Business

How to run a same day delivery pilot

Same-day delivery is a simple concept that’s difficult to get right in practice. Getting it right requires a well-planned pilot programme; with a clearly defined objective, and all the…

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Hub to Home: Bundled or unbundled?

There’s a maxim in delivery that the ‘last mile’ is the most difficult and expensive of all the miles. Estimates put it at 40 - 50% of the total fulfilment cost, and that’s before you factor in the…

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Supporting our people and the planet

We think of sustainability as being two-fold; people and planet. We’ve always worked very hard at making sure we go further than others in our sector on the people side, making sure we do better by…

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Nothing says ‘I love you’ like last minute deliveries

GET IN TOUCH   In the olden normal times, up to 1/3 of us left Valentine’s Day to the last minute, because nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a panic buy, right? Old habits die hard and we’re…

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Same-day delivery extends reach of click and collect

This article was featured in the Scottish Grocer as an advertorial. Click + Collect has become a leading omnichannel solution for many retailers thanks to its low cost and convenience (particularly…

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Ordering and delivery habits in 2020

This year has been one of monumental change, and that’s of course largely down to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. With more people than ever before working from home, and social…

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The retailer’s shipping guide to a successful peak holiday season

"There is concern toy retailers won't be able to meet the massive increase in online orders because of courier constraints" - Gary Grant, boss of the Entertainer. In what is already an insanely busy…

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21st century milkmen: providing delivery services for your local community

The situation So you may have heard by now that the entire country is on lockdown. You’ve also probably read all the articles about how couriers and those working for a local delivery service are now…

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A how-to guide for bricks-and-mortar businesses pivoting to dark store delivery models

Even before the recent Government lockdown was announced we were getting a lot of enquiries around providing delivery from businesses looking to adapt to a delivery-only model, so we’ve put together…

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Learn the first steps to building the ultimate same-day logistics management platform

Updated: 22/12/19 Our same-day logistics management platform is fundamental to everything we do at Gophr. So, we thought we’d share how we built the brains of our business. We’ll explain how our…

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