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QAD Precision News Round-Up: 12 April 2019

In the QAD Precision News Round-Up: 12 April 2019, the US may impose duties on $11b EU goods, including cheese; DHL launches e-comm app for Africa; DPD unveils new e-cargo bike; Wings starts drone deliveries in Canberra; we look at parcel shipping strategies for retailers, plus lots of QAD Precision news.

Global Trade

US MAY IMPOSE TARIFFS ON $11B EU GOODS

The United States is considering penalizing the European Union for subsidizing Airbus by imposing duties on about $11bn worth of goods. The World Trade Organization found that EU subsidies of Airbus have had an adverse impact on the US. Products targeted include foodstuffs such as cheese, salmon, lemons, virgin olive oil and Marsala wine. In addition, the US may impose tariff on helicopters, aircraft undercarriages and aircraft fuselages made in France, Germany, Spain or the UK. For more information, please see the BBC.

Carriers

DPD UNVEILS NEW ELECTRIC CARGO BIKE

This week DPD and Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) announced a new zero emissions cargo bike called Project 1 (P1). EAV developed the P1 alongside DPD. The cargo bike is a quadricycle that works like a traditional bike. However, peddling also provides electric assistance and the bike can accelerate up to 6mph. It can hold up to 150kg load. You can read more and take a look here.

DHL LAUNCHES APP TO SELL UK AND US GOODS IN AFRICA

This week, DHL launched an app for US and UK retailers to sell their goods in eleven African countries. The DHL Africa eShop will support sales in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya,  Mauritius, Ghana, Senegal, Rwanda, Malawi, Botswana, Sierra Leone and Uganda. More than 200 US and UK retailers have goods for sale through the platform. For more information, please click here.

WING BEGINS DRONE-TO-HOME DELIVERY IN CANBERRA

Wing, Google’s drone company has begun a drone-to-home delivery service in Canberra, Australia. The drone delivers small items such as food and drink as well as over the counter medicines. Only select consumers in three suburbs will be able to use the service for now. However, Wing plans to gradually expand the service. For more information, please click here.

QAD Precision News

PARCEL SHIPPING STRATEGIES FOR RETAILERS

Last year online sales grew 18 percent globally and retailers are increasing delivering their goods cross-border too. The e-commerce juggernaut is unstoppable with online sales expected to be worth $4.8 trillion by 2021. In the US, 77 percent of people bought something online in 2018. That’s impressive, but low compared to Asia. A huge 83 percent of people in both China and South Korea shopped online last year. The UK is Europe’s online shopping champion — 82 percent of British people shopped online last year. The same is true of 81 percent of people in Germany. No matter what they sell, where they sell, or who they sell to, all retailers need to fulfil their online sales as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible. In the latest QAD Precision Report we look at parcel shipping strategies for retailers. To read the full report, please click here.

TVH PARTS SELECTS QAD PRECISION TRANSPORTATION EXECUTION SOFTWARE

QAD Precision has announced that TVH Parts has selected the QAD Precision Transportation Execution solution across all their operations. TVH Parts, one of two TVH Group business units, is a global business operating from 65 sites and headquartered in Waregem, Belgium. The company supplies material handling, industrial equipment and agricultural equipment parts. TVH Parts operates in 172 countries and has more than 25,000 customers.Integrating to the TVH ERP solution, QAD Precision Cloud solution seamlessly connects TVH distribution operations to global and regional carrier networks, thereby simplifying the shipping process and reducing the complexity associated with carrier connectivity. To read the full press release, please click here.

PRECISION SOFTWARE REBRANDS AS QAD PRECISION

We made our name change official this week when we announced that Precision Software is rebranding as QAD Precision. Precision Software was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1984. In 2006, QAD acquired the company.

“Since becoming a part of QAD, Precision Software has gone from strength to strength. Our new name, QAD Precision, reflects the close ties that have been forged between the parent company and the division,” said QAD Precision President Steve Gardner. You can read the full press release here.

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