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Parcel Delivery Firm DPD Signs Deal for New Base

Wednesday 19 August 2015 - 16:24
Parcel Delivery Firm DPD Signs Deal for New Base

DPD has announced a £6 million investment into a new distribution base in Aberdeen, Scotland. Its prime position makes it ideal for connecting the hub with the rest of Scotland and the UK.

The parcel delivery company DPD has announced that it has signed a deal for the construction of a new distribution base in Scotland.

Built on the outskirts of Aberdeen, the new delivery centre will be based at a 43,000-square-foot office, workshop and yard space recently procured in a 25-year lease d ...read more

New BRC Figures Highlight Online Shopping Trends

Wednesday 19 August 2015 - 16:20
New BRC Figures Highlight Online Shopping Trends

The British Retail Consortium has released figures that show an increase in online sales by 14.7% in July 2015 compared to last year, with an increase also being recorded in high street store sales.

New figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have shown that online sales in July increased by 14.7% when compared to the same month in 2014.

According to this month’s BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales Monitor, in July of this year, online transactions made up 17.6% of all non-food sales, an incre ...read more

Businesses 'Capitalise on Trend for Home Deliveries'

Thursday 13 August 2015 - 11:00
Businesses 'Capitalise on Trend for Home Deliveries'

The new number of commercial vans being registered in the UK has risen by 3.7% in July 2015, which suggests that businesses are investing more money into secure, reliable and speedy methods of delivery to customers.

New figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have shown growth in the commercial vehicles sector, suggesting that businesses across the country are investing more to satisfy people's demands for home delivery services.

Registrations for commercial vehicles rose by 3.7% in Ju ...read more

British Online Retailers Benefit from China Spending Boom

Thursday 13 August 2015 - 11:00
British Online Retailers Benefit from China Spending Boom

A new report has shown that Chinese online shopping figures have drastically increased in the past decade, with a separate report confirming mobile apps are a big factor behind the growth of online shopping. We examine what this could mean for the UK's retail industry.

A new report has revealed that online shoppers in China have expanded their shopping habits to more than 100 countries and regions across the world in the past decade alone.

According to news website AsiaOne, the figures published in The Ten-Year Report on Online Shopping Overseas by g.taobao.com, Ch ...read more

eBay Trials New Delivery Feedback Feature

Monday 27 July 2015 - 13:55
eBay Trials New Delivery Feedback Feature

A new feature on eBay is currently being trialled where some buyers are being asked to leave feedback about the delivery service they received.

Online auction giant eBay has been trialling a new addition to its feedback page, which requires buyers to evaluate the delivery of their order.

The brand new feature, which will reportedly be rolled out to all buyers, allows customers to state whether the order arrived on time or not. A specific est ...read more

UK Online Retail Sales Spike by 18% in June

Monday 27 July 2015 - 13:50
UK Online Retail Sales Spike by 18% in June

After a slump at the start of the year, latest figures from IMRG have shown that online retail sales in the UK have spiked, leading to an 18% increase from June 2014 to June 2015, with mobile sales also on the rise.

Online retail sales in the UK rose by 18% year-on-year in June 2015, according to the latest data from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

Earlier in the year, UK online retailers experienced an unexpected fall, which many attributed to the economic and political uncertainty stirred up by the G ...read more

Black Friday to See Online Demand Quadruple in 2015

Monday 20 July 2015 - 09:00
Black Friday to See Online Demand Quadruple in 2015

A study has found that nearly four times as many people as last year plan to take part in this year's Black Friday online sales in November.

New research commissioned by Yodel has suggested that four times as many people will shop online in this year’s ‘Black Friday’ compared to last year.

The survey, which was conducted by eDigital Research, spoke to 6,371 people and found that 30% of them were planning on shopping online on 27th Novembe ...read more

Switzerland and New Zealand Trial Delivery Drones

Monday 20 July 2015 - 00:00
Switzerland and New Zealand Trial Delivery Drones

Switzerland and New Zealand have announced that they are conducting trials for drone deilvery, although it is not expected to be ready for commercial use for another five years.

The testing of delivery drones has begun outside of the United States, with Switzerland’s postal service confirming last week that it had commenced the testing of unmanned drones making parcel deliveries.

The drones from Swiss Post would be able to carry parcels weighing a maximum of 2.2 pounds and w ...read more

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