A quarter of internet shoppers have a next-day delivery subscription, Royal Mail has found, and warned retailers that they must keep up with demand for fast, free delivery to retain their customers. Of the quarter of online shoppers that do pay for a delivery subscription, 76% are members of Amazon Prime. The report by the carrier also revealed that online shoppers made 80% of their total purchases on the internet in 2017, excluding groceries. The figure is a notable rise […]
UK Mail plans to relocate its national hub from Birmingham to Coventry after reaching an agreement with the DfT over its High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) plans.
ByBox has secured a partnership with Big Yellow Self Storage, as part of a £2m investment to expand its network of parcel locker boxes across the UK. Nine new ByBox locker terminals have already been rolled out at Big Yellow’s sites in Camberly, Hounslow, West Norwood, North Kensington, Battersea, Birmingham, Fulham, Sutton and Watford with further locations in the pipeline. Launched in 2010, ByBox operates a network of secure locker terminals at 400 locations in retail parks, supermarkets, shopping centres, […]
Last month MT exclusively revealed that Yodel chief executive Jonathan Smith is to leave the parcels firm after two years in charge of the combined DHL Express Domestic UK and HDNL (not to mention 18 months in charge of the DHL business alone). Smith’s CV shows more than 20 years’ experience in parcels, including a spell as chief executive of City Link – before its problematic take-over of Target Express – and a regional director role at British Rail’s parcels […]