Yodel has reduced and capped the amount of parcels it will handle during the Christmas peak, after the high volumes it experienced last year. The parcel carrier confirmed it will deliver a maximum of 4.25 million parcels during its busiest week of the Christmas peak to ensure that it provides a successful service for customers and parcels are not left undelivered. A spokesman confirmed that it had set up four temporary depots at Billingham, East Kilbride, Newbridge and Basildon, also […]
Royal Mail will take on an additional 19,000 employees for the Christmas peak season, 2,600 of whom are intended for its Parcelforce operation.
Yodel has suspended one of its couriers after publication of a YouTube video apparently showing one of its team throwing a parcel containing a Tower of London ceramic poppy over a fence.
Hermes has won a five-year contract extension with plus-size women’s clothing firm JD Williams, for handling UK and cross-border home deliveries. The extended deal, which will run until 2017, will see the parcels firm handling more than 15 million items per year for JD Williams’ 32 brands. Goods will be collected from DCs in Shaw, Greater Manchester and Hadfield, Derbyshire, in a fleet of 15 trailers before being transported to Hermes’ northern hub in Warrington for sorting and onward delivery […]