Parcel carrier XDP Express is now offering customers its most specific delivery time information to date, after introducing new route planning software into its operation for the first time. The company, which has a network of 60 franchised depots across the UK, is now able to offer customers an estimated time for delivery or collection from a depot. XDP is using telematics software from Route Monkey to plan routes, which it hopes will help improve vehicle utilisation and reduce costs, […]
Hermes has won Poundland’s new home delivery contract, after the single-priced retailer said it planned to trial an online shopping system earlier this week.
Heathrow-based courier Crossflight has acquired the operations of North London firm DDI Worldwide as part of its expansion strategy. As of today (7 January), Crossflight will run DDI’s express courier, UK overnight and mail services out of its headquarters in Heathrow. Crossflight said the move will be seamless for all of DDI’s customers and the combined company will operate under the Crossflight brand. Crossflight MD Richard Stoughton said: “This important acquisition not only allows us to grow our business further, […]
FedEx Express is now offering customers sending parcels to and from the UK access to its Priority Alert service. Priority Alert and Priority Alert Plus were launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) yesterday [10 October]. The service identifies time-critical, valuable and temperature-sensitive parcels by the use of bright pink tape to ensure they are delivered quickly. Both priority services allow customers to monitor and track their parcel. “Our customers expect agility, speed and reliability for their global […]