Royal Mail has warned for a second time that competition from other carriers, this time Amazon’s own delivery network, will damage its growth prospects. In its half-year results, the company estimated that its total number of parcel deliveries in the UK should increase by 4% a year in the medium term, but said the impact of Amazon increasingly delivering its own parcels could reduce this growth to 1-2%. Back in June Royal Mail called for Ofcom to protect it from […]
Morrisons’ agreement with Ocado to use its new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Erith, London, is far from a done deal.
Menzies Distribution has snapped up Inverness-based AJG Parcels in a £7.5m deal that allows it to enter the e-commerce parcel market.
This year has seen many companies in the parcels sector thrive as carriers move record volumes and consumers continue to do more of their shopping online. But while this has encouraged some parcel carriers to invest heavily in their networks and offer more services to their customers, 2013 has also bought with it more challenges for many operators who have struggled to keep apace with the rapidly changing industry. Motortransport.co.uk has compiled a list of the biggest stories in that […]