The US retail phenomenon Black Friday is here to stay in the UK, and this year it is going to be four times bigger, Yodel executive chairman Dick Stead has warned. In 2014, online sales promotions such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday saw an unprecedented and unexpected boom in demand for retailers as shoppers took advantage of low prices in the lead up to Christmas. As a result, some firms, Yodel included, admitted to being unable to handle the […]
Yodel has thanked its new control centre and leadership team for a successful peak period, which saw its TrustPilot score increase despite higher parcel volumes and adverse weather.
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]