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Here's a collection of blog posts on logistics, vehicle & transport management software.

Click-and-collect, free delivery & easy returns

Posted by Zoe on February 15, 2019.

Click-and-collect, free delivery & easy returns

How does your final-mile stack up in 2019? The 2019 Multichannel Retail Report highlights convenience and customer experience as the keys to success in the future of retail. The report describes 2018 as a turbulent year across the board. With closures and trouble for some of the big names, SMEs can use omnichannel to their advantage. Many […]

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Changes to Roadside Payments: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Zoe on February 7, 2019.

Changes to Roadside Payments: Everything You Need to Know

The DVSA have changed the way they take roadside payments from drivers. The announcement came in January and the change took place at the end of the month. The DVSA will no longer accept chip & PIN payments from drivers paying fixed penalty notices during roadside inspections. Instead, a system has been implemented by the […]

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Could ship from store give your retail business the competitive edge?

Posted by Zoe on February 6, 2019.

Could ship from store give your retail business the competitive edge?

Ship-from-store offers retailers and brands an innovative way to gain a competitive edge. Recently, Metapack released a whitepaper looking at the competitive advantage bricks-and-mortar retailers could gain by ‘Putting Stores Back to Work‘ through a ship-from-store model. Ship-from-store is a fulfilment model which allows brands and retailers to ship orders directly from their stores to consumers. […]

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Should you be worried about old tyres?

Posted by Zoe on February 5, 2019.

Should you be worried about old tyres?

Following the release of the updated guide to maintaining roadworthiness by the DVSA late last year there has been some debate amongst operators about the guidance surrounding old tyres. Specifically, the updated guide includes a section on tyres over 10 years old: “A robust tyre management system is essential for any professional vehicle operator and should […]

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#StreamTeam | January 2019

Posted by Zoe on January 31, 2019.

#StreamTeam | January 2019

In a new monthly feature, the #StreamTeam will be sharing their wisdom on everything from tips for fleet managers and logistics planners to the wider news and challenges facing the transport sector, as well as updates on the Stream product suite and a behind-the-scenes look at what’s coming up. In this January 2019 edition, you’ll […]

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Stream is a Great British Fleet Award winner

Posted by Paul on January 29, 2019.

Stream is a Great British Fleet Award winner

Stream named the Great British Fleet Awards ‘Innovation in Green Travel’ winner Stream was amongst the winners announced at the inaugural Great British Fleet Awards, which recognises excellence across the fleet industry. Held at the London Novotel West, the prestigious awards celebrated the achievements of individual fleet managers, plus software providers, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers. Stream Go’s […]

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Building a bigger, better Stream

Posted by Paul on January 22, 2019.

Building a bigger, better Stream

Last year was quite a year for Stream. We more than doubled the number of companies who joined the Stream subscriber community – and that growth is only set to continue this year as we look to develop the add more and more features into our delivery, logistics and fleet compliance software. To support this […]

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What’s new in the DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness?

Posted by Zoe on January 2, 2019.

What’s new in the DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness?

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is a document from the DVSA. It provides guidelines and best-practice advice to operators for maintaining the safety of their fleet. With information pertaining to HGVs, PSVs and LGVs, the guide is a one-stop-shop for maintaining the safety of commercial vehicles. The guide was updated in 2018, with more information and […]

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Delivery, logistics & transportation trends 2019

Posted by Paul on December 19, 2018.

Delivery, logistics & transportation trends 2019

As the year draws to a close, our team has turned their thoughts to what might happen in the logistics and transportation sector in 2019. B2C & B2B companies becoming aware of just what’s possible from delivery & logistics software Dave Pickburn, Director One of the trends we’re seeing, not just in Stream users but […]

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What does eCommerce Delivery look like in 2019?

Posted by Zoe on December 7, 2018.

What does eCommerce Delivery look like in 2019?

In previous years, we’ve looked at how the delivery experience can impact the overall customer experience, and how going above-and-beyond on the delivery promise can act as a differentiator for retailers in today’s competitive marketplace. The latest State of eCommerce Delivery report from Metapack only confirms the continuation of the trend towards customer-centric delivery: “61% […]

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