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What’s New With Huboo: March

Posted on March 26, 2021
by Emma Burgess

What’s New With Huboo: March Edition 

Welcome to your monthly instalment of What’s New with Huboo. This month saw the promise of a roadmap out of lockdown, the prospect of which has many of us ticking down the days for a taste of normality. The first two months of post-Brexit life are behind us, and at Huboo we’re looking forward to moving into our brand-new headquarters!

Top Industry Stories This Month

UK to EU exports has fallen by 40% in the first two months following the Brexit transition, while total exports of goods fell by 19.3% from December 2020 to January 2021. Monthly UK production fell 1.5% in January which was 5% below February 2020 levels – the last month of normal trading before the pandemic.

Royal Mail has responded to an unprecedented twelve months of demand by introducing a Sunday parcel delivery service for major retailers as the surge in demand for more “frequent and convenient deliveries” grows. The seven-day delivery service for major retailers is set to respond to the marked increase in parcel volumes and changing customer expectations. Royal Mail deliveries peaked in Q4 of 2020 which saw 496 million parcels delivered.

The Tech Nation Report 2021 has arrived. The report details how UK tech pioneers are shaping our coronavirus recovery – and the proof is in the data. Bristol and Bath have ranked third in the UK for tech investment, and it’s been a record year for the industry!

Dashboard Updates 

Big projects are happening in the HR department including a new HR system that will make all day-to-day activities super seamless!

Our tech team are always working hard to streamline your Huboo experience. Let’s check out the latest ways they’ve made your fulfilment journey just that little bit easier this month…

A new field allowing an EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) number to be entered has been added within the reworked VAT Information section of Billing Information on the Dashboard.

When moving a listing from ‘Listings not with Huboo’, a warning prompt will appear to notify you if that SKU already exists. You’ll continue to have the ability to create the listing and duplicate that SKU, as well as go back and remove it if needed.

Improvements to bulk import for Listings. Additional new fields now support: Sale Price, Cost Price, Customs Description, Country of Manufacture and Commodity Codes.

Users can add the sales value they wish to be declared to customs on the export of goods. Customs Sales Price is optional, but any value entered here will be submitted to customs as the item sales value. This will override any sales price from Channel(s) if applicable. – wait for confirmation

For those of you in the UK, don’t forget that the clocks go forward this weekend. Hello British Summertime!

Of course, for those that celebrate it, next week is Easter and with that that comes a four-day weekend! We hope you enjoy the time off and fingers crossed for nice weather so we can all enjoy our hour of permitted exercise…

Remember to check out our blog and socials for daily updates on all things Huboo.

See you next time!