Tag Archives: parcels

Online shopping sees large spike on Boxing Day – SimilarWeb

As the trend for shopping moves away from the High Street to online retailers, industry analysts SimilarWeb report that Boxing Day (26 December) saw a 16% average increase in business ...

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Royal Mail makes new e-commerce acquisition

As part of a general drive to invest in e-commerce, national postal operator Royal Mail has bought a shipping and parcel data management platform called NetDespatch. This acquisition will support ...

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EC likely to intervene in cross border delivery costs

The European Union was originally set up as a trading bloc between nations in the club. With e-commerce, a new issue has been shown in the charges to customers for ...

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Driverless delivery van trials in London?

There has been much PR and publicity over the idea of flying drones delivering goods to customers. What is more probable and economically viable is the idea of driverless vans ...

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UPS to use RNG fuelled trucks in Memphis

International delivery company UPS is to use Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to power a fleet of heavy vehicles operation in Memphis and Jackson, TN, as part of its drive toward ...

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Is Amazon creating an air freight network?

Though the company never comments publicly on early phase negotiations, it is widely rumoured that Amazon is looking to lease 20, Boeing 767 air freighter jets. This could really harm ...

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Lithuania Post replaces PO Boxes with parcels lockers

When we write about ‘parcel lockers’ at Apex Insight we usually are considering systems whereby a person or company sets up a dedicated parcel locker, perhaps in the US for ...

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Final Christmas shopping weekend going to be good – Metapack

E-commerce delivery management specialist company Metapack is expecting this weekend before Christmas to result in bumper parcels volumes as shoppers do their festive shopping online rather than offline. This year ...

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FedEx reports “solid” Q2 revenues

International delivery company FedEx has reported “solid” earnings for the second quarter (Q2) of 2015. Speaking of FedEx’s earnings over the last quarter, FedEx Chairman Frederick W Smith said, ““FedEx ...

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Hobbs uses Doddle

Women’s clothing retailer Hobbs has announced that it is to work with parcel shop click and collect company Doddle to expand the range of delivery and returns options that it ...

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