Royal Mail is to roll out 1,400 parcel postboxes across the UK in a move to win a greater share of the online shopping market. The move follows a successful trial of 17 parcel postboxes in Northampton and 13 in Leicester last year. If this latest roll out is successful, Royal Mail will look at converting all its existing post boxes to take parcels. The company has 115,000 postboxes, which are less than half a mile from 98.3% of all […]
Royal Mail has said it delivered a “resilient performance in challenging markets” despite its group profit falling by a third in the last year.
Whistl saw its pre-tax profit crash by more than 400% last year after ending its foray into the final mile delivery market, but predicts it will have recovered by the end of 2016.
DPD is expanding a number of its sites and investing in a new sorting hub and depots to handle increased demand from online retailers. The £175m investment, which follows a period of growth after the launch of its Predict service, includes a £12m investment in building 10 new depots, £20m of funding to upgrade its Sheffield and Thetford depots, as well as opening a £100m East Midlands sorting hub. The expansion is expected to create 1,500 full-time jobs. A spokesman […]