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Are you ready to ship under ISPM15 regulations?

For any UK business shipping goods within the EU, the latest changes to regulations will be a vital consideration. Wooden packaging, including pallets, must now meet ISPM15 standards when being shipped. This regulation ensures pallets have been treated to eradicate pests and are then stamped to…

  • 7 days ago
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Check your paperwork, FTA Ireland warns those moving goods

FTA Ireland has warned UK businesses to ensure any goods sent to the Republic of Ireland are accompanied by the correct declarations paperwork or face potential delays on arrival at Dublin and other Irish ports. One week after the end of the Brexit Transition period, Aidan Flynn, the…

  • 07/01/2021

XPO Logistics Releases Whitepaper: “Holiday Peak 2020: A Glimpse into the Future of E-Commerce”

XPO Logistics , a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions , has released a whitepaper detailing data from two surveys conducted immediately prior to the holiday shopping season. The whitepaper, titled “Holiday Peak 2020: A Glimpse into the Future of E-Commerce,&rdquo…

  • 04/01/2021

How can packaging increase your sales capacity and profits during peak season?

DS Smith design expert, Gavin Mounce, explores the important role packaging solutions play and how they can make a significant difference in your sales capacity and profitability during one of the busiest E-commerce periods of the year. A recent research commisssioned by DS Smith shows that…

  • 17/12/2020

Top tips for couriers to be more sustainable over Christmas

Christmas is around the corner, and this year’s festivities look set to be more digital than traditional. With the second lockdown due to end on 2nd December, the likelihood of people turning to online retailers for presents remains high. The pandemic is pushing people towards online shopping…

  • 03/12/2020

UK online orders boom in 2020, but Black Friday spending skewed by shop closures and end of lockdown

Online orders have soared in 2020 compared with 2019, but reduced average order value this Black Friday weekend suggested consumers have either been waiting for end of Lockdown two and the opening of high street stores, or being ‘shopped out’ throughout Black November and the rest of…

  • 02/12/2020

4 ways cleanliness is integral to warehouse efficiency this Christmas

Christmas is always a busy time for businesses along the supply chain, but warehouses will face a unique set of challenges this year. Barry Crackett, from Brushtec , shares his insight into the power that cleaning could have on productivity. As the approach to the festive season is combined with a…

  • 26/11/2020

What is the True Cost of Returned Goods?

An increase in fulfilled orders means more returns. If you have returns that are still unprocessed, chances are you're losing potential profits, sacrificing warehouse space and wasting labour resources. The Autobag® 650H bagging system helps increase labour productivity and reduce operational…

  • 12/11/2020
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Fleetloc8 offers an all-in-one dashcam and tracking offer for only £12.95 per month

There used to be a time when once your drivers left your yard, you would need the kindness of strangers to tell you how they were driving. Now off-the-shelf technological advances mean you can install a GPS device that records and tracks your drivers’ journey right out the box, but there can…

  • 05/11/2020
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Midland Pallet Trucks says now is the time to put returns process in place

Midland Pallet Trucks, a materials handing retailer and pallet truck specialist, is urging retailers to act now to put returns processes in place ahead of the holiday season as surges in online shopping reach record levels. As a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, online shopping and the…

  • 14/10/2020