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Want to learn more about Parcelhub, its customers and strategic partners? Read the latest eCommerce shipping and customer services best practices, retail delivery intelligence and customer success stories here:
cross-border e commerce vat

Partner Article by Romilly Blakeley, SimplyVAT   Are you an online seller looking to expand your business online?   Ecommerce is a booming sector, and with around 742 million people in Europe alone, online sellers have huge potential to grow their business throughout lucrative markets.   So, why aren’t more eCommerce sellers cashing in?   One of the most common problems facing sellers who are looking to expand cross borders is the confusion...

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optimising your online store

Guest Article by Victoria Greene, Victoria Ecommerce   As of January 2018, online sales make up to 16.5% of all retail sales in the UK. As high street chain after high street chain reports financial struggles, the eCommerce opportunity just seems to get better and better.   While this has created loads more potential customers for your online store, it’s also led to more brands on the market...

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multi-channel inventory management UK

Partner Article by Lauren Turner, Partnership Marketing Manager at Linnworks   If you’ve not really looked into multi-channel inventory management yet, let us break it down for you: it simply means streamlining the inventory management process across your multiple online stores.   Say, for example, you have an online store set up on WooCommerce selling watches. That’s your main store, but you also sell your watches on Amazon and...

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subscription box fulfillment services

This article is a copy of the latest Mail Workshop case study (sister company).   As consumers increasingly demand convenience and tailored experiences, multichannel retailers are enjoying phenomenal growth by offering a curated range of products on a monthly subscription basis.   There are two types of subscription model. One of which is for FMCG ‘staple’ goods, such as Amazon’s Subscribe & Save service; designed to enable consumers to...

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shipping and tracking software

Driven by customer and in-house feedback, Parcelhub has launched a single program capable of both generating and tracking shipments, with an updated version of its tracking portal.   As Parcelhub continues to grow and evolve, the carrier management and eCommerce customer services firm is working hard to ensure that its system capabilities continue to exceed demands from multichannel retailers, global brands and wholesalers.   The expanding company now distributes...

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shipping and delivery for magento retailers in the united kingdom

The preserve of a lucky few, enjoying explosive growth can cripple a business due to inadequate infrastructure. While Cheshire Cheese Company had everything else in order, their delivery management wasn't scalable; Parcelhub has since granted the premium food retailer the ability to proactively respond to higher volumes and a wide variety of product types, via a range of carrier partners.   With a background in graphic design...

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cross border e commerce market 2018

Partner Article by Nenad Cetkovic, Chief Operating Officer at Lengow   Not so long ago, the idea of travelling from the UK to Australia involved several weeks and a boat. Now, we can reach the other side of the world in less than a day. This increasing globalisation makes countries that may have seemed thousands of miles away before, now feel much closer. This applies to the...

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future of ecommerce delivery

The boom in eCommerce has also been beneficial to delivery, but the explosion in online shopping has had some unforeseen effects on shipping. For instance, shipping is now one of the key differentiators between many online competitors. Witness Amazon Prime: it has made delivery a central tenet of its pitch to customers – well, that and Jeremy Clarkson. Delivery, is the name of the game.   But...

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Magento multiple shipping options

Pictured: Chris Elliott, Founder of The Bamboo Flooring Company (second from left) with his team and Nick Dean, Regional Sales Manager at Parcelhub (third from left).   A recurring theme amongst successful startups seems to be entrepreneurs quitting their job to launch a company in the same industry. Bucking that trend, Chris Elliott launched The Bamboo Flooring Company in 2004 following a career in product manufacturing and...

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ecommerce shipping best practices

With delivery established this Christmas as one of the key battlegrounds for brands and retailers, handling customer service issues around delivery is becoming key to keeping customers happy. One leading technology supplier recently told me on the down low that he had had a number of leading retailers complaining to him that the biggest problem they had this Christmas was the huge volume of calls...

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