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Top 5 bespoke features of a carrier management system

2020-04-15T21:04:56+01:00April 15th, 2020|

Multi-carrier management systems help businesses choose the right carrier for their consignment, but they also help to eliminate manual tasks. The best systems are carrier agnostic which means that they are not charged a fee to be integrated onto the system. This is an important feature as it ensures the data that is made available [...]

Last Mile Logistics: 4 Ideas to Improve Courier Performance

2020-01-24T11:30:11+01:00January 24th, 2020|

Half of all retail sales in the UK will be online within the next 10 years. Consumer expectations are also rising as fewer are willing to wait three to five days for their parcel to arrive. This as parcel delivery suppliers in the sector know: makes last mile logistics the defining battleground for online retailers large and [...]

5 Sustainable Packaging Strategies and Ideas You Should Know

2019-12-10T21:19:40+01:00December 10th, 2019|

Everywhere we go, from the supermarket to the local grocery store, we see the words "eco-friendly", "sustainable", "green" etc, in today's world, that's a trend that businesses can't ignore. But becoming environmentally-friendly isn't just about the product itself. There are many other factors to think about, including a brand's packaging strategies and with so much information [...]

This is how Parcel Delivery Systems Can Help Boost Brand Reputation

2019-11-20T20:33:20+01:00November 20th, 2019|

In the world of parcel delivery getting from A to B is fraught with challenges that could make or break a brand’s reputation. At the heart of the process is the need to meet customer expectations and meet them fast. Why? Because brand reputation is dependent on a growing number of factors and failing to [...]

4 Ways to Demonstrate ROI on Parcel Shipping Software

2019-10-29T17:12:50+01:00October 29th, 2019|

Cloud-based multi-carrier parcel shipping software has grown up since the early days of SaaS and they are getting smarter. Factor in the rapid growth of eCommerce and the case to invest in a shipping software system is easy to prove. However, with so many systems now available how do you ensure you’re getting maximum ROI? [...]

Why online sellers need to attend Linn Academy 2019

2019-11-05T20:56:05+01:00September 13th, 2019|

Linnworks is an eCommerce platform that connects sellers and retailers with all the tools they need to manage their inventory and orders. From labels, packing, order processing to shipping management: Linnworks cloud-based system easily integrates with other systems to help make life easier for eCommerce vendors, driving cost efficiencies and promoting business growth. SmartConsign delivery [...]

It’s Back-To-School season. What can we learn from Amazon Prime Day?

2019-08-12T22:49:51+01:00August 12th, 2019|

Even by removing price out of the equation, it's easy to see how online shopping is outpacing bricks & mortar businesses. From free shipping, fast shipping to consumer-controlled shipping – eCommerce is rapidly changing the landscape. By 2040 it's estimated that 95% of purchases will be made online and with each sale event, the stakes get higher and higher. [...]

Press Release: Manchester tech company SmartConsign launches parcel delivery app to beat the last mile

2019-09-13T10:57:13+01:00July 19th, 2019|

27 Jun 2019, Manchester, UK: SmartConsign responds to the last-mile logistics challenge by launching an app version of their popular SaaS (Software as a Service) parcel delivery system, bringing the full suite of features together in an accessible, secure platform. The app is free for all SmartConsign clients, enabling managers from all parts of the [...]

Same-Day Delivery: The Next Evolution in Parcel Shipping

2019-06-26T12:50:40+01:00June 26th, 2019|

Last year 31% of consumers used same-day delivery services and close to a third cited frustrations at companies who do not offer this delivery option. Same-day delivery, which historically has been a stronger B2B proposition particularly in the healthcare sector, shows potential in changing the way consumers shop. This is because it offers all the [...]