Under Phase 2 of the Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy roadmap, non-essential stores were supposed to open in phases starting on Monday. In the event, only open-air markets (and some car showrooms) actually opened, with the vast majority of retailers delayed
Night-time store deliveries were last permitted during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The idea was reawakened in March to help the fight against Covid-19. ParcelHero says this time night deliveries should be made permanent once the crisis is over,
The coronavirus epidemic, in addition to the High Street collapse that was already well underway even before the lockdown started, has meant many manufacturers have had to question the way they ensure their products reach their customers.
The UK still faces many weeks of hardship before it can say the coronavirus crisis is over, but the UK courier expert ParcelHero says that it has seen ‘green shoots’ that online retailers are returning to business. It believes there
Britain’s parcel courier services continue to pick up from peoples’ front door. Which means everyone with elderly or poorly friends and relatives in isolation, or simply stuck at home social distancing, can still cheer them up by sending them a
As social distancing measures ramp up, home shoppers should select a convenient drop off location such as a porch, garage or shed, make sure all delivery companies know about it and include it on all delivery instructions, urges ParcelHero. That
Delivery options can be more valuable than cheaper prices or ultra-fast same-day deliveries to many shoppers, claims ParcelHero. Retailers should work closer with their deliveries partners to ensure they aren’t missing out on £1,000s of orders
ParcelHero says international shoppers are increasingly concerned about Wuhan packages; as new parcel restrictions and factory closures are set to impact on many imported item orders.
This Christmas, is it greener to drive to your favourite stores, or shop with them online for those last-minute presents? It’s a question that is concerning many environmentally aware shoppers this year.
April’s ONS retail statistics show overall sales down 0.3% against March, with High Street department stores sales shrinking 0.7%. But in a rare glimpse of hope, their online sales soared 12.4%
The UK Government announced today it will scrap tariffs on most shipments coming into Britain following a no deal Brexit; and ruled out new checks and controls at the EU/UK Irish border in an attempt to reduce new costs, delays
SME retailers and manufacturers can find out everything they need to know about shipping products to new markets by joining the Department for International Trade (DIT) #Exporting is GREAT free webinar. It’s being staged in partnership with the online parcel
January 2nd is being dubbed ‘Wing Back Wednesday’ as thousands of unwanted gifts are sent back to stores. Many Brits use the first day back in reality after Christmas to return items - and last year the parcel comparison
Don’t even think about leaving your present buying and sending beyond 21st December, the home delivery specialist ParcelHero is warning last-minute shoppers.
To mark the Government’s Green GB Week a new study has been launched asking whether home deliveries still carry the crown as the greenest form of shopping.
The timely study, by the parcel price comparison site ParcelHero, reveals that, though home deliveries
he international parcel delivery specialist ParcelHero says every year hundreds of British traders are going bust as they can’t compete with ultra-cheap Chinese imports, whose postal costs are subsidised by the UK and US postal services, thanks to secret rates
The Government's Technical Notices outlining how businesses and consumers should react to a hard Brexit are as reassuring as nuclear attack advice to shelter under a table, says ParcelHero.
The parcel delivery expert ParcelHero says today’s Government Technical Notices’ advising what
The parcel delivery comparison site ParcelHero says today’s Government announcement that it has appointed a panel of eight retail gurus to ‘diagnose the issues that affect the health of our High Streets’ may be too little, too late.
One in three Brits admit to shopping late at night a lot more than they did five years ago; and many businesses are now working 24 hours a day. Yet retailers and delivery companies have been slow to respond to
In its April 2016 report the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero predicted Amazon would become a logistics company. Now Amazon has launched end-to-end delivery services, as part of its ambition to embed its services into all our lives, and storm to
Many UK consumers think of Amazon pioneering ecommerce, leaving UK brands slow to catch up. But the e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero says Tesco’s launch of UK nationwide deliveries before Amazon is no surprise; as Tesco was the first company ever
UK start-ups and SMEs, whether they are retailers or manufacturers, can be understandably reluctant to look beyond the UK market. The Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) ‘Exporting is GREAT’ initiative aims to encourage businesses to take the next step
This Thursday returns reach a peak, with UPS alone expected to deal with 1.3 million returned items on 5 January – National Returns Day. The leading parcel broker ParcelHero is advising anyone who has received an unwanted or faulty
With Christmas Eve same-day retail deliveries now widely available, 2017 will be the year we finally see Christmas Day deliveries, predicts ParcelHero.
Shoppers are leaving Christmas ordering later than ever this year; thanks to Christmas Eve same-day deliveries from retailers such
The international courier ParcelHero is organising a special Winter Workshop charity event for Great Ormand Street Hospital (GOSH) this Christmas; recapturing the excitement of traditional Christmas boxes. For many centuries servants, employees and tenants would receive an exciting Christmas box