UPS predicts that tomorrow (20 December) will be its busiest day of the year with an estimated 28 million packages delivered worldwide. The parcels giant expects to deliver over 12 million more packages on its busiest day than its daily worldwide average of 15.8 million parcels. It anticipates delivering 527 million parcels globally in the four weeks running up to Christmas, a 9.7% increase on 2011’s 480 million. The carrier also expects a surge in return volumes on 3 January, […]
Same-day delivery company CitySprint has said its Christmas peak was later than ever in December, as more online shoppers left their orders to the last minute.
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 […]
A trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in the parcel courier sector has been submitted to BIS by the Institute of Couriers (Ioc) in light of the e-retail boom and upcoming apprenticeship levy.