Logistics

German shoppers want to choose logistics company
According to parcelLab and YouGov, 71% of online shoppers in Germany prefer to choose which logistics company sends their online order. The most important reason for this is because it...
September 15, 2020
UPS launches Saturday delivery in Europe
This month, UPS will launch its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets. After European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the COVID-19 crisis, the UPS Saturday Standard...
July 28, 2020
SEKO partners with better packaging for more sustainable global e-commerce
SEKO Logistics and sustainable packaging company, The Better Packaging Co., are partnering to help significantly replace single-use plastics in Global e-commerce fulfillment supply chains. Sustainability is now regarded as one...
July 23, 2020
E-commerce Germany: shipping in 2020
According to ParcelLab, online retailers in Germany should better inform their customers about the status of their online purchase. The study showed that one in four German e-commerce companies only...
July 20, 2020
SEKO advises retailers and e-tailers it's 'time to act' to protect cross-border e-commerce margins as global postal rates get set to soar 150%
Retailers, direct-to-consumer brands, marketplaces and marketplace sellers must take action now to protect their cross-border e-commerce margins as global postal rates into the U.S. get start to soar by as...
July 2, 2020
COVID-19 impact on fulfillment
The resounding message to stopping the spread of COVID-19 is to limit contact with people. This effort is impacting the fulfillment and delivery of large shipments according to Convey. The...
June 16, 2020
34% of French shoppers expect free shipping for all orders
Depending on the threshold, most online shoppers in France expect their online order to be shipped for free. One in three online shoppers in France expect all of their online...
June 8, 2020
Nemlig introduces new delivery method: Customers do not have to be home
Nemlig, an online supermarket in Denmark, has introduced a new delivery method. Customers can order groceries on Nemlig's site and get them delivered to their front door. From last week...
May 18, 2020
Ranpak introduces PadPak Guardian™
Heerlen, The Netherlands (May 14, 2020)The leading international manufacturer and supplier of environmentally friendly packaging materials has developed an entirely new small-footprint packaging solution that uses 100% curbside recyclable materials....
May 15, 2020
Aldi sells food parcels online in the United Kingdom
German supermarket Aldi launched its first online grocery service in the United Kingdom. The discounter offers consumers a box with 22 essential items to help those in isolation during the...
April 20, 2020
Sustainability in e-commerce is here to stay
Online consumer demands are changing the e-commerce market in various fields. Webshops have to constantly deal with innovations in various departments of their business to keep up with consumers’ wishes....
April 8, 2020
Amazon India temporarily stops shipping non-essential items to India
In line with earlier reports, Amazon India announced it temporarily discontinues accepting orders for low-priority products. This to prioritise urgent products such as household staples, health care and product safety...
March 25, 2020
Ranpak 2019 Environment, Social, and Governance Impact Report
Author: Ranpak We at Ranpak are proud to release our 2019 ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) Impact Report. Ranpak is a leading provider of environmentally sustainable, systems-based, product protection solutions...
March 24, 2020
Ozon to spend $300 mln on logistics
Russian online retailer Ozon plans to spend more than $300 million on its logistics in the upcoming two to three years. The retailer's aim is to enlarge its market share...
March 17, 2020
Sustainable grocery delivery in the UK
There are many ways to shop for groceries. Research in the United Kingdom shows the most sustainable way to do this is by ordering online and have your food products...
March 16, 2020
How a 5000-Year Old Product Can Help Solve Today's Plastic Waste Crisis
An immense mass of plastic hidden within the packaging supply chain plays a pivotal role in the global plastic waste crisis. This plastic contributes to irreversible environmental damage that future...
March 13, 2020
Allegro: €230 million investment in logistics and IT
Polish retailer and marketplace Allegro invests around €230 million (PLN 1 billion) in its ecosystem, reports Internet Retailing. The investment particularly focuses on logistics and IT, as it seeks to...
March 4, 2020
DPD: 1.3 billion parcels delivered in 2019
DPD released its 2019 results. It generated total revenue of €7.8 billion, an increase of 6.7% compared to 2018. During the year, a total of 1.3 billion parcels were delivered...
March 3, 2020
Zalando opens its third warehouse in Poland
German fashion platform Zalando has opened its third fulfilment centre in Poland. The new logistics location is meant to serve all of the online fashion platform's markets. In total, Zalando...
February 26, 2020
PostNord: 10% B2C volume increase in 2019
Swedish logistics group PostNord sees its growth continue, driven by e-commerce. In the final quarter of 2019, it delivered more than 50 million parcels. Compared to 2018, B2C volumes increased...
February 6, 2020
Improving data quality is key to reduce returns in 2020
Returns are a bit like death and taxes – there’s no chance of avoiding them. While they occur due to a multitude of factors, many outside the retailer’s control, there...
February 4, 2020
Bol.com introduces new delivery service
Dutch marketplace bol.com introduces a new delivery service in 2020. The model, called 'Verzenden via bol.com' (Shipping via bol.com) makes next-day delivery available to all partners. The marketplace platform will...
January 31, 2020
Royal Mail adds extra 87 electric vehicles to London fleet
English last-mile delivery servicer provider Royal Mail adds another 87 electric vehicles to its fleet in London. Alongside, it improves its new charging infrastructure to one of its largest London...
January 31, 2020
Salesupply opens a new fulfilment location in Poland
Salesupply has opened a new fulfilment location in Poland. The new location in Zielona Góra, on the western border of the country, offers considerable strategic advantages for cross-border retailers. These...
January 28, 2020
Air & Ground World Transport and SEKO Logistics partner to create cross-border opportunities
Air & Ground World Transport (AGWorld) and SEKO Logistics from a partnership and aim to give clients in the United States and Asia broader cross-border growth and supply chain opportunities....
January 28, 2020
UPS launches e-commerce plug-ins to benefit small businesses
UPS announced that it offers free e-commerce plug-ins to make UPS-tools and services seamlessly available within four popular e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce, PrestaShop, OpenCart and Magento. This offering is part of the recently...
January 27, 2020
MoneySavingExpert poll: UK Delivery firms ranked
Every year, MoneySavingExpert.com runs a survey asking consumers to rank delivery firms based on their experiences during the year. In 2019, a total of 9500 respondents were questioned to rate...
January 20, 2020
SEKO Logistics aquires cross-border e-commerce specialists, Air-City, Inc.
SEKO Logistics completed its largest-ever acquisition with the purchase of New York-based freight forwarder and cross-border e-commerce experts, Air-City, Inc. The investment represents the latest phase of SEKO’s program to expand...
January 13, 2020
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Chiquelle launches new warehouse in the Netherlands
In the final days of 2019, Swedish fashion brand Chiquelle already announced that the company will relocate its warehouse in Europe. The move, from Stockholm, Sweden, to the Netherlands is...
January 10, 2020
Amazon start collecting VAT in more European countries
Residents of Armenia, Norway and Switzerland are charged VAT by Amazon from the 1st of January 2020, reports Tamebay. This is due to regulation changes in these countries. When non-resident...
January 8, 2020
UPS expands worldwide express shipping services
UPS announced expansion across 40 countries of its Worldwide Express and Express Plus services. These are part of the UPS international suite of shipping services. Its express services are now available to businesses across 140 countries and territories,...
December 18, 2019
Amazon.com to open new distribution center in Northeastern Brazil in 2020
American marketplace giant Amazon says it will open a new distribution centre in Brazil. It will be located in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. The new warehouse is the second...
December 16, 2019
German Delivery Hero orders up South Korea's Woowa
Forming a new joint venture, Germany's Delivery Hero agreed to buy Sout Korea's top food delivery app operator Woowa Brothers. It will cost $4 billion and is meant to take...
December 13, 2019
Superdry turns to ZigZag Global to manage ‘Peak’ Returns
British fashion brand Superdry has launched on ZigZag Global’s returns solution to handle all its e-commerce returns ahead of the expected surge in sales in the holiday period. Operating through...
December 3, 2019
DHL Express invests €123 million at Cologne-Bonn Airport
DHL Express has opened its new, environmentally friendly logistics centre at the Cologne-Bonn Airport. The new 15,000 m² hub features cutting edge sorting technology and an innovative system to heat...
November 27, 2019
2000 new parcel lockers in Denmark
In Denmark, PostNord and Swipbox start with the rollout of an extra 2,000 parcel lockers across the Scandinavian country. Over the next six months, the Nærboks lockers will be installed,...
November 18, 2019
87 billion e-commerce shipments in 2018
Globally, the parcel volume reached 87 billion in 2018. This is up from 74 billion shipments in the previous year and this highest score since Pitney Bowes started its Shipping...
October 29, 2019
Doorstep parcel thefts in UK rise 22% over three years
According to research by iParcelBox, doorstep parcel thefts of e-commerce parcels in the United Kingdom are up 22% in a three year period. Using a freedom of information request the logistic...
October 21, 2019
DHL opens largest e-commerce sorting center for the Benelux
DHL Parcel has opened a new e-commerce sorting centre in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands. According to the logistic service provider, it is the largest and greenest package sorting center of the...
October 18, 2019
EU request ending of German VAT Certificate
On October 14th, the European Commission (EC) sent a formal notice to Germany, to withdraw its recently installed German VAT certificate requirement for EU and non-EU sellers on marketplaces.  Via...
October 15, 2019
Only 19% of Dutch consumers are willing to pay for a sustainable delivery option
Research by Multiscope and Trusted Shops concluded that only 19% of Dutch consumers are willing to pay for sustainable delivery options. While it may indicate that Dutch consumers are more...
September 30, 2019
ShipSupport.com offers 1 million maritime products to customers
In collaboration with 40 suppliers, B2B maritime e-commerce platform ShipSupport.com reached the milestone of 1 million offered products. The platform, which was launched in November 2018, is one of the...
September 26, 2019
French FM Logistic expands in south Russia
FM Logistics, a French founded company, expands its logistics activities to the south of Russia. Here, it has opened a 35,000m2 warehouse near the city of Rostov-on-Don. The new warehouse...
September 24, 2019
Zalando delivers same-day for adidas.fr
In Paris, Zalando and adidas are running a test on how to efficiently steer logistics capacity. During the pilot phase, Zalando delivers goods on the same or next day from its...
September 3, 2019
500 DHL Packstations at Lidl stores
Last-mile logistics provider DHL Group and Lidl have started a partnership to make shopping more convenient. As a part of this deal, about 500 DHL Packstations will be built at...
July 15, 2019
Shipping size matters
Delivery and return shipping rates differ across industries. Sellers in jewellery, electronics and the medical/Rx industries ship smaller packages than the industries that sell products like books, food/grocery. The differences...
July 9, 2019
Pitney Bowes and ReBOUND link networks to speed and simplify international returns for global retailers
Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of shipping and mailing, data, and e-commerce, partnered with returns specialists ReBOUND, which is located in the...
July 4, 2019
UPS opens tech-driven Dutch superhub
Logistic service provider UPS opened an automated package sorting and delivery facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The hub facilitates cross-border trade while it enhances package delivery service for small and...
July 3, 2019
Shopify opens its own fulfillment network
 Shopify has closed deals and signed contracts with warehouses and logistics service providers spread across the US to receive storage space and processing capacities. The internet company is opening its...
July 2, 2019
Australia Post and NAB are launching a new identity security venture
Alongside with the National Australia Bank, Australia Post has confirmed to be working on a new digital identity and fraud protection business, in order to reduce online fraud. Between these...
July 1, 2019
Walmart is testing self-driving delivery
According to Bloomberg, in order to lower their shipping costs before the actual delivery to a customer takes place, Walmart is introducing robot-driven vans. The market of using driverless vehicles...
June 24, 2019
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