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CollectPlus Moves into Profitability as Demand for Services Delivers Record Growth

Posted on 21/11/2013 by Marketing

23% increase in brands using CollectPlus for the period Now handling over 250,000 parcels a week November 2013: CollectPlus, the largest store-based parcel delivery service in the UK has announced that it has further increased its parcel volumes and is now handling 5.7m million transactions a year, helping increase revenue growth to £14.3 million for the first six months of the year. CollectPlus now works with over 260 retail brands, which is a 23% increase in clients taking up CollectPlus’ services since the end of the last financial year (ended 31st March 2013).  New returns Clients include Estee Lauder, Fat read more…

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Collectplus CEO meets the Princess Royal

Posted on 06/11/2013 by Marketing

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Collectplus CEO Neil Ashworth talks with the Princess Royal at last weeks Transaid 15th Anniversary Reception at Buckingham Palace.   Also in the photo is Steve Agg (CEO of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport). Comic Relief announced a £1 million grant to transport industry charity Transaid, at the organisation’s 15th anniversary celebration at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The five-year grant, which will be used to set up Transaid’s Emergency Transport Scheme in Adamawa State in Nigeria, was welcomed by charity patron The Princess Royal who also paid tribute to the transport and logistics read more…

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John Lewis Launches a Customer Collection Service Through Collectplus Convenience Stores

Posted on 27/09/2013 by Marketing

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Partnership with CollectPlus brings John Lewis to more towns and villages around the UK 25th September 2013: John Lewis has started its trial to offer a collection service through CollectPlus, allowing customers to conveniently pick up John Lewis products bought online at local convenience stores and petrol stations. The trial will initially launch in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the South West of England. The service will be offered in partnership with CollectPlus, the largest store-based parcel service in the UK, which has over 5,250 convenience stores, newsagents, supermarkets and petrol stations in its UK network. The John Lewis CollectPlus read more…

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Is online shopping delivering the goods?

Posted on 30/07/2013 by Marketing

Online shopping is so convenient. Shopping 24 hours a day from the comfort of your own home? Wonderful. But there’s a flaw: dodgy deliveries can cause more trouble than you bargained for. The postman stands on your doorstep clutching a parcel. He rings the doorbell – but you’re not in. Does he take your package back to the depot? Leave it with a neighbour? Hide it in the wheelie bin? Or stuff it behind the garden gnomes? It’s something that almost all of us have experienced after ordering products online. But different companies have very different policies when it comes to read more…

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Tablet users lead online retail boom

Posted on 24/07/2013 by Marketing

Consumers are using tablets to search for goods online more than twice as often as they were a year ago, with their popularity driving a jump in internet shopping queries on search engines. Retail web searches on tablets in the second quarter of the year were up 132pc against the same period last year, according to the Online Retail Monitor, which is compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Google. This, combined with a 66pc increase in searches on smartphones, sent the total number of internet shopping searches – which also includes those made on a PC – up read more…

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Christmas trading – multichannel is a must

Posted on 22/07/2013 by Marketing

So what will a successful multichannel offer look like this year? For store retailers especially, click-and-collect remains the most important aspect. “It’s quite luxurious to think people will be able to wait at home for a delivery,” says Smith. “We have astonishing numbers for the growth of our click-and-collect services. The percentageof sales is growing exponentially.” Click-and-collect services will continue to develop – Lewis says John Lewis’ partnership with Waitrose will expand as more Waitrose stores are encompassed into the network, enabling shoppers to pick up John Lewis products from the stores. “Our click-and-collect service is growing tremendously quickly,” he read more…

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