Annual results increase uncertainty surrounding Royal Mail strike action, warns Parcel2Go

Online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has reaffirmed its view that companies in the UK should take measures to ensure their deliveries are not disrupted by industrial action.

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Royal Mail released its annual report this week, which revealed a £120m loss for the year – equivalent to over £2m a week. Chief executive Moya Greene has said the business must change, and it is believed up to 43,000 jobs are at risk as mail centres across the country face closure. In response, union officials said that attempts to use employees as a political football would “inevitably lead to strike action”.

Richard Mercer, Marketing director at Parcel2Go said individuals and businesses of all sizes should make sure they are prepared and have organised ways to get their packages and consignments delivered if industrial action does result.

He said: “The news last week that parliament has given the green light to laws that will allow Royal Mail to be sold in 2012, and the release of the company’s end-of-year results has made the possibility of strike action even more real.

“Any business that regularly needs cheap international parcel delivery services should be thinking ahead and making preparations to ensure deliveries are made whatever happens. We deal with millions of packages every year and understand that each and every one is important in its own way. Securing the services of a reliable courier firm such as DHL will allow people to relax in the knowledge that their items will arrive safely and on time.”

Advances in technology now mean that it is possible to monitor packages while they are in transit through parcel tracking systems. Parcel2Go offers this service through its website which means with the simple click of a button, individuals and businesses are able to track their consignments as they make their way around the globe.

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Parcel2Go’s New Service from City Link Ensures Quick and Affordable Next Day Deliveries for Business and Personal Customers

The UK Courier service leader Parcel2Go has added City Link’s Standard service, bringing an affordable and comprehensive delivery service starting at just £7.99 + VAT to the parcel delivery specialist’s customers.

A courier service that is familiar to many UK businesses and online shoppers, City Link have become a firm favourite with customers at and the addition of the new Standard delivery service that offers same day parcel collections at an incredibly attractive price has the customer that wants a low cost, high performing parcel delivery solution.

Whether people need to send a parcel to London or anywhere else in the UK then the City Link Standard service is the perfect solution with a quick and reliable home/business collection, parcel tracking throughout the delivery process and confirmation that the delivery has been completed successfully.

Richard Mercer, Marketing Director at commented; “We have added this service to our delivery options based on City Link’s popularity and great reputation with our customers.

“City Link already have their guaranteed next day delivery service available to choose here at but with the City Link Standard service now available our customers can enjoy the reliability and performance of City Link’s delivery service at a great rate, City Link’s cheapest same day collection service to date!”

With free door step collection available when customers order through Parcel2Go’s website customers can get a world class courier service from City Link, who since their inception in 1969 has risen to become one of the UK’s leading premium express delivery solutions for business, handling over 350,000 each night.

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Yodel To Launch Extra Services Through Parcel2Go As Standard Service Gets Rave Reviews

UK courier service Yodel is to launch a new range of services through online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go.

Established in 2010, Yodel’s aim is to do things differently and change the way people send parcels forever. The company first began offering its Standard delivery service through Parcel2Go earlier this year and its approach has been winning plenty of fans.

Yodel’s Standard service offers delivery to most addresses on the UK mainland within one to two working days. To make things as simple as possible for the customer, collections can be made from any address between 9am and 5.30pm, and because Yodel’s Standard delivery service is priced from only £8.99 plus VAT it represents an affordable option for businesses and individuals alike.

Rochard Mercer, Marketing Director at Parcel2Go said: “Demand for Yodel’s Standard service has been impressive. The feedback we have received from customers is that it fits their delivery needs and their budgets, and above all can be relied upon.

“In fact, the initial offering from Yodel has been so successful that discussions are now ongoing to introduce a range of new domestic and international parcel delivery services through the Parcel2Go website. We’re sure that these new delivery options will cater to a wider range of our customers and prove to be just as popular.”

Security is a major concern for everyone sending a parcel, and so like many other services available through Parcel2Go, anyone using a Yodel Standard service is able to use Yodel tracking to monitor the progress of their package through the website. And to ensure its customers have complete peace of mind, Yodel offers free £50 compensation cover for loss and damage. Additional cover up to £2,500 is also available.

Richard said: “We’re really excited about the new Yodel services that are now in the planning stage, and we know our business and home customers will be too. We’ll be releasing more details as soon as these new delivery options hit the site.”

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Budget conscious motorists could be missing one of the biggest savings available on daily travel – Motorcycles!

Budget conscious motorists could be missing one of the biggest savings available on daily travel – Motorcycles! Did you know that small motorbikes and scooters can achieve well over 100 miles per gallon? How does that compare with your car?

Look around during your commute and you will notice that most cars have one occupant. That is a lot of spare space and metal to drag around and means they are simply burning money as fuel.

Learning to ride is not as difficult as you might think either; a one-day CBT test is all that is required for smaller motorcycles and scooters. Even if you can’t see yourself as a motorcyclist, then you will still gain vital road knowledge from the perspective of people on two wheels.

Switching from a medium sized car to a 125cc motorbike will net you savings on fuel, tax and insurance and in many cases will cover the cost of a brand new motorbike in the first year.

Combine all of the monetary advantages with the fact that motorcycles are great fun and can cut right through the traffic and they offer a solution to modern traffic problems that cannot be ignored. gives people looking to take their first steps in to the world of motorcycling all the information required from the moment they learn to ride a motorbike right through to taking the CBT or bike test.

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Parcel2Go Urges Firms To Make Contingency Plans To Guarantee Their Parcel Deliveries

Leading UK online parcel delivery service Parcel2Go has called on businesses in Britain to think ahead and make sure they are covered in the event of widespread postal strikes.

While no decisions have been taken as yet, rhetoric coming from union leaders is quite clear, said Richard Mercer, Head of Marketing at Parcel2Go.

Towards the end of last month, the Communication Workers Union announced that up to 3,500 Royal Mail workers in London could start industrial action due to fears over job security. Members backed the opportunity to go on strike four-to-one.

For businesses and individuals in the UK that rely on getting packages to addresses in Britain and abroad, it is vital they have a service they can trust. Customers and clients may understand if industrial action prevents deliveries from being made, but they will be inconvenienced all the same.

Richard Mercer said: “There remains a lot of uncertainty with regard to whether postal services will be disrupted as a result of strike action, so we’re advising individuals and companies with important consignments, that normally rely on these international parcel services, to make
contingency plans and ensure they are covered either way.”

Parcel2Go helps its customers send in excess of 750,000 parcels every year to destinations across the world, from Argentina to Azerbaijan. Leading courier firms such as FedEx, City Link and UPS assist in getting packages of all shapes and sizes to their destination safely and on time.

“By organising for a professional and reliable courier company to handle a delivery, people will have the peace of mind of knowing their goods will be delivered whatever happens,” added Richard.

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Parcel2Go Charged with Safe Delivery of Bolton City Bid

Bolton-based delivery specialist Parcel2Go has been entrusted with making a parcel delivery that could result in the town gaining city status.

Following a ceremony at Bolton Town Hall, Parcel2Go took charge of the metropolitan borough council’s bid to have Bolton officially recognised as a city. The firm will ensure that the package is safely delivered to the Cabinet Office and placed in the hands of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Mr Clegg will discuss the merits of all the bids received with cabinet members, before making a final recommendation to the Queen. Her Majesty will then grant the honour to one town next year as part of her official Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Councils from across the UK including Reading, Guildford, Aberystwyth and Coleraine have all submitted bids through UK courier firms. And while there is no official benefit to being classed as a city, it’s accepted that the title will help to bring in investment and attract visitors.

The government said that each entry to the competition will be “considered ‘in the round’, on the merits of its contents” rather than on presentation.

Richard Mercer, Head of Marketing at Parcel2Go, said: “We’re extremely proud to have been chosen to handle this extra special parcel delivery which everyone hopes will be the first step towards Bolton achieving full city status.

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