Royal Mail has bought parcel data management platform NetDespatch as part of its ongoing efforts to boost its technological capabilities. The company already provided some medium-sized Royal Mail customers with shipping labels. It allows carriers to provide their customers with online applications and services that use delivery data, generated from order management and warehouse systems. This is then used to print shipping labels and customs documentation, as well as generate data files. Royal Mail said that the acquisition will complement […]
Yodel has predicted that collaboration between parcel carriers is something that its customers will eventually demand, but Hermes has ruled the notion out.
UPS and TNT Express have submitted remedies to the European Commission to address its competition concerns, extending the review period further. The submission extends the EC’s review period by 15 business days to 5 February 2013. The proposed remedies involve the sale of the business activities and its assets. UPS needs to ensure the long-term viability of these activities and the continuity of service already provided by TNT Express. In order to receive approval, the EC will market-test the remedies. […]