UPS has launched a new click and collect service across 600 locations in the UK. The new service, called UPS Access Point, will allow online retail customers to collect and return their parcels at locations such as petrol stations and newsagents. Access Point will also allow high street retailers to use their stores as collection points for items purchased on their websites. UPS began offering the service on the Continent in February 2012 after it acquired Kiala, a Belgium-based firm […]
Yodel and APC Overnight have revealed record volumes over the Christmas period, after investing in infrastructure and staff in 2013.
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
APC Overnight has appointed board member Karl Brown as CEO, replacing former CEO Syed Ziaullah who steps down for personal reasons.