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Parcelhub expands into Scottish market

Scottish eCommerce sector

Parcelhub expands into Scottish market

Parcelhub introduces dedicated sales team to help Scottish retailers, brands and wholesalers enhance their delivery management and customer services.

Following 41% growth throughout Financial Year 2016/17, Parcelhub’s new presence in Scotland expands the reach of its current network which is headquartered in Nottingham, and has further distribution centres in South Yorkshire, the West Midlands and partners throughout East Anglia, the North West, South West and South East of England.
While the UK’s eCommerce ‘hotspots’ have widely been regarded as being in England (namely London and the Midlands), the Scottish Government estimates that in 2017 there are around 6,500 wholesale businesses and 14,000 retailers in the private sector. The retail sector in Scotland is “diverse” and “Most employment remains in small firms, but there has been considerable consolidation in recent years.”
Sean George, Sales Executive (pictured) who has been driving the initial development of Parcelhub in Scotland made the following observations:
“With a huge variety of single and multichannel retailers selling on major marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and Etsy, clearly Scotland offers huge scope for the continued growth in the eCommerce sector.”
Scotland online retail“We have already partnered with some of the leading eCommerce businesses in Scotland – Sash Time, Denny Enterprises, and Dimensions Mail to name just a few, with many more in the pipeline. These high volume shippers have thankfully given Parcelhub the critical mass to kick start our operation in Scotland which will enable us to work with smaller clients and start-up businesses.”
“Our model is all about offering our clients choice – thus matching product-driven delivery requirements with the most appropriate carrier partner.”
“We have just enjoyed a very positive two days at the recent Scottish Business Expo where feedback from all of the visitors and co-exhibitors was extremely positive. There doesn’t appear to be a similar solution to Parcelhub’s in Scotland which clearly gives us a competitive advantage.”
“We will be driving the brand awareness forward and hope to be working with many more clients very soon.”
Andrea Harmon, Sales Executive (pictured), joins the Parcelhub team, with 20 years of experience in the carrier industry, most recently with DX who are a key carrier partner of Parcelhub’s.
Andrea commented:
“The Parcelhub solution is perfect for Scotland’s fast growing eCommerce industry. There is such a diverse range of products across the country that require different delivery solutions. By utilising the unique software that Parcelhub has developed we can really optimise and enhance our existing and future clients’ delivery experience.”
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to join the Parcelhub team and drive the Parcelhub experience forward.”

Parcelhub – Optimising delivery experience.

Parcelhub is a multi-carrier shipping and eCommerce customer services solution. Flexible and scalable, it integrates seamlessly with order management systems, providing hundreds of multichannel retailers, global brands and wholesalers with one access point to many of the largest UK and international parcel carriers.
Multi-channel eCommerce platforms are easily integrated and dedicated proactive parcel management comes as standard.
Scottish retail sales figuresDistributing more than 6 million parcels on its own carrier contracts every year, Parcelhub’s free multi-carrier shipping software grants hundreds of national and global businesses access to ‘pooled volume’ discounted rates from its carefully selected range of carrier partners, including: Yodel, Hermes, DPD, UK Mail, DHL, Whistl, UPS, DX, Parcelforce, CollectPlus, SkyNet, ArrowXL, Interpost, Panther Logistics, Direct Link and Palletforce.

Simon Wright

As SEO and Content Marketing Manager at the Whistl Group, Simon has over 10 years' experience in both B2B and B2C marketing, and as a result, offers a unique perspective on the pre- and post-checkout delivery experiences. Simon writes regularly for both the Parcelhub and Whistl blogs and is passionate about helping retailers make delivery their competitive advantage.

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