DPD research has revealed that three-quarters (73%) of Brits have ditched their online shop at checkout stage due to restrictive or expensive delivery options. Around 40% of shoppers complained that they are not generally offered a free delivery option, despite the fact this is the preferred choice for three-quarters of consumers. However, a quarter (26%) of shoppers would opt for timed delivery slots above a free service. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “Online cart abandonment costs e-tailers millions of […]
Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic could begin as early as next year, with the logistics industry benefitting from new behaviours that could launch an e-commerce boom and more collaborative ways of working forged during the crisis, according to XPO chief executive Bradley Jacobs.
Parcel carrier DPD has revealed plans to invest £3.7m in four new depots in Smethwick; Sheffield; Snetterton, Norfolk and Billingham, Teesside as part of its £175m strategy to handle increased volumes.
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