Couriers who capitalised on the e-commerce boom over the last 18 months may need to review their strategies after analysis of the market suggested online sales are levelling out. Research by ParcelHero showed that as shoppers returned to the High Street following the removal of pandemic restrictions, online purchases have fallen as a result. It predicted that e-commerce would level out at 25% of all retail sales, a significant reduction from the 36.1% of all retail sales conducted online in […]
Final mile postal workers could boycott mail handled by private sector firms in the new year, after a consultative ballot of Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members at the Royal Mail. The union said that it had concerns that competition in the market for final mile postal deliveries, from the likes of TNT Post, was “undermining the sustainability of the universal service”. It is calling for postal regulator Ofcom to: Protect the universal service and end cherry-picking of delivery services. Maintain […]
A move to a new base to secure the long term future of Northants haulier Route Logistics has been funded with help from a government-backed coronavirus lending scheme.
Royal Mail has bought parcel data management platform NetDespatch as part of its ongoing efforts to boost its technological capabilities.