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How Miles Express can help small businesses beat logistical challenges

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Small businesses are a labour of love but also of hard work. Very often, the idea of running an own business is romanticized – a dream many years in the making finally actualized. This is of course true – when one strikes out on a business venture, it is usually the fruit of research, hard work and a lot of passion. However, what many fail to see are the unique challenges that small businesses deal with behind the scenes. It is undoubtedly satisfactory, if not rewarding, but it takes an incredible amount of extra thought to make it tick like a ... »

Going Analogue – The value of physical documents in a paperless world

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

We have laptops and tablets as well as phones that could double as a small notebook. We can sync between devices instantly and can share our digital files across the globe in under a millisecond. We can carry an infinite number of books in the space that is taken up by two pairs of socks. Digital documents and everything associated with them – reading, sharing, co-creating – have undoubtedly changed the way we perceive documents in paper format. Many people consider them redundant scanning entire libraries and shredding documents to make space. However, we find that having a balance between on-screen ... »

Deliveries Done Right – The secrets to running a successful logistics operation

Posted on Thursday, October 27th, 2022

The aim of this piece is to shed some light on the different aspects that make up the service – from start to finish – that guarantee a cost effective, fast and high-quality delivery.

Like at any company that operates through people, employing the right individuals can make the difference between success and abject failure. At Miles Express, we put a lot of stock in our people, knowing full well they form the backbone of the company. This is true not just because they physically transport the items you entrust in our care, but also because ultimately, they are ... »

What Makes or Breaks an Online Purchasing Decision?

Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

This digital phenomenon is known by many names; the buyer journey, buying cycle, buyer funnel, and the consumer purchase decision process. As the names imply, it’s not simply a moment, indeed it is described as a journey, a cycle, a process, etc. It is a string of factors that lead up to the decision to purchase that may or may not look different to every persona that visits your shop – whether they’re young, old, what gender they identify with, as well as what their lifestyle is like. Knowing what that journey is for your clients will help ... »

The seasons to level up your commercial game

Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2022

The days are longer, the weather warmer. There is a general sense of optimism that comes from having more light in the day – perhaps the feeling that we somehow have more time on our hands. Summer days roll on, everyone is keen to shake off the dust of winter and to look forward to the cheerier days ahead.

But what does this have to do with trading and commerce in general?

Significantly! There is a mindset shift with the change of the weather, that pushes people outdoors and encourages them to try something different. This ... »

Life at Miles: A Day in the Life of a delivery courier

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2022

Every morning, our punctual Miles Express couriers gather at the warehouse. There, they’re assigned routes by the logistics manager that enable them to make efficient use of their time and to guarantee timely deliveries. Many of us have experienced traffic on our roads on a first-hand basis – it can be tough. That’s why it’s essential to plan routes thoroughly, so while you sit comfortably at home, our couriers can navigate the streets as effectively as possible. Vehicles go through vigorous inspection before they hit the road. Couriers may use the same vehicle each day or they ... »

The Best Ways to Deal with Today’s Demand for Quick Commerce

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2022

The world has sped up, and it only takes a good look around us to know how accurate this perception is. Our jobs demand more, our phones distract us, news that used to take days, or at the very least hours to reach us is now instant, bombarding us constantly with events playing out across the globe. For better or for worse, we’ve come to accept this new rhythm to our days – but there’s more. Because we accept this fast pace, we have come to expect it in return. A website takes more than 3 seconds to load? ... »

Freight Forwarding: Choosing The Right Option For Your Business

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Whether you are looking to have highly-important items delivered urgently overseas or would simply like to import your business’ products, we offer a range of freight forwarding solutions using land, sea, or air transportation.

Read through our guide to help identify which of our services fit your specific requirements:

We offer solutions for those looking to have their items delivered by land transportation. Express Road Freight is our premium express van delivery service. We offer both limited and full trailer loads and can help you identify which option is best for you.

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Is your e-commerce business ready for January sales and the upcoming new year?

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

With several shoppers avoiding brick-and-mortar stores at this time, e-commerce has been growing exponentially, so there really is no better time to analyse your online platforms and ensure your website is built to handle the surges in demand.  E-commerce growth has also resulted in increased competition, which further highlights just how important it is that your business offers customers a unique, yet simplified experience.

Follow these 5 tips to optimise your operation, maximise sales and keep your customers happy:

Initiate a conversation with your team to collectively think over previous years’ challenges and discuss what could ... »

How Miles Express makes importing your business’s goods more accessible

Posted on Friday, November 5th, 2021

Importing your products and goods from international suppliers can be overwhelming and complicated without a logistics partner. But most companies think that finding a logistics company that offers good value for money without forgoing the security and speed of the delivery is near impossible to find.

Until they’re introduced to Miles Express, that is.

Freight Forwarding logistics offered by third party companies take the weight off your business, so you don’t have to work through the complicated logistics of shipping from various locations around the world to Malta. It also makes it easier ... »

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