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Deliveries are the “beating heart” of ecommerce. Here’s how mid-size retailers can keep at peak fitness

Deliveries are the “beating heart” of ecommerce. Here’s how mid-size retailers can keep at peak fitness

By Jeroen Terheggen, VP for Mid-Market, nShift.

What happens after the customer clicks “buy” often determines whether they will buy again or go elsewhere. The manner, speed, and experience around deliveries is a key “moment of truth” for the customer relationship.

But many mid-size retailers (those shipping between 10,000 and 1 million parcels each year) struggle to get the delivery experience right.

Keeping up with rising cold storage requirements

Keeping up with rising cold storage requirements

In the cold and frozen food sector, tremendous growth combined with a serious shortage of capacity is severely constraining companies today. “The frozen food market is currently experiencing remarkable growth, with its global value soaring to $265 billion..."

FMI view: ‘The future of packaging: Smart bundling machines and Industry 4.0’

FMI view: ‘The future of packaging: Smart bundling machines and Industry 4.0’

The global bundling machine market is estimated to hit a valuation of USD 4,095 million in 2024 and anticipated to reach a value of USD 5,721.3 million by 2034.

Sales revenue of bundling machines industry is projected to rise at a CAGR of 3.4% over the forecast period. The revenue generated by bundling machine in 2023 was USD 3,979.5 million. The industry is anticipated to exhibit a Y-o-Y growth of 2.5% in 2024.

Recycling Protocols for Heavy Machinery: Challenges and Solutions

Recycling Protocols for Heavy Machinery: Challenges and Solutions

By Sarah Meyers, freelance writer.

Recycling heavy machinery is a complex yet crucial aspect of modern waste management and environmental conservation. As industries evolve and machinery ages, the need to properly dismantle and recycle these massive structures becomes increasingly significant.

What the future looks like for infrastructure supply chains

What the future looks like for infrastructure supply chains

Every industry is constantly looking to improve their respective sectors for great efficiency and streamlining. The construction industry is no different, as infrastructure supply chains are set for huge transformations in the coming years, thanks partly to technology and innovative strategies.

But what are some trends the industry can expect for future changes throughout the supply chain?

5 ways weather-resistant packaging protects your goods during transit

5 ways weather-resistant packaging protects your goods during transit

With 60% of businesses in the UK currently facing supply chain issues, many are struggling to provide a perfect service to customers. 

UK logistics market remains ‘prime’ destination for global investment

UK logistics market remains ‘prime’ destination for global investment

The UK remains a ‘prime’ destination for global investment, as deal appetite returns for logistics and supply chain management businesses.

In the first quarter of 2024, 38% of deals in the sector were cross-border, highlighting the growing interest from international investors. High profile transactions included Elanders’ acquisitions of Bishopsgate Specialist Logistics, Yusen-owned ILG’s acquisition of Global Freight Solutions and Hapag Lloyds’ acquisition of ATL Haulage Contractors.

Driving ecommerce success with delivery & experience management (DMXM)

Driving ecommerce success with delivery & experience management (DMXM)

By Johan Hellman, VP Product and Carrier, nShift.

Building brand loyalty in retail and ecommerce is getting harder. Despite spending increasing sums on discounts and promotions to entice new customers, retailers struggle with one-time purchasers and serial purchase-and-return consumers. What’s more, they must contend with rising marketing and logistics costs.

Reducing costs is a growing priority for almost two-thirds of organisations, Daisy study finds

Reducing costs is a growing priority for almost two-thirds of organisations, Daisy study finds

Almost two-thirds of UK organisations say they will focus on reducing their costs this year, according to new research from Daisy Corporate Services (Daisy).

Fewer goods vehicle drivers are being prosecuted for breaking the law – endorsements dropped by 27 per cent in just three years

Fewer goods vehicle drivers are being prosecuted for breaking the law – endorsements dropped by 27 per cent in just three years

Almost 20,000 truckers were prosecuted for speeding in the UK last year - but the number of fines has fallen by a quarter since 2021.

Keeping up with rising cold storage requirements

Keeping up with rising cold storage requirements

As demand for cold and frozen storage surges amid a critical shortage of space, selecting the right racking system along with state-of-the-art pallet shuttle technology can help processors store and retrieve products more efficiently.

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