It is an unrealistic consumer expectation, not poor performance from parcel carriers, that has led to a report suggesting a third of peak-time parcels are delivered at the wrong time, according to a market expert. The report by Which?, published today, says that of 2,000 consumers surveyed, only a third received their parcels when they expected them. But Frank Proud, director at market analyst Apex Insight, told MT that “it simply isn’t the case that large proportions of deliveries are […]
Same day courier CitySprint has acquired Heathrow Baggage Services, its third acquisition in three months.
DPD is urging the parcels sector to focus on helping retailers avoid unhappy customers through failed deliveries following a new consumer campaign launched this morning on ITV’s Daybreak programme, Stand and Deliver. Speaking in reaction to Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’s campaign to help shoppers stand up for their rights after a failed parcel delivery, DPD CEO Dwain McDonald says the spotlight is now on both the delivery sector and online retailers. He adds: “Both parties have to work together […]