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Will High Street stores turn to the dark side to survive their battle with e-commerce?

A new study by the home delivery expert ParcelHero reveals the store of tomorrow might replace shoppers with robots and stock with digital screens. The reopening of non-essential stores has seen shoppers flocking back to the High Street. Footfall soared over 90% during the first week that non-essential stores reopened. However, …

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Gloomy economic news dampens hopes for retail and manufacturing’s return, says ParcelHero

Today’s ONS economic indicators paint a gloomy picture for British businesses selling in the UK and overseas. Over 15% of businesses say demand for their exports has crumbled, while the number of UK retailers currently trading has fallen significantly in the lead-up to the ‘Glorious Twelfth’. The Government’s latest Office …

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How retailers are making up for lost sales by boosting online offerings

The COVID-19 crisis has changed many aspects of our work and personal lives. While many businesses have been frantically trying to implement remote working strategies that will ensure their employees can continue to do their jobs, those working on the UK’s high streets have fallen into two main camps: Those …

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Positive January sales could be a turning point for the high street

Over the past couple of years it has been difficult to weed out the positive news about the state of the UK high streets, as most headlines have been occupied by the words like “Brexit”, “Negotiations”, “Uncertainty” and so on. While we’re still working out the exact details of the …

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Covid-19: Ten steps retailers, importers and delivery companies can take to reduce its impact

ParcelHero has studied the impact of the new coronavirus on the retail supply chains worldwide to create ten steps to mitigate the effect of Covid-19 on international trade and logistics, as outlined by Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT. The sudden spread of Covid-19, the new coronavirus, has created …

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ParcelHero predicts a “Christmas crush” with 3 “Super Saturdays” before Christmas

The final Saturday before Christmas has become known as ‘Super Saturday’ as Christmas shopping, both in store and online, reaches a crescendo.  A quirk of the calendar means that December 2019, for the first time in four years, has just three Saturdays rather than four, before Christmas. That will turn …

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Retailers reluctant to jump on Singles Day shopping event

In recent years, the Singles Day shopping event has caught on rapidly in the UK, but could its clash with Remembrance Day be causing many retailers to remain reluctant to endorse it? “Singles Day, which really took off in China on 11th of the 11th, 2011, was initially created by …

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Deal or no-deal Brexit: ParcelHero on what’s likely to happen to EU shipments after 1st November

There has been a great deal of publicity in recent days about how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, but delivery expert ParcelHero says the procedures for shipping items to the EU from 1st November onwards will be very different if a deal is agreed. “The Government’s £100m advertising campaign has …

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Good news for high street tech sales, but etailers are still missing out

ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT, looks at the recent healthy results for tech sales – but questions why some online stores are still missing out… A recent Reuters poll revealed retail experts feared a particularly dismal outlook for June sales, with a slump of 0.3% or more …

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“UK’s homespun Amazon Tax won’t save the high street”

E-commerce home delivery specialist ParcelHero has spoken out about Chancellor Hammond’s decision to push for an international tax on web giants at the G7 Finance Ministers’ meeting, and his earlier announcement of a new independent British ‘Amazon Tax’. “In the dying days of this Cabinet, the current Chancellor is still determined …

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