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Failed Delivery Return to Sender Yodel

The UK has (by quite some margin) the largest e-commerce industry in the European Union. According to the 2014 eCommerce sector report from IMRG (the association of eCommerce), 'IMRG Valuing Home Delivery Review 2014', the overall cost of delivery failures for e-retailers in UK could reach a total value of £771 million.   However, despite being such a high figure, the total cost of failed deliveries has fallen...

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The Future of eCommerce Logistics

The explosive growth of e-commerce creates many opportunities for the logistics industry. Today, a growing number of consumers expect fast and free shipping. In addition, there are increasing demands for flexibility to choose from a range of carriers. Major advances in the IT industry and the dominance of smart devices may have contributed to this changing mindset. Logistics companies must adapt to market needs and possess the ability to...

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Will Amazon Deliver by Drone in the UK

Fans of Amazon and the myriad of products and services associated with this online shopping giant are now licking their collective lips at the prospect of being able to collect their orders from a local outlet the same day that they make the purchase! Smiths News have collaborated with Amazon and their service is to be known as ‘Pass my Parcel’.   Local Pick Up   There’s even better...

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British companies facing problems with parcel delivery

2014 has witnessed phenomenal growth in the small business sector, in particular the eCommerce sector. The fact that more than 5 million small and medium businesses – contributing to 47% of private sector employment and around 33% turnover – are currently functioning in the country, tells an exhilarating story. The advent of the internet and quicker modes of transportation has literally shrunk the world into...

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How future SMEs can become successful in eCommerce

With technology evolving all the time, what seemed like eCommerce pie in the sky a short time ago is now a reality. For small businesses, the scale of change can be breath-taking, and the learning curve is steep, but necessary.   According to the Office for National Statistics, eCommerce sales in 2012 amounted to a cool £492 billion, with an average 10% growth in this figure year...

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