John Lewis has announced it plans to introduce a £2 surcharge on click and collect deliveries under the value of £30, having said it can’t afford to continue to offer the service for free. The scheme, launched in 2008, sees six million orders collected from stores every year, compared to 350,000 a year when the scheme began. The new charges are being introduced to help meet the cost of transporting smaller, individual items, which the retailer said are becoming overwhelming. […]
Hermes has been awarded a two year extension on its contract with shoe retailer Clarks, which has seen it deliver three million parcels for the company since it won the contract in 2012.
Arrow XL has spent £500,000 on 19 new double deck trailers for its fleet, which it said will provide greater efficiencies in terms of fleet capacity, fuel economy and environmental footprint.
Yodel has launched its first collection and delivery service aimed at small businesses and consumers to meet demand.