Building work for DPD’s £100m East Midlands parcel hub is likely to begin in August, following the granting of planning approval. The project, which will form part of the £175m investment in its hubs and depots revealed last year, will see a 330,000 ft² hub developed on the 33-acre site close to J1 on the M69 Hinckley, Leicestershire. The carrier expects that the hub will be fully operational for 2015 and estimates that it will increase overnight sorting capacity by […]
DPD research has revealed that three-quarters (73%) of Brits have ditched their online shop at checkout stage due to restrictive or expensive delivery options. Around 40% of shoppers complained that they are not generally offered a free delivery option, despite the fact this is the preferred choice for three-quarters of consumers. However, a quarter (26%) of shoppers would opt for timed delivery slots above a free service. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “Online cart abandonment costs e-tailers millions of […]
DPDGroup is to roll out its Precise service, which allows customers to pick an hour-long delivery slot, to more customers later this year.
Menzies Distribution is looking increasingly towards the parcels market as it looks to diversify the business to offset falling revenues from its core newspaper distribution business.