Monthly Archives: June 2014


Parcelforce Worldwide to commence Sunday deliveries

Parcelforce Worldwide, the express parcels business of Royal Mail Group, will be launching a new Sunday delivery service, becoming the first national parcel carrier to delivery seven days a week.       The new offering is designed to provide added delivery choice for online shoppers buying goods from participating retailers, with consumers able to order items […]

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Boosting consumer communication in home delivery

Customer experience offers the latest way for online retailers to differentiate themselves as they compete for the hearts and minds of the often hard to please and demanding consumer. Therefore, consumer communication remains a key challenge for home delivery supply chains faced with how best to meet and manage their expectations while keeping costs to […]


Doddle to commence nationwide roll-out

Doddle, the parcel collection and delivery service located at railway stations, is to open 300 locations over the next three years following a successful trial in Milton Keynes. The first five shops will be situated at London Waterloo, Bromley South, Brighton, Chelmsford and London Cannon Street in dedicated retail units within the stations or within […]

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Parcelforce to expand cross-border returns service

Parcelforce Worldwide, Royal Mail’s express parcels business, has announced plans to extend its Global Priority Return service to a further 10 countries in Europe. The fully-tracked service is for UK online retailers that are selling to customers abroad and offers an effective way for consumers to send back any unwanted purchases. Parcelforce already provides the […]

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TNT Express expansion in North West Spain

TNT Express has opened a new branch in the Espíritu Santo en Colloto area of Oviedo to increase capacity and strengthen the company’s presence in the Asturias region of north-west Spain.   The new facility will provide 4,500 sq m of capacity, serving 12 distribution routes and initially handling 5,000 shipments a week, with double […]


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Shield Group clinches Bournemouth Uni security deal

The Shield Group has been awarded a £3.6 million contract by Bournemouth University for the provision of a security solution across its two campuses. The 10-year deal will include 13 skilled security guards to patrol the sites, with key responsibilities for all static guarding, reception services, entrance protection and car park management. Security at a […]


DPD to launch Saturday parcel delivery in Germany

DPD Germany is introducing Saturday deliveries to its standard services. The parcel carrier will launch the service to 30 per cent of the German population in the autumn, having run successful trials, before rolling it out across the rest of Germany in early 2015. The development underlines the company’s growth targets in the business-to-consumer market, […]