Crawley-based Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has launched a suite of products it claims will make it easier for retailers to manage their interaction with parcel carriers. GFS said that faced with an ever-increasing volume of parcels, primarily generated by online retail, some parcel operators have attempted to manage the strain on infrastructure by setting limits on the number of items which they are prepared to carry. This was seen last month Yodel said it had capped the amount of parcels […]
Retail deliveries for same day courier CitySprint doubled over the Christmas peak, in comparison to 2011’s figures. The firm handled over a quarter of a million retail deliveries during December, its busiest Christmas peak to date, experiencing its largest volumes on Thursday 18 December. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said home retail delivery order volumes were maintained up until Christmas Eve, showing that last minute Christmas shopping was not confined to the high street. It recruited an additional 300 couriers to […]
Turkey farmer and supplier Bernard Matthews has renewed its storage and distribution contract with XPO Logistics for a further three years.
A 15% surge in online retail returns is expected to be handled by parcel carriers today (6 December), following the high volumes processed on ‘Cyber Monday’. A peak in the number of items being returned is expected to be handled on ‘Boomerang Thursday’, CollectPlus research has revealed. The firm found that a quarter of online shoppers are happy to return items today as they are confident they will receive replacements before Christmas. Software firm MetaPack revealed that over 2 million […]