More than half of all parcels sent in the post and via couriers this week are unwanted Christmas gifts, creating a “tsunami of returns” according to ParcelHero. It said the 52% boom in online shopping had created a huge jump in the number of presents now being returned, with the first working day of 2021 seeing returns increase by 10.7% year on year. ParcelHero said fashion stores were particularly feeling the strain, with initial figures indicating over 60% of items […]
Online retailer Amazon has claimed that the number of Sunday deliveries in its network has quadrupled in the past 12 months.
Cloud-based transport software firm Simacan has joined forces with eCMR platform TransFollow to offer combined information about shipments alongside updates about status and arrival times.
Myhermes.co.uk has delivered its two millionth parcel just 10 months after reaching the one million mark in June last year. Following high levels of demand over the Christmas period, which saw volumes double during the busiest shopping week to more than 60,000 parcels per day, the company says the service is rapidly gaining business from online traders and niche retailers. John Tobbell, commercial director of myhermes.co.uk, says: “The growth of myhermes.co.uk is really gathering pace as more and more consumers […]