Multi-Motor Transport Award winning parcels carrier DPDgroup is set to introduce a new service later this year that will allow its customers to choose their own hour-long delivery slot. DPD Precise, which should be running by the summer according to chief executive Dwain McDonald, follows in the footsteps of its Predict software platform, which was the first home delivery service to whittle delivery slots down to an hour. The new service will come at no extra cost to DPD customers, […]
As many as 2,000 Whistl employees in the UK are facing the threat of redundancy, after the company took the decision to suspend its final mile delivery service.
Yodel delivered over 14 million parcels during the Christmas peak after investing heavily in planning and boosting capacity. The company added that between 1 December and 24 December only a small number of parcels weren’t delivered, in the main where it was unable to gain access to the address or the addressee was unavailable to sign for the delivery. Yodel began investing in peak planning in the spring, including increasing its capacity by opening temporary service centres and 15 contingency […]
A 15% surge in online retail returns is expected to be handled by parcel carriers today (6 December), following the high volumes processed on ‘Cyber Monday’. A peak in the number of items being returned is expected to be handled on ‘Boomerang Thursday’, CollectPlus research has revealed. The firm found that a quarter of online shoppers are happy to return items today as they are confident they will receive replacements before Christmas. Software firm MetaPack revealed that over 2 million […]