A united approach to recovery

A united approach to recovery

The pandemic has brought together youth hostels and independent hostels across the UK to ask for support for our industry. Independent Hostels UK,  YHA, Scottish Independent Hostels, Hostelling Scotland, and Hostelling International Northern Ireland have joined to form the Hostelling Together partnership. With their emphasis on shared spaces and social interaction hostels have been unique hit by covid closure. Providing low cost holidays and mostly situated in green spaces they are a vital part of the recovery to…

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DHL Parcel rolls out electric vans in London

DHL Parcel rolls out electric vans in London

New vans to contribute to improved air quality in the Capital A step towards DPDHL’s Mission 2050 target of zero logistics-related emissions DHL Parcel has launched 14 new electric courier vans across London as the start of a national electric roll-out. The vans will operate out of DHL’s Docklands depot, where they will be charged overnight using onsite facilities to serve central London. The Renault ZE Masters vans have a range of 75 miles, making…

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SFP Launches New Guide To Business Survival

SFP Launches New Guide To Business Survival

Assistance on short-term/longer-term funding options available How to negotiate Time to Pay arrangements with creditors and HMRC Demystifying and explaining the Insolvency regime including CVAs, CVLs and administrations Spelling out a director’s responsibilities and the penalties for getting it wrong SFP, the restructuring and turnaround group, has published a new free Guide to Business Survival with easy to follow practical steps which includes a number of remedies to help courier businesses navigate through the current crisis….

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UK Shoppers Sitting On £2.4 Billion Of Unreturned Goods Bought Online

UK Shoppers Sitting On £2.4 Billion Of Unreturned Goods Bought Online

People with unreturned goods have an average of £165 tied up in unwanted items Around a fifth of people expect their spending to increase again once lockdown restrictions lift UK shoppers are sitting on a potential £2.4 billion[1] of unreturned goods they have purchased online, as lockdowns restrictions have made returning unwanted items significantly harder for them.  This is according to new research released today from InPost, the UK’s leading locker network, which finds that well…

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Hermes & Ford Trial Pedestrian Couriers In London

Hermes & Ford Trial Pedestrian Couriers In London

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, has teamed up with vehicle manufacturing giant Ford, to pilot a more sustainable courier service in central London designed to support cleaner air and clearer roads through a unique set-up of delivery vans, pedestrian couriers (porters) and smart software. The trial involves delivery vans bringing full vehicle loads of parcels into the Capital where unique software identifies suitable, safe locations for the drivers to park. Each van is…

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Data security may be at risk because of accelerated growth

Data security may be at risk because of accelerated growth

The headline figures for the Courier, Express Delivery and Parcel (CEP) sector are impressive. There’s no doubt that the market has grown dramatically over the last 12 months and that businesses have done an incredible job of meeting demand under challenging conditions. But here’s why 2021 needs to be about tackling risk and ensuring that quick gains translate into long-term success, according to the cyber security experts at Security Risk Management. Rapid growth often leads to…

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What happened to the ‘free trade agreement’?

What happened to the ‘free trade agreement’?

Boris Johnson claimed he had secured a ‘cakes’ Brexit deal, meaning Britain can have its cake and eat it. But the leading international delivery expert ParcelHero says UK shoppers are facing many unexpected charges. The Government must act or UK-EU shopping will collapse. The Government has failed to warn shoppers buying online from EU sellers about new charges on goods or guarantee their consumer rights, says the international delivery expert ParcelHero. It says that UK shoppers…

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The 30 most shocking retail fails of 2020 – who will be next?

The 30 most shocking retail fails of 2020 – who will be next?

2021 has kicked off with non-essential stores closed once again and more big-name retailers struggling for survival. The home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals the 30 biggest names to fall into administration in 2020 and warns that, unless stores get to grip with e-commerce, this could be just the tip of the iceberg. The home delivery expert ParcelHero says that 2020 was the worst year on record for High Street retailers, with many of Britain’s favourite…

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SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s newly-developed MQCS (Modular Quality Control System) is an “off the shelf”, multifunctional machine vision system, delivered as a ready-to-use package of hardware and pre-written software.  Suitable for code reading, 2D or 3D inspection duties, the MQCS significantly reduces cost and development time needed to set up warehousing and parcel handling applications. Originally, developed as a solution for non-contact 3D inspection in the confectionery industry, the MQCS soon demonstrated its versatility to be adapted for…

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Face coverings myth-busters – separating truth from fiction when it comes to masks

Face coverings myth-busters – separating truth from fiction when it comes to masks

For those working in the medical & health sectors, wearing a PPE grade mask is now compulsory. However, the speed of the pandemic has brought new demand for face coverings with hundreds of products in the market, huge variations in price and quality and a lack of transparency in how face coverings’ performance and safety standards are measured. For those in retail this can understandably be problematic, making the vital role of protecting staff and…

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