FedEx Express has increased the coverage of its SenseAware service, which monitors the conditions needed to transport environmentally-sensitive goods. The service, which has previously been operating in the UK and Ireland, has been expanded to cover deliveries to, from, and within 14 more countries on the Continent. It is aimed at customers in the healthcare industry and monitors temperature, light exposure, relative humidity, shock, and barometric pressure. Parcels can also be tracked as the expansion coincides with the roll-out of […]
Royal Mail has said it delivered a “resilient performance in challenging markets” despite its group profit falling by a third in the last year.
DPD is expanding a number of its sites and investing in a new sorting hub and depots to handle increased demand from online retailers. The £175m investment, which follows a period of growth after the launch of its Predict service, includes a £12m investment in building 10 new depots, £20m of funding to upgrade its Sheffield and Thetford depots, as well as opening a £100m East Midlands sorting hub. The expansion is expected to create 1,500 full-time jobs. A spokesman […]
A quarter of SME online retailers plan to focus on improving their delivery and returns processes in 2013 as the sector becomes more competitive. A study commissioned by Royal Mail revealed that small online retailers will prioritise improving their delivery and returns services above improving the range and quality of products they sell and pricing more competitively. Over half of the small e-tailers questioned saw an increase in sales last year. Some 64% are confident that sales will rise in […]