Delivery trends in 2019 … and beyond

Delivery trends in 2019 … and beyond

21 December 2018

We’ve come a long way from manually checking off deliveries against a hand-written list or an Excel spreadsheet, and the logistics sector is all the better for it. Modern technology has greatly simplified overseeing deliveries to consumers, enabling continuous visibility and optimised efficiency from warehouse to final destination. Electronic proof of delivery (EPOD) is continuing to evolve as consumers become ever-more demanding and businesses continually up their service provision in order to stay competitive. This blog outlines what we expect to see in the industry over the next few years.  Read More >>

Choosing a Proof of Delivery system

Choosing a Proof of Delivery system

04 December 2018

As many businesses have come to realise, it’s simply not possible to offer a delivery service that meets client demands without the support of an Electronic Proof of Delivery (EPOD) system. But, how do you know which EPOD solution is right for your business? What are the most important factors to consider when choosing EPOD software and a supplier to provide it? We highlight four elements that are a good place to start.  Read More >>

Record sales for PODStar EPOD system

Record sales for PODStar EPOD system

04 December 2018

Touchstar, a developer of intelligent real-time EPOD solutions, and a member of the Touchstar PLC group of companies, has enjoyed a year of major accomplishments within the current financial period. In its 2018 fiscal year, PodStar has exceeded its customer, revenue, company and product goals. Read More >>

Is your business prepared for Winter retail?

Is your business prepared for Winter retail?

16 November 2018

For several years now, the last two months of the year have been synonymous with massive retail spending. Since its importation from the US, the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend has well and truly become part of the UK retail calendar, joining forces with Christmas to create six weeks of intense consumer activity. And it’s online that’s come out on top in recent years; in 2017, UK online retail sales hit £1.39 billion on Black Friday, up 11.7% on 2016’s date. With such huge commercial opportunity on offer, any retail company – especially those with an online store – needs to make sure they’re ready to make the most of it.  Read More >>

Three reasons why you should be route planning

Three reasons why you should be route planning

27 September 2018

Getting goods from A to B may seem a simple enough task at first glance. Yet, as any business responsible for logistical operations can attest, there are countless factors that can impact the efficiency and performance of your fleet out in the field. While some of these may be out of your control, other factors can be controlled and mitigated by optimising the route planning processes that keep your fleet moving. Effective route planning not only means the difference between a delivery service that earns repeat business and one that doesn’t; it can benefit your organisation in ways that can add value across the board.  Read More >>