Alternatively-Powered Vehicles – Making the Transition to Zero-emission Mobility (ACEA Progress Report)
In today’s world, many of us are aware of the sustainability implications of many of the actions we take, and this is no different for automotive manufacturers making the transition towards zero-emission mobility with alternatively-powered vehicles. In April 2019, the European Parliament and Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2019/631, which introduced CO2 emissions standards for new […]
Infographic: Semiconductor shortage slows LCV market growth despite 35,000 new vans hitting the British roads
In June 2021, almost 35,000 new vans hit the British roads amidst the ongoing global semiconductor shortages which has slowed a bumper recovery for the van market. According to the latest figures released by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), a total of 34,635 new vans were registered in June. This number is up […]
Warehousing Report: Third-Party Logistics Companies Now Leading Occupiers of Warehouse Space
A new report produced by Savills, and commissioned by United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), has highlighted the growth in the UK warehousing sector and the seismic shifts in occupier profile over the course of the last six years. In 2015, High Street retailers were the dominant occupiers of UK warehousing units, however over the last […]
Alternatives to TradeGecko and Quickbooks Commerce
With the news that Intuit is sunsetting TradeGecko/QuickBooks Commerce, you may have found yourself amongst the businesses searching for an alternative to Quickbooks Commerce and TradeGecko. TradeGecko, QuickBooks’ Commerce standalone product, will be retired on 10th June 2022. Product support for existing customers will also cease on this date. So, what’s an online retailer to […]
The Last Mile: How Can We Make it More Sustainable?
A change in consumer behaviour, and a soaring number of online orders has encouraged many businesses to think about how they can make their last mile deliveries more sustainable. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers have been faced with a surge in the number of orders being placed and, as a result, have […]
eCommerce: the impact of 2020, now and the future
Watch the Access Group’s Access All Areas panel discussion recording Our very own founder and managing director, Dave Pickburn featured amongst a panel of expert speakers for a discussion at The Access Group’s Access All Areas virtual conference last month. Joining Dave on the panel were Paul Brown of MHI; Hamilton Butcher of Haul & […]
Supply chain and logistics: Should you outsource or bring it in-house?
What is supply chain management? Supply chain management refers to the planning and management involved in producing, shipping and selling products and/or services to the end-user. This may include a network of organisations, from manufacturers and producers, to suppliers and shipping companies. What is logistics management? Logistics management refers to a part of the overall […]
The State of eCommerce delivery in 2021
The retail landscape changed rapidly during the pandemic, with online retail and eCommerce growing exponentially in 2020 and 2021. We’re now in a delivery-first economy – and consumer expectations have expanded to match. eCommerce had already been growing steadily by the start of 2020, and the pandemic just accelerated that growth. The convenience of online […]
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. […]