940 Million Parcels will be despatched by eCommerce brands to customers in 2014, 40 million more than first thought. Multi channel is the growth area, with increased sales coming from click and collect, both in store and collection locations. Read more

Smartphones and tablets now account for over a third of eCommerce sales, according the latest report from IMRG and Capgemini. This represents an increase of 14% from Q1 2013. Visits to eCommerce sites via mobile devices are also on the increase, with almost 50% of visits coming from mobiles and tablets. Read more

London is home to more retail brands than any other city in the world, topping cities including Shanghai, Moscow, Singapore and Beijing, claims a new report by CRBE. Swelled by international customers from China and the Middle East, London is leading the way with luxury brands. Read more about the report…

Retail sales have grown for 6 months consecutively, according to the CBI’s latest survey. The survey found that 38% of retailers reported an increase in sales, whilst 22% saw a fall in May. Whilst the overall net 16% figure is way less than projected, the good news is that growth is consistent across the retail sector. Read more

Hermes This week announced their biggest ever single investment, in a new 15,000 Sq/m, £14m distribution hub in Warrington. Capable of processing 550,000 parcels per day via an automated scanner which can process 20,000 parcels an hour. The move increases Hermes position in a booming carrier market. Read more

Spark Response this week gave our thoughts on the latest developments in carrier services. As an order fulfilment company we stay at the heart of the latest developments in order to offer our clients the best services. Read our guest blog on Tambebay.com.

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