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Parcel machines with cold storage launched in Finland

Online groceries

The first robotic parcel machines with integrated cold storage are launched in Finland. The service aims at customers wanting to pick up their online groceries. Currently, the machines are only active in two locations near Helsinki. Continue reading

PostNord saw B2C volumes increase by 10% in 2019

PostNord

Ecommerce continues to drive growth for PostNord. The Swedish logistics group delivered just over 50 million parcels in the fourth quarter of 2019. And for the full year, B2C volumes increased by 10 percent compared to the year before. Continue reading

Polish consumers not happy with eco-behavior retailers

Recycling in ecommerce

About three out of four Polish consumers see environmentally-unfriendly behavior of sellers when they are shopping online. Among this behavior is the use of film for packing shipments, packing food products in plastic bags and packing small products in too large packages with fillers. Continue reading

Zalando opens fulfilment center in Italy

Zalando

Zalando has opened a new fulfilment center. Its latest distribution center is located in Italy, in Nogorole Rocco, near Verona. The site will serve customers in Southern Europe. Continue reading

UPS offers plug-ins for popular ecommerce platforms

UPS

UPS has announced a range of plug-ins, that allows users of Magento, WooCommerce, PrestaShop and OpenCart to add its services to their ecommerce websites. The plug-ins are part of the recently announced UPS Digital Access Program. Continue reading

Croatian Post successfully tests drone delivery

Croatian Post (Hrvatska Pošta)

Croatian Post has successfully completed its very first drone delivery. In about twelve minutes, the autonomous device flew from the Port of Gaženica to Preko at a speed of 35 kilometers per hour. The flight was part of a pilot project. Continue reading

Posten Norge tests parcel lockers in Norway

Posten Norge (The Norwegian Post)

Posten Norge has started a pilot project in Oslo with 100 parcel lockers across the city. The test is meant to provide insight for the further rollout of a new parcel locker network in Norway. Continue reading

GLS Spain now offers over 200 automated lockers

GLS

Parcel and express transport provider GLS Spain has integrated a large number of Pudo, Hapiick and PDN360 terminals into its network. Now, the number of automated lockers than can be used by GLS in Spain amounts to over 200. Continue reading

The Dutch return online orders the most

Online returns

Consumers in the Netherlands have the dubious honor to be the ones that send most online purchases back. Again. In the Netherlands, there’s a return rate of 13 percent, which is more than in countries such as Germany, Poland and Switzerland. Continue reading

UK delivery platform Sorted hits £1 billion milestone

Sorted

Sorted, a delivery software startup from the United Kingdom, has reached a nice milestone. The value of goods it has shipped to date has reached the 1 billion pounds mark. All in all, it was a great year for the startup, which saw its client base increase by 200 percent. Continue reading

1 million parcels through Lehtipiste’s parcel lockers in Finland

Pakettipiste

Over one million parcels have been delivered through the nationwide Pakettipiste network of Lehtipiste Oy, a Finnish distribution and marketing company for newspapers and magazines. The parcel locker network currently has around 300 active locations across Finland. Continue reading

40% of Swedes don’t want to pay for same-day-delivery

Fast delivery (such as same-day-delivery)

Same-day-delivery is an increasingly popular method of delivery for online orders. But such a service costs money, of course. In Sweden, it seems that four in ten consumers don’t want to pay a thing for same-day-delivery. Continue reading

Russia and China partner to control trackable package flow

Parcel/package

Russian Post and China Post have agreed on the joint development of the cPacket logistics service. With this service, the two postal operators want to control the flow of small traceable packages that will be exchanged between Russia and China. Continue reading