CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 couriers ahead of its Christmas peak. In response to a 318.7% increase in parcel volumes last December, compared to the monthly average for the rest of the year, it is hoping to take on additional delivery staff to handle what it predicts will be an even larger peak. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: “We’re anticipating that this will be our busiest Christmas yet, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make […]
City Link appointed administrators on Christmas Eve, temporarily suspending all operations over Christmas, citing continued “substantial losses over several years” and admitted it would be unable to accept new parcels due to the further losses it would incur.
UK Mail has opened a new depot in Middleton, Greater Manchester, in response to growing demand from both B2B and B2C parcel customers.
Royal Mail has warned for a second time that competition from other carriers, this time Amazon’s own delivery network, will damage its growth prospects.