Home delivery specialist Yodel has gone through some well-publicised growing pains since its creation from the merger of HDNL and the day domestic side of DHL in 2010.Despite halving its losses, it still posted a £67m deficit at the end of June 2012 and had suffered capacity issues during the 2011 Christmas peak as it struggled to cope with the influx of volumes. It was clear that the company needed someone to take the helm and help turn the company around and Yodel […]
DPD has invested £10.2m in opening six new or expanded depots in response to growing parcel volumes.
Yodel delivered over 14 million parcels during the Christmas peak after investing heavily in planning and boosting capacity. The company added that between 1 December and 24 December only a small number of parcels weren’t delivered, in the main where it was unable to gain access to the address or the addressee was unavailable to sign for the delivery. Yodel began investing in peak planning in the spring, including increasing its capacity by opening temporary service centres and 15 contingency […]
Yodel has revealed it will raise its rates as part of a wider strategy to cope with the demands of a rapidly growing e-commerce sector. The courier firm says the surge in internet shopping is leading the need for a highly flexible infrastructure to keep pace with the shifting parcels market, leaving the delivery sector at “saturation point”. As a result, the parcels giant says it will be moving to a six-day a week service as standard, removing a premium […]