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Want to learn more about Parcelhub, its customers and strategic partners? Read the latest eCommerce shipping and customer service best practices, retail delivery intelligence, customer success stories and partner insights here:
How to Reduce Shipping Rates by 80 percent

With annual growth at over 20%, Parcelhub is becoming one of Britain's best known multiple parcel carrier firms. 2014 has seen the introduction of two brand new 'collection and distribution hubs' in Coventry, and Dinnington, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in addition to new operations in Reading, Berkshire, along with the Parcelhub headquarters in Nottingham. This expansion gives businesses within a 50 mile radius of these new areas...

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Beginner's Guide to Selling on eBay

Who invented eBay? eBay was founded and conceptualized by serial entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar in 1995. Born in Paris to Iranian parents, Pierre emigrated to the USA and began studying computer coding in his 20s, soon to become a tour de force in the emergent e-commerce sector. What is eBay? eBay is a global marketplace where you can buy and sell almost anything. Sales are both under the traditional...

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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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Growing your eBay business

Growing eBay business? Well done! It’s not easy to get to that point so you’re obviously doing something right. Now you’re onto the next stage, which can bring greater returns but also more decisions to make.   At Parcelhub we work with over 500 eCommerce, eBay and Amazon retailers so we have seen first-hand what works and what doesn’t and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.   With...

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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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2008  DHL CAS-Link for UK Express parcels  DHL European Road Services 2009  HDNL services  Track #1 developed with all-parcel view and multiple carriers on one screen 2010  Parcelforce Services for UK and International 2011  Applied and integrated the new Yodel services  UK Mail’s UK services added  DHL international Air, new Road Services for Europe and DHL Domestic  Parcelhub appears as an option on the Collect+ website and is...

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