile workforce solutions provider with a number of high profile clients in postal services, logistics, security and field ...

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Connect Group turnover benefits from buying Tuffnells

UK distribution company Connect Group saw higher turnover this financial year after buying parcel freight business Tuffnells. Though profits were down, revenues increased significantly due to Tuffnells input, and this ...

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Amazon to buy out remaining 75% stake of Colis Prive

Amazon is about to buy the final 75% of the French parcel delivery company Colis Prive. Earlier this year the online shopping giant bought a 25% stake in the delivery ...

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Argos to run eBay delivery service

UK high street giant Argos and online marketplace eBay have agreed a deal whereby consumer sellers can send their goods to buyers by dropping them off at a local Argos ...

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Alibaba opens new European offices

Chinese manufacturer to worldwide market marketplace Alibaba is to open new offices in a number of countries in Europe according to the Wall Street Journal. The business, which attracted $9.3 ...

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Different online shoppers do different things in different nations – Global Online Shopping Study

According to the second Global Online Shopping Study from Pitney Bowes, people from different countries shop online differently. Understanding how these differences occur is key for a company that wishes ...

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Ikea France signals move toward e-commerce instead of shop openings

Home furnishings giant Ikea France has signalled it may slow down its rate of shop openings in favour of concentrating on its e-commerce business. This follows Ikea Australia doing a ...

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August Bluetooth lock and app launched

San Francisco startup August has launched a new Bluetooth lock and app system that will enable couriers to deliver goods into a home even when the resident is away from ...

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Industrial distributors need to adapt their selling model according to UPS study

International delivery business UPS has conducted a study into the way that businesses buy their goods from distributors. The UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics Study found that many manufacturers are selling ...

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