Yodel has opened a new 50,000ft² service centre in Basildon, Essex and upgraded two further sites at Aberdeen and Ipswich in a bid to boost its operational efficiency. The permanent new site on the Burnt Mills Industrial Estate in Basildon is expected to deliver around 14,500 parcels a day in the run-up to Christmas. Seventy van drivers operate from the centre, supported by 54 office and warehouse staff. Meanwhile, Yodel’s Aberdeen site has been extended following the acquisition of an […]
DX Group sales and marketing director Paul Doble has warned that online retailers are in danger of overwhelming capacity on their distribution networks in the run up to Christmas. Financial services firm Experian has predicted a 36% rise in online retail visits today and Doble said retailers should re-assess their delivery capabilities. Carriers are offering collection two working days before Christmas. TNT Express, DPD, FedEx, Hermes and UK Mail all said that 21 December is the last day they can […]
Yodel executive chairman Dick Stead has stressed the need for retailers and carriers to rethink the way they handle unexpected additional volume during seasonal peaks.
Hope Construction Materials has rebranded six of its cement tankers to mark the advent period.