International online purchases from UK consumers are estimated to fall by almost a quarter over the next 12 months, according to a survey by Whistl. However, the delivery management firm said that despite the 24% reduction in purchases, the UK was one of the least likely countries surveyed to allow the coronavirus to impact its views on buying from abroad. Its data showed that the US (29%) and Australia (25%) are most likely to buy less online from other countries. […]
Covid-19 has accelerated logistics innovation, e-commerce and the sector’s digititalisation “by years”, according to DHL’s latest Logistics Trend Radar report.
Whistl’s strategy of focusing on the parcel delivery sector appears to be paying off after the distribution firm claimed the 2019 peak period was stacking up to be its busiest on record.
Whistl subsidiary Parcelhub has expanded its local collection service to Essex and south east London via a new collection point at Basildon.