Shipping and Delivery

Articles, guides and advice on shipping, local delivery, and pickup for small businesses and SMEs.


25% of online purchases abandoned due to delivery gripes

Almost £32m of online sales are abandoned at checkout because of frustrations over high delivery fees, slow speeds and limited options

Export & Import

How to prepare for the danger of corruption when shipping goods

The war in Ukraine, Russian sanctions, Covid and Brexit have exponentially complicated shipping and freight transport. What can you do to steer clear of the dangers of corruption when moving goods across borders?

Export & Import

Delivery tips: The 12 do’s of Christmas logistics

Paul Galpin gives delivery advice to help small business retailers cash in rather than crash out this Christmas.

Business Technology

Delivery on demand: what’s in the future for buying goods and services?

Today's customers have higher delivery expectations, wanting goods faster and cheaper. Technology has played a pivotal role – Andrew Wood from Rajapack explains more.

Export & Import

Watch out for these parcel shipping trends in 2018

Three months into 2018, here are the parcel service trends to pay attention to this year.

Export & Import

Turning delivery from problematic process to plain sailing

David Grimes, CEO of My Parcel Delivery, provides the tips on how you can revolutionise your business delivery service.


All consumers want for Christmas is free shipping

In the lead up to Black Friday, new research reveals that free shipping tops shoppers’ promotions wish list.


Online shoppers would spend more to get same-day delivery

How important it is for British small businesses to be online and offer same day delivery to their customers? Studies suggest its vital.

Export & Import

On-demand Warehousing: does it work for your business?

Choosing a warehouse solution for your business can be a tricky and costly process, but on-demand warehousing is seeking to fix that.


Poor communication from delivery companies causes nearly a quarter of missed deliveries

New research reveals that poor communication from delivery companies in the UK results in nearly a quarter of missed deliveries.

Export & Import

Can retailers keep up with growing e-commerce delivery demands?

With peak shopping season just around the corner, retailers must recognise and adapt to the rapid changes we are seeing in logistics, argues Matthew Robertson.

Business management

Small companies that improved their delivery services 

Here, we look at two businesses that partnered with Royal Mail to improve the management of their logistics and what services can be employed to help your small company do the same.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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