CitySprint is recruiting 1,000 additional couriers for this year’s Christmas period to support its growing ecommerce and food delivery sectors. The pushbike, motorcycle, car and van courier service has a network of 41 service centres and a fleet of more than 3,500. The drive is in response to the busy Christmas period of 2016 and will help to ensure a smooth service for customers. CitySprint CEO Patrick Gallagher said: “Peak season is one of the most demanding times of the […]
Yodel has opened a new 50,000ft² service centre in Basildon, Essex and upgraded two further sites at Aberdeen and Ipswich in a bid to boost its operational efficiency.
Christmas 2012 was another record-breaking year for parcel carriers, with many reporting volumes that made 2011’s peak seem a simple task. With year-on-year volumes rising every Christmas and the online retail boom not showing any signs of slowing down, how are carriers ensuring they are well prepared for 2013’s peak? Retailers again reported record-breaking internet sales over the festive period. Web sales were up 44% for City Link customer John Lewis, and 11% for Hermes customer Next. Debenhams also saw […]
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]