DPD has launched a 15 minute delivery window for online fashion retailer ASOS to cut down on the number of failed deliveries. The ‘Follow My Parcel’ service, which was developed in partnership with the retailer, is an extension of DPD’s Predict service which launched last year. Like Predict, customers will receive a text message or email on the day of delivery informing them of a one-hour timeslot for delivery. Customers will then be invited to track the delivery driver in […]
A fire that destroyed stock at Asos’s Norbert Dentressangle-operated DC in Barnsley is currently under investigation by police.
TNT Express saw a 13% drop in EMEA operating profit in the third quarter, despite a 3,2% turnover rise, due to “challenging trading conditions in Europe”. The parcel firm, which last week received a statement of objections from the European Commission ahead of its acquisition by UPS, did not perform as well in its EMEA operations as it had during the same period in 2011, its Q3 trading results revealed. Reported operating profit margins fell from 6.4% in Q3 2011 […]
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.