Halfords has become the latest retailer to sign up to the DPD PickUp scheme. Selected Halfords stores will be branded with the DPD PickUp logo (pictured). When DPD’s new collection strategy launches in June, customers will have the option of having parcels delivered to a selection of Halfords stores across the UK as an alternative to home delivery. Rowlands and Numark Pharmacists will also act as collection points in the network, which was originally announced in January, although DPD hopes […]
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
Rising parcel volume almost offset the fall in Royal Mail’s letters volume, a trading statement for the nine months ended 27 December 2015 said.
Royal Mail has bought parcel data management platform NetDespatch as part of its ongoing efforts to boost its technological capabilities.