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. The carrier said performance was “in line with expectations” after parcels volume in December 2015 grew 6% year-on-year, with Royal Mail handling more than 150m parcels throughout the month. Parcels volume in the carrier’s UKPIL (UK) operation saw an increase of 1%, however the 2% in decline in letters volume brought overall turnover down 1% on […]
Mark Vale has been appointed as the new president of UPS UK, Ireland and Nordics to lead a key growth region for the postal giant.
TNT Express has revealed a profit improvement plan between now and 2015 to “create a more focused, efficient and profitable TNT Express”.
The majority of online shoppers are unwilling to pay extra for premium parcel delivery, despite demanding greater choice and flexibility, a Hermes survey has revealed. The carrier has stressed the importance of offering a variety of delivery options, after a survey of 1,000 e-retail customers, commissioned by Hermes, found that many did not want to pay extra to cover the additional cost of evening deliveries, despite wanting access to parcels in the evening. Hermes sales and marketing director Gary Winter […]