Category Archives : Postal Services

Post Danmark boosts flexible parcel delivery service

Post Danmark has expanded its flexible parcel delivery service to around one million Danish residents who currently live in flats or apartment blocks. The state-owned postal operator said the extension of its Modtagerflex (flexible delivery) service will make it easier for more people to receive items purchased online.   The solution has already been available […]

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Skillweb wins at Motorola Solutions Empower Circle Awards

The Motorola Solutions Empower Circle Award recognises innovative UK Software vendor for outstanding performance   High Wycombe, UK – March 14, 2014 — Skillweb, the innovative provider of SmartTask, the industry leading software to manage workforce performance and track the movement of goods, has been named a Motorola Solutions Empower Circle winner for 2013. This […]

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December 23rd volumes will be high for online delivery

As confidence in couriers and carriers increases among consumers, Britons are leaving their online Christmas shopping until much later. Consequently, according to a study from Verdict, Monday December 23rd will be one of the highest days for parcel volumes. In fact, it is even been called ‘Mad Monday’. To cope, delivery firms will need to […]

Temporary staff crucial to tackle potential strike disruptions this Xmas

Parcel delivery firms must factor in potential disruptions from Royal Mail strike action when recruiting additional staff for the Christmas period. It is expected that workers from the recently privatised postal company will protest the move around the festive season, meaning other couriers and carriers will need to step into the breach to minimise disruption. […]

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What to expect from the TC55

On October 1st Motorola launched the TC55 touch computer in partnership with Skillweb. The SmartTask product suite, including SmartTask for Security and SmartTask POD, is among the first to be validated for the device, making it the ideal, durable solution for businesses looking for proof of attendance or delivery software. But what can you expect […]

How important is delivery for boosting retail revenue?

L’Oreal has announced it is aiming to increase its annual direct ecommerce revenues to €300 million (£255 million approximately) in 2016 from €250 million. However, it’s focus on delivery as part of a strategy to drive growth is minimal at best. Consequently, the question has to be asked ‘how important is delivery for boosting retail […]

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4G mobile network to boost online shopping – good news for delivery sector

The delivery sector in the UK should prepare itself for heightened demand in the future, following the release of research showing that the high-speed 4G mobile network will boost the British retail industry by an estimated £1.8 billion. A study commissioned by eBay Europe revealed that the rollout of faster broadband will attract more and […]

How important are delivery options to consumers?

Consumers may not be as interested in having multiple delivery options as initially thought. Research by Rakuten indicates that reliability, retailer prices and product choice are the three most important factors for online shoppers. In fact, delivery choice was named by less than a third (29 per cent) of consumers worldwide as a major issue. […]

Significant growth predicted for UK online retail

UK online retail sales are expected to grow significantly between now and 2017, according to a new report. Forrester’s European Online Retail Forecast 2012-2017 revealed that the sector will increase transactions by ten per cent per annum to reach a total of €64 billion (£54.7 billion) in 2017. This is a dramatic rise from just […]