eBay Customers Build The UK’s Largest Online Parcel Empire

A company in Bolton, that was created to serve eBay traders, has grown into the biggest online parcel delivery service in the UK.

An online parcel delivery was the brain-child of serial wheeler-dealer Fil Adams-Mercer, who set up Parcel2Go in 2002 primarily to serve eBay traders requiring UK and international courier services.

Mr Adams-Mercer, whose business career began selling bruised fruit, has developed Parcel2Go.com into a £16m a year business with over 600,000 customers.

The key to Parcel2Go’s success has been the heavy investment in a sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) system. This has cost £2.5m to create, and a further £30,000 a month “and blood, sweat and tears” to run.

Mr Adams-Mercer has designed the company to take and co-ordinates orders that are then fulfilled by Federal Express, UPS and City Link.

“Other companies chase parcels,” he said. “We chase people who may be delivering parcels in the future.”

He is also growing a niche market in the USA. Most American websites will not deliver goods outside the US because of customs bureaucracy. Mr Adams-Mercer has bought a Miami warehouse which British traders can use as their “address” when buying from American sites. Parcel2Go will then arrange parcel delivery from the US.

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Braidwood Associates Achieves Paramics V6 Training Accreditation

Braidwood Associates, the specialist microsimulation traffic modelling consultancy, has become the first company operating in the United States to achieve Paramics Trainer Accreditation from Quadstone Paramics and is now fully accredited in, Paramics V6, one of the world’s most advanced microsimulation traffic software systems.

Richard Braidwood, president of Braidwood Associates, said: “Our certified Paramics Trainer status for the new V6 software is an important part of our ongoing investment in infrastructure and transport management projects across the United States.

“Braidwood has already contributed directly to major traffic modelling projects in places such as California, New York and Wisconsin and the latest Paramics Trainer accreditation allows us to continue supporting US Departments of Transport and private corporations with the most advanced support available in the market place.

“The business is already recognised in the United States and Canada as the leading consultancy in the application of Paramics and the company’s success in gaining accreditation for Paramics V6 ensures we are well positioned to deliver the best advice to our customers.”

Ewan Speirs, Quadstone Paramics Technical Director, said “Our goal with the Paramics APT scheme is to allow new Paramics users to be trained by the most skilled and experienced Paramics experts the industry has to offer, sharing knowledge and building a stronger Paramics community. We are delighted to work with an industry leading organisation like Braidwood Associates.”

In the five years since its foundation, Braidwood Associates has become one of the world’s leading independent microsimulation traffic modelling consultancies. Richard Braidwood has built a business that provides specialist services to 20 clients across the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The company is advising on traffic modelling for some of the busiest highways and most populated cities in the world. Additionally Braidwood Associates also works with partners on infrastructure development projects at hubs such as airports and stations.

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Excess International Movers Launch New Service For Hassle Free Moves

There are thousands of UK expats who shut up shop overseas and head homewards annually. They usually engage a foreign removal company to do the move, sometimes at significant cost. The problem is that once they have left their foreign domicile they have little or no control of the move, or leverage on the foreign moving company that they have chosen.

That’s where Excess International Movers come in. As one of the largest importers of household goods in the UK, Excess have tried and tested networks of agents worldwide, and through their agent network they are able to arrange the best quality move, at the most competitive price.

Excess International Movers, www.excess-international.com, have just launched a new service where they take all the hassle out of the move, and deal direct with the overseas removal company, on the client’s behalf. The client is quoted one final, ‘all in price’ for the move into the UK (or anywhere else on the planet), and Excess International Movers take care of all the paperwork and organisation. Excess International’s ‘Move Home’ service has been hailed as one of the most innovative developments in International Moving. Excess International Movers are one of the UK’s top ten International removals organisations with over 30 offices nationally, and they are able to organise any move back to the UK for expats whether they are heading home from LA, Tokyo or Dubai. As members of the International Movers Federation (FIDI), and the International Association of Movers (IAM), they are always able to source the best and most reliable agent depending on clients’ requirements and budget whether you require Removals to Australia or USA Removals services.

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Excess Baggage Company Introduce Express Overnight Luggage Services

Excess Baggage Company has developed a new overnight luggage service for shipments within the UK and Europe. The service is designed to allow airline passengers to travel light and send their baggage overnight, perfect for destinations such as luggage shipping to France.

It is particularly suited to airline passengers and those who would normally be charged a premium to take their excess baggage with them on board by airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet, as well as British Airways, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. The charges made by airlines for luggage beyond the 20kg allowance ranges from £20/kg and up, depending on the airline carrier and route. An average suitcase from London to Dublin, above the allowance, would cost around €400 with the airline. Excess Baggage Company’s easy to use service allows the passenger to dispatch his luggage in advance for 24/48 hour door to door delivery on many routes for a fraction of this price.

Excess Baggage Company, www.Excess-Baggage.com have traditionally specialised in Intercontinental Baggage Moving to destinations like shipping to Australia, NZ, South Africa and SE Asia with shipping Freight to China as well, and it is hoped that this new product will help travellers who need to move their baggage at short notice door to door.

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