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Uncovering the Truth Behind Greenwashing: How Urgent Couriers is a Leader in Sustainability

What is Greenwashing? Greenwashing is a term used to describe the act of companies making false or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of their products or services. It can be difficult for consumers to distinguish between genuine efforts to reduce environmental impact and greenwashing, as companies often use vague or misleading language to make their products seem more environmentally friendly. This can be particularly problematic in the context of New Zealand, as many companies may try to capitalize on the …
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The Importance of a Competitive Advantage in a Side Hustle: Why Delivery with Urgent Couriers is a Winning Strategy

Many people today are looking for ways to make extra money and turn their hobbies or talents into a profitable side hustle. While this can be a great way to earn some extra cash, it's important to remember that there's a lot of competition out there. In order to succeed, it's crucial to have a competitive advantage that sets your side hustle apart from the rest. One way to gain a competitive advantage is to focus on delivery. In today's fast-paced …
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What the partnership between Perfectly Imperfect and Urgent Couriers means for food waste in New Zealand.

Did you know that 40% of fresh fruit and vegetables that are grown in New Zealand are deemed imperfect, and are sent to landfills or are composted? They never leave the farm they were grown on.  This might not seem like an issue until you find out that New Zealand grows enough food to feed 40 million people annually, and 1 in 5 New Zealanders are experiencing food insecurity. We caught up with Wendy Zhou from Perfectly Imperfect to find out how …
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How fast deliveries with Urgent Couriers gives Hyper Ride a competitive advantage

Since launching Hyper Ride in 2018 the strategy has always been to be predominately online, while they had a small showroom initially they knew online was where they would have the best opportunity for success. From the beginning of just one sale in their first month, it has snowballed from there and they’re still increasing sales year on year. What’s the secret to their success? We sat down with Richard, Hyper Ride CEO to find out.  For Hyper Ride the malls …
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How Urgent Couriers has helped The Kai Box grow its business

Urgent Couriers was the logical choice for The Kai Box where other courier providers couldn’t make deliveries on Sunday. We met with John who looks after the operational side of the business and customer service. Since the beginning of 2016, The Kai Box has been on a mission to bring healthy plant-based meals to people across New Zealand. They believe that small changes make a big difference to not only your health, but the welfare of animals, and our environment. Whether you …
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How can NZ e-commerce catch up with the rest of the world? And reduce cart abandonment in the process.

How can NZ e-commerce catch up with the rest of the world? And reduce cart abandonment in the process. You just need to look at what has happened overseas and somewhat as a result of the pandemic to see what is happening with e-commerce. New Zealand has had a 15% increase in e-commerce in 2021. “With a yearly growth rate of 6% between 2021 and 2025, New Zealand is expected to grow at about the same rate as the global …