Courier rates and surcharges are likely to rise as people move increasingly towards working from home arrangements, according to ParcelHero. It said the high failure rates of home deliveries make them much more expensive than office deliveries and pile on delivery costs to parcel firms. Research recently carried out by ParcelHero showed that only 20% of professionals want to work full time from their office post-Covid and employers such as Unilever have already announced their staff will never return to […]
ParcelHero said the country’s courier firms were ready to resume their role in keeping the nation fed and provisioned should stricter lockdown rules be introduced next week.
CitySprint is continuing its acquisition spree with the take-over of Southampton-based courier firm Dash-It, its third deal since the beginning of September.
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]