Royal Mail has bought parcel data management platform NetDespatch as part of its ongoing efforts to boost its technological capabilities. The company already provided some medium-sized Royal Mail customers with shipping labels. It allows carriers to provide their customers with online applications and services that use delivery data, generated from order management and warehouse systems. This is then used to print shipping labels and customs documentation, as well as generate data files. Royal Mail said that the acquisition will complement […]
Royal Mail has called for its regulator to protect it from last mile delivery competitors such as TNT Post, claiming that TNT’s expansion plans could cut £200m from its annual turnover.
Parcel delivery firm Hermes has placed an order for 168 fully electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinters following the successful trial of two of the vehicles from its Enfield depot.
Hermes processed 4.8 million orders over the Black Friday weekend, an increase of 34% compared with last year, despite adverse weather conditions.