New COVID-19 requirements for international hauliers
New requirements for COVID-19 testing and other safety protocols for international hauliers will be in place in the UK from 6th April 2021. Read on to learn more. COVID-19 testing for international hauliers All hauliers entering England from abroad and staying longer than 2 days must take a COVID-19 test, starting from 6th April. […]
How do I know if Brightpearl is right for my business?
Any retailer, wholesaler or distributor delivering goods in your own fleet of vehicles, understands how important it is to have the right systems in place. But, with myriad options out there, what should your software ecosystem look like? Choosing a back-office system to handle ERP (enterprise resource planning) or inventory management is a big decision. […]
Life is short. Let’s automate!
How to use Brightpearl to automate your ecommerce orders If this year has shown us anything, it’s that time is precious – and life is too short to spend it on tedious, repetitive tasks (especially if there isn’t a way to eliminate them). Our partners Brightpearl have saved customers up to 2 months a year […]
COVID Impact & Customer Service in e-Commerce (Infographic)
In a previous post, we highlighted ways in which online retailers can use shipping and fulfillment to improve their customer service. A recent study by Dotcom Distribution on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the e-Commerce sector highlights just how much consumer demands have grown throughout the pandemic and why customer service for an […]
Delivery Tracking System: Where is my Garden Furniture?
We, as members of the UK general public, have long been dreaming of the day when the announcement would come, detailing the lifting of lockdown restrictions and finally being able to get the garden furniture and BBQ out and interact with our friends and family in a non-virtual setting. Following the Prime Minister’s press conference […]
Need to drive? Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE
An AA poll in October 2020 revealed that half of all drivers are now doing fewer miles than they were before the pandemic. Now that schools are opening again, and non-essential businesses won’t be far behind them, you may need to use the car more often. But, vehicles that have not been used frequently can […]
Will Stream be a good fit for my business?
Will Stream be a good fit for my business? This is probably one of the first questions you ask yourself as you consider investing in delivery routing & logistics software or a walkaround check & defect reporting system. Luckily, Stream has helped businesses manage their logistics, vehicles, drivers and orders across a huge range of […]
The why, when, and how of moving from a finance system to an ERP system
To smaller and midsize organisations, ERP systems may seem too cumbersome and expensive. An ERP is for multinational corporations like Shell and Coco-cola, right? Software vendors like SAP and Microsoft (and retail / omnichannel specialists like Brightpearl) have specifically designed products aimed at SME organisations. The myth that ‘ERP is only for the big players’ […]
What you need to know about Driver and Transport Manager CPC
To apply for an O-Licence, operators must “designate a transport manager if you’re applying for a standard licence”. That transport manager should be a “professionally competent person.” Transport Manager CPC In the O-Licence application, the transport manager must usually provide their Professional Competence Certification. The Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) examination is offered by a […]
How can online retailers improve customer experiences using shipping and fulfilment in 2021?
It was back in 2007 that the online retail giant, Amazon, launched its Prime delivery service, a low-cost monthly subscription that would set a new standard for the shipping and fulfilment of products purchased over the internet. Amazon’s revolutionary Prime service provided subscribers with unlimited one day delivery on more than a million products available […]