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Stallion Express October Recap

Diana Zheng
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November 3, 2022

Still feeling the rush of the Halloween fever? So do we! If you still can’t get past the spooky season, a handful of Stallion updates from October can help you catch up for a minute or two.

Let’s get started:

Reconnection required for Shopify Integration

Due to changes with the Shopify App, your store may require to be reconnected to your Stallion account by going to the Import tab found on your dashboard.

For further instructions on how to connect, please see our step-by-step instructions in our Shopify integration video guide.

To add, we have changed how to install live rates for Shopify. By default, this will not be installed when adding the store. To enable live rates, select Live Rate Enabled in the store settings after connecting the store, then save.

APC Service Alert

In an effort to ensure you're aware of any service disruptions that may impact your business, please see the postal and carrier alerts and updates around the globe.

We will update regularly with continuing news and information as we receive it, in order to keep your operations informed.

Australia

Last October 19 (Wednesday), media sources reported that Australia’s freight industry warned about the delivery delays between states due to road closures caused by flooding.

Among others, a 150 km section of the Stuart Highway between Sydney and Adelaide is closed, while traffic has also been suspended on a section of the Newell Highway which runs from the Queensland border to the Murray River.

The freight traffic between South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland is the most affected, however, it remains unclear how long disruptions may persist.

Ireland

Last October 16 (Sunday), media sources reported that heavy rainfall caused widespread surface flooding in Cork. Around 15 millimeters of rain fell within two hours, causing disruption and delays to traffic on several of the city's link roads. The run-off rainwater from Vernon Mount also forced the closure of two out of three lanes of South Link Road between Mahon and Kinsale Road Roundabout, bringing traffic to a standstill.

A yellow wind warning was issued for Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, and Sligo that was valid until 12:00 local time last October 17 (Monday). Disruption to ground transportation and businesses was expected.

Italy

Italy reported a 24-hour air traffic controller strike last October 21 (Friday). In addition, other smaller unions called strikes at different times during the same day, involving ground handlers and other airport and airline personnel.

Disruption was expected with regards to the handling of inbound and outbound airmail at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports, although mitigation measures will be taken at the airmail units.

United Kingdom

We have been advised by Royal Mail that the Communications Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort, and deliver letters and parcels to take further action on the following dates:

  • September 30, 2022 (Friday) and October 1, 2022 (Saturday)
  • October 13, 2022 (Thursday)
  • October 20, 2022 (Thursday)
  • October 25, 2022 (Tuesday)

Royal Mail will be doing what they can to keep services running, but you should expect significant disruption on dates when strike action is taking place.

PostNL service alert

  • France

Last October 18 (Tuesday), delays were expected in the delivery of mail and parcels to France due to local fuel shortages. 

Expected delays: 1-3 days

  • United Kingdom

Last October 12 (Wednesday), Royal Mail announced new strikes on October 13, 20, 25, and November 28. Due to protests, we expect ongoing delays in the delivery of mail and parcels to the United Kingdom.

Expected delays: up to 14 days

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Looking for updates that are not mentioned in this monthly summary? Bring in your feedback by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 877-863-7447 and we’ll see which of your suggestions will be introduced in the upcoming months!

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Written by Diana Zheng

Diana leads the growth marketing initiatives at Stallion Express. As a personal trainer turned digital marketer, Diana is obsessed with equipping eCommerce entrepreneurs with everything they need to scale their online businesses. You can catch her doing yoga or hitting the tennis courts in her spare time.

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