DPDgroup has increased its majority shareholding in e-commerce delivery company WnDirect to 83%, effectively taking full control of the business. The two companies have been working together for a number of years and said the deal would support international expansion of WnDirect. WnDirect’s services are designed for e-retailers sending goods overseas. Founder and owner Stuart Hill, who remains a shareholder in WnDirect, has retained a critical role in the business, although the head of DPD’s global solution team Simon Batt […]
Menzies Distribution has bought its third company within a year with the acquisition of Aberdeen-based Thistle Couriers for an undisclosed sum.
FedEx Express is now offering customers sending parcels to and from the UK access to its Priority Alert service. Priority Alert and Priority Alert Plus were launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) yesterday [10 October]. The service identifies time-critical, valuable and temperature-sensitive parcels by the use of bright pink tape to ensure they are delivered quickly. Both priority services allow customers to monitor and track their parcel. “Our customers expect agility, speed and reliability for their global […]
ByBox has secured a partnership with Big Yellow Self Storage, as part of a £2m investment to expand its network of parcel locker boxes across the UK. Nine new ByBox locker terminals have already been rolled out at Big Yellow’s sites in Camberly, Hounslow, West Norwood, North Kensington, Battersea, Birmingham, Fulham, Sutton and Watford with further locations in the pipeline. Launched in 2010, ByBox operates a network of secure locker terminals at 400 locations in retail parks, supermarkets, shopping centres, […]