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  1. Consumers are spending £2 billion a year on delivery subscription services, according to research by Whistl. Amazon Prime is the most popular service, with 61.4 per cent of those surveyed signed up. Other popular services include: Graze (12.3 per cent), nextunlimited (9.7 per cent), and ASOS Premier (8.8 per cent). Whistl’s research found that consumers […]

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  2. DPD is to hire 700 part-time drivers for weekend deliveries in response to a 40 per cent increase in weekend parcel volumes over the past year. Chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “We’ve been amazed by the demand for our weekend service and we’re obviously delighted to be able to create more new jobs, as a […]

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  3. XPO Logistics has launched XPO Direct, a shared-space distribution model for omni-channel retail and e-commerce customers in the US. The idea is that XPO warehouses and last mile hubs will be used as flexible stockholding sites and cross-docks by multiple customers at the same time. Transport needs are supported by the company’s brokered, contracted and […]

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  4. Returns are a core part of the online retail proposition giving customers to the confidence to buy goods unseen. The trouble is that processing returns is expensive, and a new study suggests that increasing levels of returns are hitting margins. Some online retailers have introduced try-before-you-buy schemes and the study by OnePoll for ERP supplier […]

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  5. Online retailers need greater automation in the warehouse to help meet delivery schedules during peak periods and to improve customer service, according to research for Conveyor Networks. The survey by Sapio Research, covering more than 100 online retailers, found that 83 per cent believe that automation will drive future online retail growth. Three quarters of […]

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  6. Retailers are increasingly dependent on e-commerce to drive growth, but this is creating its own problems. Alex Leonards looks at strategies being used to tackle the challenges ahead. Online shopping is no longer just an emerging trend. Internet sales now account for 18 per cent of all retail in the UK – and the market […]

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  7. Penelope Ody: Leaving the single market does not mean supply chain executives must wring their hands in despair – after all, they’ve faced predictions of doom before. Listening to the seemingly endless debates and interviews about the impact of Brexit and the risks it brings to manufacturing industry and integrated supply chains, put me forcibly […]

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  8. Magento, the e-commerce platform, has inducted Peoplevox WMS into its technology partner programme. The idea is that Peoplevox’s WMS seamlessly integrates with Magento’s e-commerce platform to enable real-time communications between the two platforms. Poeplevox chief executive Jonathan Bellwood said: “Over the years, the Peoplevox WMS has been successfully implemented alongside Magento in numerous online businesses. […]

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  9. Malory Davies looks at the how the major retailers performed over the festive period and what it means for the sector in the coming year. It was a merry Christmas for the grocers but early figures suggest that other retailers found the festive period more of a struggle. And the story of what happened highlights […]

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  10. Offering same day delivery helped ASOS boost sales in the UK by 23 per cent in the four months to 31st December, the company said in a trading statement. UK retail was rose to £300.9 million for the period, compared to £244 million the previous year. The online fashion retailer’s international business grew even faster […]

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