The Norwegian postal service Posten Norge will roll out parcel lockers across the nation. This follows after exploring the technology and the demand from both online retailers and consumers. Posten Norge will now start a nationwide network of app-operated parcel lockers.
No ecommerce without logistics. Because whenever a consumer orders something online, that product has to be shipped from one place (a warehouse or fulfilment centre) to another (the consumer’s house, a pick-up point, et cetera). So logistics play a very important role in the whole ecommerce process. In order to achieve success in the online retail industry, one has to have a very solid logistics plan in place.
DSV has introduced an extra weekly inbound departure from Shanghai, as well as a new route between Hong Kong and Luxembourg. On these two routes, part of DSV’s Europe-Asia cargo air bridge, two 747 freighters will fly.
Wildberries, the biggest online retailer in Russia, has started a partnership with Russian footwear retailer Obuv Rossii. The physical stores of Obuv Rossii will operate as pick-up points for online orders from Wildberries.
Otto Group has announced the upcoming closure of the last returns-processing facility in Germany. The facility is operated by Otto subsidiary Hermes Fulfilment in Hamburg and will be closed down in the second half of next year.
SwipBox is partnering in Europe again. This time it’s with Belgian logistics provider Bpost. The two have teamed up to launch a network of parcel lockers that are battery driven and Bluetooth enabled. The first step is a pilot project in the Belgian city of Mechelen.
Castorama has installed its own click-and-collect lockers in Poland. The solution is called CastoMat and allows customers from the French DIY to pick up their orders whenever they like.
Saloodo, a digital freight platform from Germany, is expanding. The startup, which connects shippers and carriers with a solution for ordering and handling shipments, will now launch its platform in Turkey.
AliExpress will shorten its delivery times in some parts of Europe by 30 percent. This is the result of a new air route AliExpress has announced. The commercial route between China and Spain will start this month.
UPS will launch its Saturday delivery service in eight European markets this month. The launch follows after European consumers have increasingly turned to online shopping during the coronavirus breakout.
Department store chain John Lewis will almost double its number of click and collect points across the United Kingdom. The extension is the result of a partnership with the Co-op. For John Lewis, this is another effort to support growth in ecommerce.
Online retailers in Germany should better inform their customers about the status of their orders. One in four ecommerce companies only sends a single email after checkout, a study about Ecommerce shipping in Germany shows.
Online consumers in Europe think the Brexit will lead to slower online delivery from the United Kingdom. They also think it will lead to less choice of British goods to buy online.
DHL Parcel has announced it will invest at least 125 million euros in the Netherlands. It will use the money to open two new parcel sorting centers. During the last two years, DHL Parcel already invested 150 million euros in the Dutch market.
Spanish freight transport platform Ontruck has continued its expansion across Europe. It now connects logistics hubs across the Western and Central parts of the continent.
Logistics company DSV plans to invest about 270 million euros in a new logistics center, which will become Europe’s largest with just one leaseholder. The new site will cover 700,000 square meters.