An own warehouse is of great importance for e-commerce companies: Shop operators retain full control over all ongoing processes. But having your own warehouse and shipping on your own is not always the best choice. E-commerce fulfilment offers retailers a variety of options to operate more efficiently.
Customers expect excellent service also in online shopping. They want generous return periods and, of course, the possibility to make returns free of charge. At the same time, consumers also demand sustainability on the part of e-commerce companies. Ecological shipping and an equally sustainable handling of returns therefore are among the core challenges of online retailers, especially in the fashion industry.
After four years at our Butzbach site, it’s time to say goodbye.
PARCEL.ONE has grown along with online retail and we are proud of this development. To better respond to what is happening in eCommerce, we are expanding from 1800 sqm to over 12,000 sqm in the new logistics centre.
Free returns and generous return timelines are the order of the day in online retail. These are crucial elements of the business model.
The immense competitive pressure among online retailers is making it necessary. However, the negative economic and above all the ecological consequences are significant.
And the clock is ticking. So, what should (online) retailers look out for in terms of sustainability and social responsibility in the future?
Parcels to Great Britain: DPD, GLS and Hermes stop shipping due to Brexit.
Here is an overview from Paketda! on the current situation.
Due to the EU-wide pandemic measures and Brexit, the movement of goods between the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland and the EU is currently severely disrupted. This affects cross-border parcel flows for all logistics providers, be it letter, parcel or pallet.
Therefore, we cannot accept parcels to UK and Ireland until further notice.
Parcel shipments that have already been handed over to us and have not yet arrived in the receiving country will be returned by us in the coming days.
We ask for your understanding that we have to take this measure due to the circumstances beyond our control.
We will keep you informed about further developments as soon as possible.
2020 will be a year that many remember well. When do you ever get the chance to explain to your children or grandchildren: “Back then it was quite normal to go shopping with a mask on.” Or that the postman only delivered packages contactlessly.
Due to the flood disaster, shipments are currently not possible to areas with the following postal codes:
Status: 2021, October
Due to the change of political power in Afghanistan we are currently not able to deliver mail or parcels there.
Due to cyclone Kompasu we are currently not able to deliver mail or parcels to Macao, China
The borders are largely open again, travel is increasing again and it seems as if we have taken a big step towards “normality” again.
Other current Situations:
Portugal Due to the new European VAT regulations, there is a delay in the delivery of parcels in Portugal.
Greece Due to technical issues, the Greek Postal services are currently unable to perform customs declarations, which causes a delay in the delivery of parcels.
For Europe we have a small overview here. To these countries there are currently delays of about 1 week:
For the following non-EU countries there may be delays up to 2 weeks:
The import to the following countries is currently not possible because the borders have been closed:
Countries with Embargo or no active Postal Service:
Dear customers, partners and friends,
the situation in dealing with COVID-19 (“coronavirus”) is highly dynamic and the situation can change permanently.
This leads to uncertainties and questions on many sides, which is why we would like to inform you about our measures at this point.
The same applies to the health of our employees, but also to the jobs of each of our employees.
We are monitoring the situation closely and taking action based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and local authorities, and are reacting accordingly – sometimes proactively, in some cases gently and in others radically.
We permanently adjust the work processes internally and monitor the hygiene measures very strictly.
Furthermore, the entire sales team, customer service, as well as the majority of our office staff are located in the home office.
Our working hours are permanently, flexibly adjusted and we work every week so that your shipments can still be delivered on time.
If the 7-day incidence in Germany is above 100, the following measures will be taken:
Source: Der Spiegel
Even though many countries have closed their borders and restrictions on public life have been ordered, the movement of goods is not always affected.
In the pandemic, we all face challenges – a difficult situation that will continue for some time. We will continue to keep you updated – Here on our site and on all our social media channels.
Take care and stay healthy!
Your Team – PARCEL.ONE
KEYWEB considers it its duty to provide services that comply with and optimize a positive eco-balance. With Green Hosting – KeyEco they set a clear sign for acting consciously in the sense of our environment and go one step further.
Sustainability encompasses environmentally friendly corporate action at all levels – from the ecological operation of data centers and hosting products, to consciously sustainable processes in everyday office and work life, to social commitment both within the company and for our society.