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The Future Of eCommerce Delivery

Parcelhub | April 5, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest article from Parcelhub.

In all the hoopla surrounding the development and growth of eCommerce, delivery has always been seen as a prosaic utility: necessary, solid and unchanging.

Boy, is that wrong.

With retailers fighting each other – and everyone fighting Amazon – delivery has become one of the key differentiators among retailers and marketplaces.

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Topics: eCommerce, Shipping & Fulfilment

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2017

Aimee Goodsall | November 30, 2017 | Comments

With Christmas now less than a month away, it's crucial that you're aware of the delivery and collection schedules for your courier(s), as this not only enables you to appropriately inform your customers of the cut-off dates for pre-Christmas delivery, but more importantly it allows you to dispatch their orders on time. 

To help with this, we have put together a handy guide featuring the last posting dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery, along with other relevant information for the peak festive period. 

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce, eCommerce News

The Cheapest Courier Services Available To Online Sellers [2018]

Aimee Goodsall | October 9, 2017 | Comments

With your delivery costs having an impact on both your profit margins and customer satisfaction, it’s crucial that you’re aware of the best and cheapest courier service for your business.

Here’s the thing; while each shipping courier will base their delivery costs on various different factors, including the weight and dimensions of a package, delivery requirements – same-day, next-day, chosen-day or standard – as well as insurance and tracking options, the good news is that many of them will be able to negotiate better rates, depending on your business needs and the number of parcels you dispatch.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

How To Reduce Your Shipping Costs

Aimee Goodsall | August 24, 2017 | Comments

As an online seller, you will no doubt be doing all you can to cut back on unnecessary business costs and increase your bottom line. But how much thought have you put into reducing your shipping costs?

Here’s the thing - charging your customers too much for their delivery can risk loss of business, while failing to charge enough can cut into your profits.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce, eCommerce Best Practices

Linnworks Becomes The First European Company To Earn Prestigious FedEx Accreditation

Will Bowes | April 11, 2017 | Comments

We are pleased to announce that Linnworks has become the first company in Europe to be accredited by FedEx. While this in itself is a huge achievement for our company, more importantly it will enable us to better align with FedEx and pass on the innovations pioneered by the international shipping provider, directly to our customer base.

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Topics: FedEx, Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce