Online retail sales were up 53% year-on-year in September, according to latest ONS figures, providing more evidence that we’re heading towards a ‘digital Christmas’. Overall spending in retail increased by 3.4%, but this was dwarfed by online purchases. According to ParcelHero, leading the online charge were department stores’ online sales, with September being the month pre-orders opened for the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and helping sales soar by 88%. Read more Firms switch to local providers to […]
Employment agency Redwigwam is scrapping fees until further notice to help logistics firms ensure they have enough drivers and warehouse workers to keep the supply chain moving. The company specialises in helping firms find flexible workers to carry out short-term and ad hoc jobs. Lorna Davidson (pictured), founder and chief executive of Liverpool-based Redwigwam, said: “Coronavirus is already having a massive impact on businesses across the UK and the government has made clear that the situation will get worse over […]
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has called on online retailers to increase the number of delivery options they offer consumers and consider using more third party carriers, as demand from internet shoppers and pressure on carrier capacity continues to grow.
Hermes has won a three-year contract with mail order clothing retailer Chums to handle over 250,000 home deliveries a year.