27 02, 2020

Online Returns Management – How to Manage Online Returns Effectively as a Business

2020-03-03T09:26:16+00:00February 27th, 2020|

According to the Office of National Statistics, in December 2019 Online Retailing accounted for 19.0% of all retailing in the UK – and that rate continues to grow about 1% every year. So with an increasing number of people choosing to buy online, it has become more important than ever

10 02, 2020

Weather Update

2020-02-10T11:08:13+00:00February 10th, 2020|

Despite significantly high winds and pockets of flooding around the U.K. The Delivery Group and ONEPOST continues to operate as much of a national network as possible. As many will be aware, throughout the evening of the 9th of February high winds and flooding prevented clear passage on many

23 12, 2019

Scented Stamps and Musical Postboxes – it must be Christmas!

2019-12-11T14:04:42+00:00December 23rd, 2019|

THE FESTIVE SEASON GIVES POSTAL OPERATORS AROUND THE WORLD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE Many postal services across the world devote their annual issues to Christmas. However, the subject of which country issued the first ever Christmas stamp has created much debate! Here are the main contenders: Canada 1898 - It’s

16 12, 2019

Happy 40th Birthday to the Barcode … and Happy 60th to the Postcode!

2019-12-11T14:01:49+00:00December 16th, 2019|

BARCODES AND POSTCODES HAVE MADE A REVOLUTIONARY IMPACT ON ALL OUR LIVES The first UK barcode scan took place on 2 October 1979, at supermarket chain Keymarkets in Spalding, Lincolnshire. When first introduced to retailers, sunlight shining through windows at the front of stores prevented barcodes from being read. Fortunately,

12 12, 2019

Royal Mail Announce Charges for Non-Compliant Mailmark Letters

2019-12-12T14:47:08+00:00December 12th, 2019|

Royal Mail have announced today that from 3rd February 2020 they will be re-introducing charges for non-compliant Mailmark items.  This decision follows a 2-year period when charges were suspended, during which Royal Mail conducted a number of trials to help find ways customers could improve the barcode read-rate on their