With annual shopping spike dates of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas fast approaching, new research shows that consumers are looking for convenience as well as visibility and control over their parcel delivery. New research commissioned by leading parcel data management platform NetDespatch, reveals that 78% of consumers are now choosing alternative delivery options for their goods such as lockers, convenience stores,..

Dreams, the UK’s leading bed specialist, has adopted Paragon’s fleXipod electronic proof of delivery system to further enhance its customer-centric order fulfilment operation. The software will be used by the retailer’s two-man delivery teams, responsible for handling more than 12,000 orders each week, to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and delivery success. This will be achieved by improving communications on the day of delivery,...

A Scottish transport expert has welcomed the fuel duty freeze, however had hoped to see a cut in the tax along with a more rounded approach to making electric vehicles a realistic solution for businesses.Jerry Stewart, Fellow of the Institute of Couriers and Co-Director of Eagle Couriers, Scotland’s largest independent courier firm, has responded to Philip Hammond’s statement.He said: “With a weak pound and prices creeping up at the pumps,...

Alongside existing investors, the strategic investment was led by BillerudKorsnäs Venture AB, a subsidiary to BillerudKorsnäs, which offers smart and sustainable solutions for the global packaging market. This investment is part of a long-term objective by BillerudKorsnäs to seek synergies by investing in early-stage companies having innovative packaging-related solutions. The funding and global support will help Hanhaa expand its team and allow it to focus on bringing its innovative ParceLive service to market.