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On-demand Delivery Service Launched In London

The service is already running in the US and is based on the Shyp model, the company aim to “bring digital convenience to the first mile of a package’s journey”. The company said that it has raised £100,000 in early investments from angel investors, with a round of seed funding expected shortly. The way it works is that customers take a picture of the item they would like to send…

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AJG Parcels Deal Allows Them To Compete In The eCommerce Parcel Market

In 20 years AJG parcels have gone from delivering 20 parcels a day to 9,000. In a year this is around 3 million parcels, the company has 140 staff members and has a fleet of 100 vehicles which are all equipped with GPS. Latest available accounts show that the business made a pre-tax profit of £1.65m in the year to the end of June 2014, on turnover of £8.75m. Menzies…

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Will an on-board off-peak parcel service increase the revenue?

On the 15 June at a Rail Engineers seminar the Minister said that UK had seen a “remarkable rise” in rail freight however also stated that the infrastructure had suffered from a lack of investment. Looking forward, the new government are determined that with new opportunities things will turn around to make the industry grow and become more profitable Increasing the rail’s share of the Haulage market is bound to…

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The Man On The Street May Soon Be Delivering Your Amazon Parcels

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal Amazon are developing an app that would pay participating members of the public to deliver goods. This scheme is one of many which Amazon are developing to try and cut cost in their delivery sector as it is one of the most expensive costs within their company. Amazon is planning on calling the delivery program ‘On My Way’ internally, however before…

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Royal Mail Issues Cautious Outlook

Royal Mail results show they achieved growth of 1% revenue with their domestic parcels; the growth was helped mainly by its European parcel business GLS. This counteracted the decrease in letters that are being sent which had a 1% decrease in revenue. European parcels business GLS saw its revenue rise 7% year-on-year, ahead of expectations to £1.65bn, while operating profit rose 6.4% to £115m. Volumes were up 8% year-on-year at…

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Polish Post granting access to its delivery network to rivals InPost

The law in Poland and other European states is such that the designated postal service must allow other postal providers access to certain parts of its delivery network. This was made a requirement, as in an industry that was dominated by the state owned services, it was important to allow other providers in to spur on competition. The Polish Post has agreed to allow InPost access to thousands of roadside…

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Doddle’s New App For Andriod

Doddle, which is the purple network of parcel stores run by National Railtargeting commuters have released the Android version of its free app. There is already an iOS version for the app which was launched in November 2014 and has been downloaded by 15% of its membership base and is used more than 1,000 times a week. The App also includes touch ID security for a quicker and safer login.…

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GeoPost Launches New Brand Identity

DPD and Interlink Express brand owner GeoPost, not only released impressive 2014 results today but it has also showcased the new branding for the “DPDgroup” in an effort to push global expansion. Impressive Results President of GeoPost, announced that 2014 saw the company grow its volumes by 10.7% and increase turnover by 13.3% to 4.9 billion euros, cementing its Number 2 position in the European Courier Express and Parcels (CEP)…

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Germany’s E-commerce Growth Increases

Bundesverband E-commerce und Versandhandel Deutschland latest study shows that the German population spent 49 billion euros via distance selling last year, this was mainly from internet e-commerce. Online shopping grew by 7 percent, which was well above the rest of the growth in the retail sector. When BEVH looked at the online and traditional mail order sales from last year they found that 41.9 billion was made in online commerce…

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InPost Expands Its Network of Parcel Lockers

InPost are expanding its network of parcel locker terminals in the Ukraine. By the end of the month InPost will have installed new automated parcel collection and drop off points in over 16 locations in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Kiev will now hold a total of 40 machines due to this expansion. The “easyPack” machines, will allow customers to have more flexibility when shopping online as it will allow them…

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