121 May 2015

New job role: OPERATIONS MANAGER

Overview: This London based management role is fundamental to the smooth day-to-day running of the company. The role is broad in its scope and will involve client and supplier liaison, managing drivers and their schedules, shift and route planning, delivery software administration, overseeing vehicle maintenance and responsibility for all operational logistics on a daily basis. You will be the principal point of contact for, and regularly interface with drivers, our clients and our third party

HW20 Jan 2015

Sasha Ternent examines innovation in e-commerce for 2015

Innovation in E-commerce for 2015 Just the same as the great rush to China, brands now see the Internet and technology as the new frontier. Amidst slowing growth in the East and rapid acceleration of global online apparel sales many luxury and fashion brands are hoping this is where they will see their revenue growth. We hear glory stories on an almost daily basis of fashion newcomers seeing phenomenal success online and startups raising unheard

16 Jan 2015

Viewpoint – Logistics Escaping its Volume Trap

 Logistics escaping its volume trap Logistics is so much about volumes – as City Link knows all too well. Yet many firms will try to suggest otherwise and attempt to put forward the argument that they are adding a whole lot more value to the equation. Some to their credit are doing innovative things, but many sadly are not. The majority of retailers undoubtedly still see logistics as boiling down to paying specialist firms the

Smarta-Banner13 Nov 2014

SMARTA Awards…Winner!

We made it to the top 100 businesses of 2014....and got short listed for the Micro Business of the Year. To give you a bit more information.... The O2 Smarta 100 is an annual celebration of the most resourceful, inspiring and disruptive small businesses in the UK. The O2 Smarta 100 seeks to find the best businesses in the UK. They are not just looking for those who make the most money, but the businesses that

Essential Retail14 Oct 2014

Essential Retail “Urban Bundles aims to smarten up delivery for retailers”

A new service called Urban Bundles is looking to grow its retail client list by offering a more luxurious approach to online delivery. Recently launched London-based logistics business Urban Bundles says it has been attracting retail customers with a bespoke software offering and a range of innovative services that can be used in the online delivery process. The organisation, which was launched in 2013 by university friends Kate Kennedy and Lucy Major, aims to add

Car25 Sep 2014

RETAIL GAZETTE “Retailers need to rethink their delivery options”

Retailers need to rethink their delivery options A recent YouGov survey commissioned by the law firm Thomas Eggar LLP, looked at consumer views on retail deliveries. The findings suggest that retailers’ brand images are intrinsically linked to their logistics fulfilment. Businesses should be aware that a substantial amount of 2063 surveyed adults across the UK said they would associate a bad delivery experience with the retailer rather than the courier or logistics provider. A small

Bike17 Sep 2014

RETAIL TIMES “New delivery business, Urban Bundles, aims to offer premium alternative to hasty couriers”

New delivery business, Urban Bundles, aims to offer premium alternative to hasty couriers Two university pals have launched a new business to combat careless couriers, and have secured a string of high-profile clients. Kate Kennedy and Lucy Major, who met whilst studying at Newcastle University, were frustrated by the goods they bought online arriving in tattered boxes by harried couriers eager to get to their next drop-off. A friend’s birthday present that arrived three days late,

sretch11 Jul 2014

URBAN BUNDLES SUMMER PHOTO SHOOT

Here's a sneaky preview photo from our recent photo shoot.  It should give you can idea of the calibre of drivers we have! Our branded delivery service is for retailers and businesses that want to offer their local customers smart, branded and super fast deliveries.  #deliverdifferent