DPD has launched a customer returns service in conjunction with Hermes, extending the parcel carriers’ seven-year relationship. The recently-launched service will utilise Hermes’ myHermes ParcelShops network by offering DPD customers the opportunity to return unwanted goods by dropping their parcel off at convenience stores. Hermes will then collect parcels from the stores daily. The carriers’ have worked together since 2006 to deliver DPD’s Homecall service, with Hermes providing a 2-5 day home delivery service for DPD. The firms also plan […]
Online retail giant Amazon has predicted that the busiest day for online shopping orders will be Monday 2 December, which is likely to trigger an increase in volumes handled by parcel carriers.
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]