DPD will create up to 700 new jobs in response to rapid growth in weekend deliveries, the firm has said. It is seeking to employ part-time, dedicated weekend delivery drivers to handle a 40% increase in parcels on Saturdays and Sundays during the past year. The parcel firm attributes the volumes surge to general growth in e-commerce and more retailers promoting the option of weekend deliveries. Fashion and electronic devices are the fastest growing sectors for DPD. The company, which […]
DPD is to begin delivering parcels seven days a week to meet demand from e-commerce customers.
CitySprint is looking to recruit an additional 300 couriers ahead of its Christmas peak. In response to a 318.7% increase in parcel volumes last December, compared to the monthly average for the rest of the year, it is hoping to take on additional delivery staff to handle what it predicts will be an even larger peak. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: “We’re anticipating that this will be our busiest Christmas yet, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make […]
A quarter of internet shoppers have a next-day delivery subscription, Royal Mail has found, and warned retailers that they must keep up with demand for fast, free delivery to retain their customers.