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Author: Simon Wright

History of the UK parcel delivery sector

We humans have long needed to get private possessions, sold goods, and other items both large and small from one place to another, without having to make the trip ourselves.   While digital delivery systems (like iTunes) have appeared recently, the rise of eCommerce has brought with it new challenges for the courier industry. But throughout its history, which is tied intimately in the United Kingdom to...

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How do I calculate the landed cost of imported goods when importing from overseas?

For eCommerce startups and SMEs thinking about opening an import-export business, the maths to figure out how you’re going to make a profit becomes a bit more complicated than the calculations for a domestic outfit. It no longer suffices to worry about purchase price and shipping costs alone; instead, today's entrepreneurs have to concern themselves with a whole slew of fees that get bundled together...

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point of sale display distributors uk 2017

Improved Distribution Points to Growth for POS Firm   Leading POS distributor Bridgeshire Packaging and Display has been able to improve its supply chain efficiency and invest in new machinery to increase capacity, thanks to specialist distribution services from experts Mail Workshop.   The award-winning company, which is one of the UK’s leading corrugated POS manufacturers, supplies high end digital and screen-printed POS display packaging and conventional corrugated boxes...

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POS cloud

It seems like every software has its head in the cloud these days, but “the cloud” isn’t just some industry buzzword used to drum up enthusiasm in the masses, it’s legitimate, has a growing multi-billion dollar market, and more and more software companies are offering cloud-based services.   Access Anywhere   The beauty of a cloud-based software is that you can take it virtually anywhere with you,...

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Multi-carrier shipping software

Parcelhub, which provides services for high volume business mail and parcels through multiple carriers, has developed innovative new software that proactively communicates parcel delivery status allowing issues to be addressed before they escalate.   The SMART notification software has been developed in house, in response to customer feedback and demand. It analyses delivery data and identifies non-deliveries and exceptions, allowing them to be monitored and action taken...

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