City Link is launching two new cross-border packet delivery services as it continues with its plans to become a ‘one stop shop’ for customers. Its untracked service, called Citypack Worldwide, is available now, while a tracked packet service will be launched later in the summer. Both will be powered by Belgium’s bpost International and will offer delivery aims of 3-5 working days for the EU, 3-7 working days to the rest of Europe and 5-10 working days for the rest […]
Royal Mail Group has warned of overcapacity in the parcel market, which is leading to downward pressure on pricing, despite it handling over one billion items in a financial year for the first time.
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, […]