Tips for your Online Store during COVID-19

As Coronavirus spreads around the world, employees in more and more companies are working from home. Areas are quarantined, many shops remain closed. People are currently changing their everyday lives, but not their consumer habits. The difficulties associated with traditional retail together with unprecedented digital and mobile media usage offer enormous opportunities for online shops.

Top tips for an online storeWhether it is a new book, supplies of printer cartridges for home schooling for the kids or a keyboard so that you can work from home … Your customer wants to be sure that the delivery takes place when he or she orders.

The fact that customers are now increasingly wondering whether delivery is taking place at all is not surprising.
Has the order been received? Is the order handed over to a delivery service? Is it delivered within the usual delivery times?
Online buyers who ask these questions and do not get a clear answer will postpone their purchase or place their order with another online shop. Read more from our partner, DHL’s article >

Rethinking packaging: The future of packaging in the logistics industry

Rethinking packaging in the logistics industry IFSYears of innovation and refinement have produced packaging technologies and solutions that deliver high performance at a low cost. However, there is growing evidence that these approaches can’t keep up with the changing needs of companies, consumers and the environment.

Our partners, DHL Express, have been thinking about how new approaches to packaging will shape future logistics operations and processes. In DHL’s latest Trend Report, titled Rethinking Packaging, they look into the future of packaging in the logistics industry. Read more >

Brexit: Uk leaves the European Union, what next?

On January 31st the United Kingdom entered into a Transition Period, which is scheduled to run until December 31, 2020.

Brexit’s getting closer than everImports and exports will continue as they are for the duration of this period. However, as the terms of any future trade agreement between the UK and EU are still uncertain, customers should be aware of the potential for trading relations to change.

 

What happens next?

The focus now turns towards conducting detailed negotiations for a future trade deal between the UK and the EU.

To help stay informed about what this might mean for your business, see the UK Government’s website: www.gov.uk/transition, or you can follow our partners, TNT / Fedex Brexit hub > and check back for updates as talks between the UK Government and the EU progress.

Whatever future changes there may be to trade between the UK and EU, you can rely on our expertise and experience to ensure that your shipments travel seamlessly and compliantly – with our speed and reliability connecting your business to even greater possibilities.

If you have any questions or concerns you can get in touch with us. We would be happy to help.

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David Vs. Goliath: Small Business Growth Strategy

David Vs. Goliath: Small Business Growth Strategy TipsTaking on the big players can be tough, but there are plenty of companies who have done it successfully. And, if you’re looking to take your SME to the next level, there’s no better time than now.

Our partners DHL have got all the advice you need, so here are seven ways to make your business more successful in the next 12 months.

Read more of DHL’s article >

Looking for a ‘freight-forwarding’ service to bolster your exports?  Simply call our friendly and helpful team on: +44 (0) 1709 610 000, send a message or complete our IFS Shipment Note >

Online shoppers expect transparent customer service, especially in the coming season

The countdown to holiday season is officially here, meaning more online shopping, deliveries and returns. Are you ready?

Returns Policy InfoIn this day and age, a glitzy website or a user-friendly app just doesn’t cut it for today’s savvy online shopper. They now demand upfront transparency on fees, control over the delivery process and a clearly-stated returns policy. Are you meeting these demands?

Get the latest Retail Insights: Partner UPS Insights >

Looking for a ‘freight-forwarding’ service to bolster your exports?  Simply call our friendly and helpful team on: +44 (0) 1709 610 000, send a message or complete our IFS Shipment Note >

Christmas delivery tips from DHL, an IFS Partner

Christmass delivery tips from DHL, an IFS PartnerDelivering on time, on target and in one piece is always important. But when it comes to Christmas, everything gets magnified. Increased demand makes life increasingly demanding, so it’s crucial you’re set up for success. Luckily, our top tips for Christmas delivery are here to help you out, as you navigate the peak shopping (and shipping) season. Read more >

As a preferred DHL partner, you can have confidence that IFS will take care of your international deliveries. Call us on: (01709) 610 000, simply message us or complete our International Shipment Note >