The company has seen an influx of C2C volumes since securing a partnership to handle all domestic deliveries with courier website Parcels2Go for its first venture in Ireland.
Parcel2Go marketing director Richard Adams-Mercer says: "There was a gap in the market when DHL Express pulled out from the majority of its Irish parcel delivery operations in 2009. As a fast-moving company with strong presence in the country, Nightline seemed the fitting choice to take advantage of these new-found volumes.
"Working with Nightline, we believe we’ve captured 20% of C2C movements in Ireland." As a result, Nightline UK MD Geremy Ruffin estimates the venture has been adding £4,000 to weekly turnover. In preparation for more home deliveries, the firm has teamed up with delivery software company Metapack to provide home-delivery customers with emails and text messages for parcel tracking. The technology will run alongside Nightline’s SmartShip system, which offers real-time accuracy and has helped the company win several clients, Tuohy says.
Elsewhere, following a £1.1m investment in its first UK distribution depot in Lancashire, and joining pallet network UK Pallets in June (MT 21 June 2010), Nightline is anticipating a rise in UK-Ireland volumes.
Ruffin adds: "We have a presence in the UK allowing customers to see what a reputable company we are. With a mixture of parcels, pallets and home-delivery we can act as a one-stop-shop, which will boost profit and revenue." CONTACT INFORMATION
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