Monthly Archives: May 2013

Manned guards: Ensure compliance through the Post Office

Manned guards can soon ensure they are compliant with Security Industry Association (SIA) regulations by applying for their licence through the Post Office. The SIA is currently developing a new and easier way for guards to obtain their license and has signed an agreement with the Post Office to launch the scheme in Autumn. Under […]

UK leading the way in business-to-consumer ecommerce

The UK is leading the way when it comes to business-to-consumer ecommerce, according to new research. A survey from Ecommerce Europe showed total revenues for the sector were up by almost a fifth in 2012, standing at €311.6 billion (£266.4 billion approximately). Of this, €96 billion was generated from Britain, followed by Germany (€50 billion) […]

Delivery sector should prepare as online continues to grow

As the influence of online shopping continues to grow, the delivery sector should prepare for higher volumes and changing customer demands. Research from comparison site showed online is continuing to dominate the retail sector, thanks to the explosion in internet-connected devices. A survey of 2,000 shoppers showed over a third (36 per cent) do […]

Demand increasing for CollectPlus

It is safe to say demand for CollectPlus services is increasing, with the company reporting a rise in transactions and revenue. The firm is now handling 7.7 million transactions a year, with revenue standing at £17.8 million per annum. CollectPlus currently works with more than 210 retail brands – 32 per cent more than the […]

Halfords goes digital as profits tumble

Halfords has announced plans to improve its digital offering in order to boost sales as 90 per cent of online sales are picked up in store. The car and cycling retailer has revealed a focus in online shopping as part of its three year Get Into Gear plan. In the plans, the company outlined how […]

Community nurse numbers fall by 40%

The number of district nurses in England has fallen by 40 per cent in the past ten years, according to official figures. People across the country with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities rely on the care of district nurses, causing the Royal College of Nursing (RNC) chief to describe the state of NHS […]

Online shopping delivers bumper profits to Royal Mail

State-owned logistics group Royal Mail said the boom in online shopping helped it deliver bumper profits this year. Profits soared to £440 million for the year ending March 31st 2013, more than double the £152 million recorded in the previous year. Royal Mail put the leap in profits down to rise of online shopping, which […]

Lone workers face violence and threats

UK’s transport sector is demanding greater protection for lone workers as employees continue to face threats and violence at work. Research carried out by the newly-launched Lone Worker Section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) found that the six million people currently classed as lone workers continue to confront the risk of physical violence, […]

More consumers are heading online

More and more people are turning to online shopping to make fashion and clothing purchases. New research by Pricegrabber conducted from March to April 2013 found that 47 per cent of the 1,000 consumers polled now do the majority of their fashion shopping online. When asked about their shopping trends over the past five years, […]

Online continues to dominate in April

Online shopping continued to dominate the retail sector throughout April, with sales increasing 16 per cent year-on-year. The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index revealed the short spell of warm weather last month served to loosen the purse strings of shoppers and online stores were their chosen outlet. Mobile sales also increased […]