If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that you never know what challenges are around the corner or how disruptive they will be. With the UK in the grips of its third national lockdown and retailers across the country having closed their high street stores for business yet again, we expect logistics to continue to dominate retail investments this year. In order to adapt to the ongoing challenges presented by Covid, retailers will need to embrace digital and prepare to be […]
The government’s furlough scheme has proven to be a lifeline for Scottish haulier John Mitchell (Grangemouth) during a “tough” trading year.
DPD research has revealed that three-quarters (73%) of Brits have ditched their online shop at checkout stage due to restrictive or expensive delivery options. Around 40% of shoppers complained that they are not generally offered a free delivery option, despite the fact this is the preferred choice for three-quarters of consumers. However, a quarter (26%) of shoppers would opt for timed delivery slots above a free service. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “Online cart abandonment costs e-tailers millions of […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.