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  • excess-packaging

    5 customer complaints about packaging and how to avoid them

    Packaging has become a key issue for consumers – and that means it’s also become a key issue for retailers and logistics businesses too. Getting the packaging right helps to ensure that customers have a positive experience and that they will go away with a good impression of the brands involved in the order and…

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  • supply-chain-collaboration

    Why collaboration might just be the key to supply chain management

    Consumer demand is changing at a blistering pace. From the ever-increasing focus on online buying, to the rise of the discount store and consumer drive towards better quality products that cost less, change is constant. For every business in a supply chain, from producers to retailers, this is creating a hair-raising environment in which it’s…

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  • on-time-delivery

    How are major retailers letting customers down on one-day delivery promises?

    In the logistics world, one-day delivery is increasingly becoming an expectation. However, there have been many questions raised over whether this is currently achievable, as well as recent indications that major retailers are not delivering on promises made where one-day delivery is concerned. So, what does the future hold for this super efficient type of…

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  • What concerns are there about packaging transparency in Europe?

    Packaging is a topic that is becoming increasingly hot. Not only is there more pressure from consumers on retailers and shippers to introduce more eco and sustainable options but there is also wide acknowledgement that packaging issues aren’t as transparent as they could be. For example, a recent survey in Germany found that while more…

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  • shipping-carrier

    How to choose a shipping carrier to suit your requirements

    Shipping and fulfilment represent two key considerations for any business delivering goods to customers. The delivered item is the first physical touchpoint that the customer has with your brand and so the timing, condition and quality of the delivery will be crucial. The shipping carrier that you choose will have a big influence over these…

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    How can you optimise your warehouse efficiency?

    Whether your business is struggling in performance terms, or you’re looking for general efficiency improvements, the way that your warehouse functions could be having a big impact. You’ll always be able to upgrade the way that your warehouse operates – even if it seems that your current setup is as optimal as it gets, there…

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  • Logistics Company

    How can partnering with a logistics company save you money on deliveries?

    Smart logistics choices have a broad knock on impact across the business. From ensuring that customer expectations are met, through to avoiding the cost of damaged items and inefficient shipping, there are many ways in which positive logistics can help to save money, both directly and indirectly. If your business is currently struggling under the…

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  • technology

    How is automation affecting the future of the delivery industry?

    Automation is having an impact across many different sectors today. While it’s common to hear talk about marketing automation and workflow automation, delivery automation is not such a widely discussed topic. However, it is in the pipeline – and could have an impact on the future of the delivery industry in many different ways. What…

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    Develop a greener delivery strategy by following these 7 steps

    Every business requires logistics – at first glance, it may seem that there’s little you can do to make the process of freight shipping and individual delivery more environmentally friendly. However, whether a greener delivery strategy is a socially responsible goal for your business or something your customers are beginning to ask about, there are…

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  • inventory-management

    Could you benefit from bespoke inventory management software?

    Inventory management provides crucial oversight. When successfully handled it will deliver an accurate view of what you have in your warehouse, as well as the location of all your stock. Inventory management is crucial for the smooth running of the business, from financial reporting through to meeting customer needs. It can be well done manually…

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  • Successful Supply Chain

    Build a successful supply chain by following these 5 steps

    A successful supply chain provides a strong core to a customer facing business. However, establishing one takes a lot of work if you’re not sure where to begin. What makes this easier is that supply chains across virtually every industry can benefit from a structure that follows the same five key steps. 1. The planning…

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    How can you streamline your warehousing?

    Warehousing operations are the heart of any business. From managing stock levels through to picking and packing items, a large part of the supply chain that delivers exceptional service to customers happens here. Despite this, for many businesses, warehousing operations are something of an Achilles heel and can be the cause of many a complaint…

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  • outsourced-courier

    Why should you consider outsourcing your delivery requirements?

    The organisation and infrastructure that is required to ensure business delivery needs are met can feel like a very heavy burden when handled in-house. From hiring and managing staff, to maintaining a vehicle fleet and overseeing logistics, the time and cost commitment is immense. For any business looking for a more efficient approach to delivery,…

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  • technology-and-delivery

    What role has technology played in improving delivery services?

    Technology is driving the pace of change across multiple industries and the delivery sector is no different. Over the past decade we have seen a wealth of improvement in services, performance and choices thanks to the role that technology has played in the logistics world. GPS Tracking Being able to track parcels in transit has…

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  • Waste Packaging

    How are customer expectations changing global packaging trends?

    Thanks to factors like technology, social media and the internet consumers have more power than has ever been the case before. Today, every brand needs to listen to what its customers think and feel when it comes to products and services. The same, too, is true of packing. Never before have customer expectation had more…

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  • Sustainable packaging

    The rise of environmentally friendly packaging and delivery solutions

    Sustainability and socially responsible business are two key themes for consumers in 2018. Today, there is a bright spotlight on what kinds of choices brands give consumers who want to be more environmentally friendly – in fact, this is increasingly a significant factor in how consumers choose the businesses they want to align themselves with.…

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