Logistics

Metapack joins forces with Zenify en in the UK
Metapack, one of the UK's leading delivery tracking platforms, announced a partnership with the last mile startup Zedify in the United Kingdom. Zenify is known for its bicycle courier network....
September 6, 2022
Amazon UK pledges to use electric bikes for delivery
Amazon UK, in a bet to reduce carbon emissions in its deliveries, is launching its first micro-mobility hub in the English city of London, through a fleet of electric cargo...
July 19, 2022
ID Logistics arrives in Italy!
ID Logistics - the European logistic e-commerce platform - has arrived in Italy, with the installation of a logistics platform in Casei Gerola, between the Italian cities of Genoa and...
July 12, 2022
Sailpost aims to grow with a loan from Azimut Direct
Thanks to the collaboration of Azimut Direct's network of financial advisors, Sailpost, one of Italy's biggest postal and logistics solutions providers, will receive a €5 million loan to expand and...
July 7, 2022
ANEXA expands its international logistics network in Italy with GRUBER Logistics
GRUBER Logistics is one of the most successful logistics companies in Europe. With its 80 years of experience, it is now part of the ANEXA Logistics network of correspondents. This...
June 29, 2022
Vinted launches Vinted Go, its logistic solution
Vinted is one of the world's leading second-hand fashion marketplaces. Known as Lithuania's first unicorn, it is a platform where users can buy and sell second-hand fashion. It currently operates...
June 28, 2022
Instabox: The new Swedish Unicorn!
Instabox, a Swedish parcel delivery start-up, has raised 174 million euros in its latest financing round. Its value is now estimated at 1 billion euros, granting it the Unicorn Status. ...
April 26, 2022
87 million kilos of shipping material are produced yearly in the Netherlands
Shipping materials are slowly becoming a major issue for e-commerce. Over 87 million kilos of shipping material is produced, per year, according to numbers presented by Recycling Netwerk Benelux. This...
February 14, 2022
Flash deliveries in the Netherlands could reach 1 billion euros in 2022
Flash deliveries in the Netherlands keep growing as a preferred delivery option and have tripled during the past 2021, reaching a total of over 700.000 consumers who currently use this...
January 17, 2022
UK e-commerce returns could cost up to £7bn a year
UK e-commerce returns could cost about £7bn a year and heavily impact companies’ carbon footprints.  In one single hour, during this past Christmas day, 709 products were returned online via...
January 10, 2022
Shipping containers prices skyrocketed in the UK
Shipping containers prices in the UK are on the rise again. And it is due to a combination of factors that are slowly but surely evolving into a massive problem:...
December 7, 2021
Does Click and Collect increase sales?
Click and collect was already growing prior to the Covid disaster, it was easy, fast, and efficient. Also, it had the advantage of removing the human-factor interaction from the delivery...
November 17, 2021
Shipping Container Crisis
Shipping Container Crisis: What it is and how it can affect you
It’s early November and long lines of container ships are still huddle together in the crowded port of Los Angeles going so far as to even stretch from the cargo...
November 9, 2021
Margin pressure, challenging logistics and a lack of actionable data are brands’ top pain points when selling on Amazon in EMEA
96.4% of brands are dealing with price erosion on the marketplace 85.2% of brands agree Amazon logistics are complex or expensive 83.3% of brands cite a lack of data or...
September 20, 2021
One delivery platform for shipping excellence: Why e-tailers should focus on a single partner for their shipping needs
New software on one day, a new service provider the next – in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world, the growing range of business applications and points of contact is...
August 9, 2021
1 in 3 UK retailers don’t offer next-day delivery
While 45% of British consumers say that next-day delivery would make them more likely to shop with a merchant, 66% of retailers offer this kind of service. In addition, some...
July 28, 2021
Shipping volumes in Germany break record
Last year was a year of radical breaks and standstills in Germany. Great parts of the economy were paralyzed and consumers and companies alike suffered from drastic restrictions in their...
July 19, 2021
German companies offer a generous return policy
Major online retailers in Germany are, in general, very generous when it comes to their return policy. Every second retailer extends its return period beyond the legal minimum. Moreover, 13%...
July 16, 2021
E-fulfilment after Brexit
We have all seen the terrifying images of freight traffic jams at the UK borders, CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) systems, and the news updates of several...
July 14, 2021
Mondial Relay expands to the Netherlands
French parcel supply platform Mondial Relay introduces its growth to the Netherlands. Within the heart of the nation, the corporate opened a sorting heart from which it may possibly attain...
July 7, 2021
Biggest Click & Collect categories in Germany
The COVID-19 outbreak made flexible shopping solutions more important than ever. While online retailers experienced the demand boom of their lives, stationary retailers had to find new ways to put...
June 23, 2021
DHL and UPS boom in 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak keeps fueling e-commerce, apparently also on a long-term basis. Online order volumes surged during the first strict lockdown phase in spring 2020. The demand in e-commerce also...
June 9, 2021
FedEx expands International Connect Plus across Europe
Following the launch of FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) in January 2021, FedEx has expanded access to its day-definite e-commerce delivery service. The service is now available in the UK,...
June 4, 2021
Sustainable shipping in Germany
In times of climate change, people around the world are becoming increasingly sensitive and open towards environmentally friendly solutions in their everyday consumption behavior. E-commerce can be a more sustainable...
June 1, 2021
DHL builds largest parcel location in Germany
DHL is expanding the Aschheim parcel center to become the largest parcel location in Germany. The new parcel center will be built adjacent to the existing DHL parcel center in Aschheim. By...
May 4, 2021
Logistics in 2021
The COVID-19 outbreak accelerated various trends in e-commerce logistics. Some things have drastically changed when it comes to shipments, consumer behavior, shipping fees and cross-border e-commerce. EcommerceNews Europe presents some...
April 29, 2021
40% growth in pick-up points in Europe
There has been a 40% growth in pick-up/drop-off points in the European Union and the United Kingdom since mid-2019. Especially in Poland there was a significant increase in the number...
April 19, 2021
Ranpak Earns Full FSC® Certification for its Paper Packaging Products
The designation further demonstrates the Company’s mission to ‘Deliver a Better World™’  with its circular, recyclable packaging solutions for companies worldwide. Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”) (NYSE: PACK), a global  leader...
April 8, 2021
How customers value delivery
Shoppers say the cost and speed of delivery are the two of the most important factors that they take into account when buying online. However, a significant minority would consider...
March 31, 2021
A third of Dutch consumers opt for sustainable delivery
Encouraging consumers in the online store's checkout to choose the most sustainable delivery option is effective. One third of Dutch consumers opt for sustainable delivery if that is at least...
March 26, 2021
InPost acquires Mondial Relay
The internationally active parcel service provider InPost S.A. intends to acquire 100% of Mondial Relay's shares. As the previous owner of Mondial Relay, the Otto Group sees the new constellation...
March 18, 2021
DHL saw its revenue increase due to e-commerce
Deutsche Post DHL Group saw its revenue increase by 5.5% to €66.8 billion in 2020. After adjusting for portfolio and currency effects, organic revenue growth came in at an even...
March 10, 2021
Retailers are experiencing high return rates
Online retailing experienced a fair amount of growth during the COVID-19 outbreak. It still appears to be in its terminal stages, a sizable chunk of that gain is expected to...
March 3, 2021
Posti will open Europe’s largest Parcel Locker
Posti will open the largest Parcel Locker in Europe on March 12 in the Munkkivuori, Helsinki. The current, large parcel space will be turned into an OmaPosti kiosk. This means...
March 1, 2021
UK exporters and importers increasingly face challenges
A growing number of UK retailers and wholesalers experience challenges finding their ability to import and export. This is as a result of transport costs, customs duties and disruption at...
February 16, 2021
European logistics investment soared to €39 billion in 2020
Due to the massive growth of e-commerce in Europe the European logistics investments went up to €38.64 billion in 2020. Last year marks the highest figure on record since 2013....
February 15, 2021
E-commerce 2021: shipping in Germany
Online shops in Germany have done a solid job in terms of shipping online orders to customers, says Ecommerce News. Last year, was a difficult year due to the sudden...
February 12, 2021
How ISKN reduced operational costs and delivery times with fulfillment and reverse logistics of Salesupply
ISKN, the creator of the drawing tablet product category, faced significant delivery times, delivery - and return costs in one of its biggest markets, the USA. With the fulfillment and...
February 8, 2021
Multichannel Merchant names SEKO Logistics a top 3PL for 2021
Multichannel Merchant (MCM) has named SEKO Logistics a MCM Top 3PL for 2021 in its annual listing of leading third-party logistics providers for companies that sell merchandise direct to customers....
January 20, 2021
UK carriers: Parcels send to EU must have custom declaration form
Post Office customers in the United Kingdom are being warned. Any parcel containing gifts or goods that is being sent to a European Union country must have a custom declaration...
January 11, 2021
SEKO Logistics embarks on next phase of global growth with new investment from Ridgemont Equity Partners
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: January 7, 2021 – SEKO Logistics, a leading global freight forwarder and third-party logistics provider, has selected Ridgemont Equity Partners, a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity...
January 8, 2021
Takeback Monday: a peak in returns
Monday the 4 January 2021, has been dubbed 'Takeback Monday'. This is because returns of online purchases are predicted to increase by 63%. This is compared to the average number...
January 4, 2021
DHL no longer accepts parcel shipments to Great Britain
DHL no longer accepts parcel shipments to Great Britain and Ireland due to the interrupted transport routes. A company spokesman announced on Monday. The Eurotunnel for passenger and freight traffic is currently...
December 22, 2020
Current Health partners with SEKO Logistics to advance the future of global healthcare
Current Health is partnering with SEKO Logistics to advance the future of global healthcare in which its wearable healthcare devices and machine learning are improving the delivery of patient care,...
December 15, 2020
DHL invests in expanding UK network
DHL Parcel has invested more than £17.5 million to increase its network capacity. After a year in which the logistics company has dealt with 40% more parcels, reflecting the current...
December 2, 2020
Posti begins 7-day parcel delivery
Posti predicts a record peak season in e-commerce for late 2020 when parcel volumes might climb to record-breaking numbers. From Black Friday onwards, parcels are delivered to the most popular pick-up points...
December 1, 2020
SEKO Logistics partners with Bringg to offer new age digital consumers visibility and control of their delivery experience
Bringg’s delivery orchestration solution enables real-time visibility, decision making, and efficiency for operational excellence. CHICAGO - November 11, 2020 - Bringg, the leading delivery and fulfillment orchestration platform provider, and SEKO Logistics are scaling...
November 11, 2020
39% of UK shoppers are delivery pass members
According to Mintel, around four in ten (39%) Brits have signed up for a paid subscription scheme or delivery pass. This means that they pay a monthly fee to get...
October 20, 2020
Royal Mail: 16,000 new e-commerce start-ups
According to Royal Mail, nearly 16,000 new e-commerce businesses were set up during lockdown. They were the largest single group, as a record 315,000 companies were set up between March...
October 19, 2020
DHL lets Dutch consumers pick delivery spot around the house
DHL Parcel has introduced a service in the Netherlands which lets consumers choose a delivery spot around the house. This way, the courier can still drop off the parcel when...
October 5, 2020
Air-city and SEKO Logistics launch international parcel service into the United States
Air-City, powered by SEKO, has launched a new international parcel delivery service into the United States after gaining approval from U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to process Section 321,...
September 17, 2020
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