Royal Mail Group has warned of overcapacity in the parcel market, which is leading to downward pressure on pricing, despite it handling over one billion items in a financial year for the first time. Parcel volumes at Royal Mail Group rose 3% year-on-year to 1.01 billion items for the year-ending 29 March, but revenue from this business rose by just 1% to £3.19bn as the growth came from low average unit revenue items. It also warned that the parcel market […]
CollectPlus is opening a Parcel Point operation at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, enabling customers to drop-off packages and collect online purchases while shopping. More than 25 million shoppers use Meadowhall each year, and CollectPlus says the new service will help extend and enhance its network of sites located at 4,700 corner shops and petrol stations. Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus – a joint venture between parcels giant Yodel and Pay Point – says: “For Meadowhall’s busy shoppers and […]
Halfords has become the latest retailer to sign up to the DPD PickUp scheme.