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Christmas 2022 last posting dates

Just a quick heads up that Gophr is ‘open’ and delivering EVERY DAY over the Xmas period - even on Christmas Day* should you need us. With industrial action causing all sorts of postage backlogs,…

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Green Logistics: How localising delivery can reduce your footprint

Ship-from-store and micro-fulfilment centres (MFCs) are at the core of new sustainable logistics models as they are placed closer to consumers, reducing delivery times and offering more efficient…

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Green logistics: A courier’s guide to reducing failed deliveries

There’s much more to sustainable deliveries than just electric vehicles.  Failed deliveries (late, missed, lost or wrong) are one of the key contributors to delivery emissions.  On average in the UK,…

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How to make the most of your Shopify store with the Gophr x Zapiet integration

Gophr has now integrated with Zapiet's app, Zapiet - Pickup + Delivery, which means customers can generate quotes at checkout, create delivery jobs, receive status updates and cancel jobs, all from…

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Floral delivery issues: What do consumers complain most about on Twitter?

The first floral delivery service was founded by 15 American florists in 1910. Nowadays you can send flowers for pretty much anything from showing appreciation, sending congratulations, mourning a…

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4 questions about how to build a dedicated in-house delivery fleet – and the answers you need

Businesses of every size are benefiting from the boom in online shopping.  Online shopping is one of the most popular activities worldwide, with e-retail revenues projected to surpass $8.1 trillion…

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4 Ways to Get Better at Delivery as a Florist 

As spring quickly approaches, florists need to get ready for their busiest time of year. Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, reports that the peak seasons for flowers are…

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A Courier’s Guide to Remote Work Delivery

Hybrid working looks set to continue for many businesses across the UK even after all the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. Which means there’s added complexity for PAs, EAs and TAs who now have…

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5 Ways Same Day Delivery Can Help Printers

On-demand printing remains a large industry, one that is still viable and competitive, even in the digital age.  According to Print Business, for instance, the numbers for 2018 showed that printing,…

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Gophr’s SMB Guide: How to launch same day delivery

In the fast-paced world that we live in, where hyper-fast grocery startups are getting goods to customers in 10 minutes, it’s no surprise that people expect everything possible to be delivered…

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How is Peak uncertainty affecting your carrier plans?

Peak stress? Here’s what you can do... Trying to predict exactly what will be thrown at retailers this peak season is a little like trying to nail jelly to the wall. The pandemic, global supply chain…

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How many people still miss deliveries despite working from home?

We have seen a major shift in remote working over the last two years with many professionals working remotely. At the end of the Coronavirus job retention scheme in September 2021, 16% of businesses…

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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 important…

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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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How we gather valuable user insights to drive product innovation

Updated: 21/12/19 Gophr is a marketplace made up of two sides: couriers and customers: supply and demand. Startups working in the on-demand delivery sector tend to be well funded enough that they…

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Thoughts on the gig-economy, and its consequences for the courier industry

Updated: 9/12/19 These blogs post were written by our Founder, Seb Robert, 3 years ago and were based on his thoughts on Uber’s 2016 tribunal ruling. Please keep an eye out for updated opinion pieces…

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Parcel Sizes: Small and Large Parcel Deliveries

Updated: 29/03/21 We get a lot of questions about what Gophr courier’s vehicles can carry and what’s best for their job, so we’ve pulled this post together as a guide to help you book the right…

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Cycle couriers tackling the sorry state of the London air crisis

Updated: 3/12/19 We’re very proud to be working with two highly-innovative British Tech companies: CleanSpace and Inmarsat. Together, we're undertaking the largest air pollution research project in…

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Interviews from the void: The Good Brownie Co.

Updated: 22/11/19 Everyone can appreciate the feeling when you get to eat something that’s really good. David, the co-founder of the Good Brownie company, has a distinct vision for how his brownies…

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Interviews from the void: Fullcity Cycles

Updated: 19/11/19 This is the first post in a series of interviews with some of our clients and friends. We’re aiming to highlight the triumphs and struggles of running your own business. Where…

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Bike manufacturing start ups that you need to know about

Updated: 13/11/19 We thought we’d share a bit about our favourite bike manufacturing startups so you know where to head when you’re looking for your next set of wheels. If you’re not thinking of…

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Surcharges

SURCHARGES   Certain surcharges may be payable by you in addition to the carriage fees which are set out as the cost for the standard delivery of your order. When a surcharge is payable, it may…

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