First quarter daily parcel volumes were up 10% at UK Mail, but the firm expects growth to slow this year as it nears capacity. It expects that parcel volumes will level out during the rest of the year, as indicated in May, as the relocation of its Coventry hub to make way for HS2 puts pressure on capacity. Its interim statement covering the period from 1 April to 30 June also revealed that volumes in its mail business were up. […]
Hermes has won a contract extension from River Island, covering home delivery of clothes, shoes and accessories ordered online.
UK Mail has said that it saw a 6% increase in turnover in the first quarter of the year, with a strong performance across its parcels and mail divisions as well as an increase in its UK Pallets division.
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 […]