APC Overnight boosted its turnover in the year ended 31 March 2016, after it lowered its maximum parcel weight as part of an “important year” of reshaping the business. The network recorded turnover of £102.3m, up 3.5% on the previous year’s £98.8m. Pre-tax profit fell by 4% to £2.3m (2015: £2.4m), which the company attributed to “the business going through a significant transformation which incurred cost of change”. However a spokesman for APC said it had encountered “strong growth in […]
A quarter of SME online retailers plan to focus on improving their delivery and returns processes in 2013 as the sector becomes more competitive. A study commissioned by Royal Mail revealed that small online retailers will prioritise improving their delivery and returns services above improving the range and quality of products they sell and pricing more competitively. Over half of the small e-tailers questioned saw an increase in sales last year. Some 64% are confident that sales will rise in […]
Operator EM Rogers saw its pre-tax profit soar last year in the wake of low fuel prices and a strong pound against the euro, but said the UK’s vote to leave the EU could now prove costly to its operation.
A harsh economic climate, growing costs and rising customer resistance to rates increases all left Gloucestershire-based haulier CM Downton struggling to raise its profit level significantly, despite a 13.8% increase in turnover in the year to the end of June 2012.