Simon Unicomb

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What is centralised dispatching and how does it work?

by Simon Unicomb, 1 June 2022

In 2020, e-commerce sales accounted for nearly 15% of the world’s total retail spending. Now if that doesn’t seem like a lot, what if I told you that means close to $4 trillion of spending every year? Online shopping is fast outpacing brick-and-mortar stores. But what does that mean for...

Freight Collect vs. Freight Prepaid: What’s Right For You? 

by Simon Unicomb, 26 May 2022

When managing freight, it’s important to be aware of the different payment terms  that can come up in negotiations, and how they impact your bottom line. Freight Collect and Freight Prepaid are two of the most common, and often misunderstood, payment terms in the industry – which can cause a...

8 Strategies to Increase Profits in Your Delivery Business

by Simon Unicomb, 4 April 2022

How to increase your profit margin (without losing it to extra costs) Profit is too often lost to increased costs. It can be really hard to keep a hold of that hard-earned margin, can’t it? Well, we’ve been in this industry for a lifetime and we’ve learnt a trick or...

Your Guide to Multi-Carrier Shipping  

by Simon Unicomb, 30 March 2022

What do you do when you need a new shirt?  Some people might go straight for a brand they already like – maybe they’ve bought shirts there before, or even a pair of jeans. Maybe they buy all of their clothes from that one store, but  when the majority of...

Logistics Strategy: Zone Skipping

by Simon Unicomb, 16 March 2022

Did you know that 58% of people would stop buying from a brand after 1-3 shipping delays or disruptions? These days, customers have high standards, and expect their deliveries to arrive in record time. But how can you increase parcel shipping speeds without increasing the overall cost?  Zone skipping doesn’t...

Your Complete Guide to Spot Quotes

by Simon Unicomb, 13 March 2022

If you work in shipping and transport, most of your shipments will be handled by contracted carriers with whom you have a continuous relationship. However, there are times when your shipping carrier can’t support you: such as when there is a sudden spike in demand or an emergency.  In those...

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