News | The Scurri eCommerce monthly top 3


As March draws to a close, we’re delving into 3 of the biggest eCommerce news stories that made headlines this month.

DPD Awarded ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’

DPD has been awarded the much sought after ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ award at the Business Champion Awards in London earlier this month. The recognition coincides with the news that the carrier has vowed to reduce carbon emissions by 30% per parcel by 2030.


DPD has been making strides in becoming more sustainable in the face of the pandemic – 1,500 electric vehicles are now on the road in the UK on a daily basis, and DPD parcel bags are currently being swapped out for 80% reclaimed material that is 100% recyclable. 


Speaking about the award, Elaine Kerr, CEO of DPD UK said:

“This award is fantastic recognition for our people and our sustainability journey so far. We have challenged ourselves to be greener and more sustainable at every level and to create a truly joined-up strategy that goes way beyond simply buying electric vehicles. It includes an initiative to monitor air quality in five major cities and a four-year partnership with Forestry England. I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made and the transformative impact it is making, not only on our operation but on the environment.”


Read the full article here.


24,000 New Ecommerce Businesses Launched in the UK in 2021

There was a 21% increase in the number of eCommerce businesses launched in the UK in 2021, compared to the previous year, according to new data released by Instant Offices.


The boost is being largely attributed to the pandemic and its effect on eCommerce – giving budding entrepreneurs the nudge to start their own business. The cities that saw the most eCommerce businesses launched were London (6,498), Birmingham (1,048), Manchester (972), and Liverpool (737).


Read the full article here.


Scurri Named 'A Great Place to Work' for 4th Consecutive Year

Finally, some great news for Scurri HQ this month, as we were certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ – the fourth award for Scurri in as many years!


Commenting on the win, our own CEO, Rory O’Connor said:

“For us at Scurri, the Great Place to Work certification is a key aspect to our people strategy, an external validation of our approach to building a people-centric organisation is vital to being successful.” 


Criteria for Great Place to Work certification is based on a long-term commitment by businesses to developing high-trust cultures.


Scurri has also been recognised on the list of Ireland’s Best Small Workplaces (2019-2022), as well as Best Workplaces in Tech (2021).

And the great news is that we’re hiring! Check out our current open roles across all departments including Sales, Marketing, Product, Software Engineering, and Operations today! 

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Michelle McSweeney Content Marketer

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