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Parcel2Go Boss Calls On People To Unleash Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

The founder of the UK’s largest online parcel delivery service, Parcel2Go, has said anyone is capable of making it in business if they have the right attitude.

Fil Adams-Mercer launched the Parcel2Go.com website in 2000 and over the past 11 years has helped build the company into an industry leader, responsible for handling more than two million packages every single year and attracting in excess of 18,000 new customers each month.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, he said he was inspired to launch an online presence following a trip to America, “where every single advert was forwww.something.com“. None of the major UK courier companies had ventured online and started offering bookings over the internet at this point, and his vision was rewarded with success. Parcel2Go turned over £17.5m in the 12 months to April 2011, a figure which is expected to rise to £22m this year.

But while Mr Adams-Mercer has now earned a respected place as one of the UK’s top business leaders, he remains proud of his background and his first job learning how to sell on Bolton Market when he was still at school.

He said: “I don’t mind being compared to Del Boy. That’s what I am, a market trader done good.

“I don’t do joined-up writing and I can’t spell for toffee. So doesn’t that give everyone a chance? If I’ve done it, you can do it.”

Parcel2Go itself plays a key part in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses get their goods to customers in the UK and countries across the world quickly, efficiently and cheaply with reliable courier services. In recent years an increasing number of start-ups have established themselves online and now rely on world-renowned couriers booked through Parcel2Go to get their consignments delivered safely and on time.

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Parcel2Go Backs Ebay’s Call For Government To Bring Forward Fast Internet Roll-Out

A call by auction and retail website eBay for the government to increase mobile internet speeds and support Britain’s online marketplace has been echoed by the UK’s largest online parcel delivery service, Parcel2Go.

The e-commerce giant stepped up pressure on the government this month to act and bring Britain in line with other countries in terms of mobile internet speeds. Through its Mobile Manifesto, which eBay passed to ministers at the start of November, the firm has voiced its concern that the UK could get left behind when it comes to mobile infrastructure.

Speaking to the BBC this week, eBay UK’s retail director Angus McCarey said while Britain is currently leading the way in Europe when it comes to smartphone ownership, it is falling behind in terms of next generation technology.

Parcel2Go has also stressed the importance for individuals and British businesses of installing an effective 4G mobile network as soon as possible. Tests are already underway in Cornwall and London, but it looks like the service won’t be widely available until at least 2013.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “The UK has been a leader so far in the world of online shopping and as a country we cannot risk losing momentum by taking a back seat when it comes to adopting 4G technology. The economy is in a fragile state and investment in faster mobile internet is exactly the type of strategy that will help to give the retail sector a shot in the arm.

“At Parcel2Go we unveiled our mobile website earlier this year to make it easier for customers to access domestic and international shipping services on the move. Businesses have their part to play in making their content and transactional pages accessible through mobile sites and apps, but the government needs to encourage investment by doing everything possible to bring forward 4G.”

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eBay Sellers Should Make Their Views Known, Says Parcel2Go

Online auction and retail website eBay has recently launched a consultation with its sellers, asking them for their thoughts on how the company should provide customer service in the future, in a bid to improve people’s experience. According to online parcel delivery service Parcel2Go, this is an ideal opportunity for sellers to really get their points across and make their thoughts known.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “This is one opportunity that should not be missed. Sellers have everything to gain by making their feelings known to eBay and providing constructive feedback that can be used to improve the website and customer service processes.”

The survey has thrown up some potential new services that eBay may be looking to introduce, such as making customer support available though social media channels. The survey also asks sellers how important 24/7 customer support is to them, what their thoughts are on improved email support and how they feel about the possibility of mobile phone support.

Richard added: “eBay recently unveiled its new virtual shopping basket and a Christmas shopping wish list feature is set to be available at the start of next month. These are all things that can help sellers to maximise revenue and hopefully this new survey will help to streamline the selling process and allow eBay sellers to go on and provide a better experience for their customers.”

The team at Parcel2Go is continually looking for new ways to make buying and selling on eBay quicker and easier. Earlier this year the company launched its quick quote shipping tool which sellers can embed in their item pages to allow buyers to access speedy shipping quotes. By providing quick quotes on domestic and international shippingservices, users are provided with the widest possible choice of services and are far likelier to receive a good service.

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Parcel2Go Applauds North East Exporting Initiative

Bolton-based international parcel delivery expert Parcel2Go has called on businesses in the North East to take advantage of a new scheme designed to help companies export their goods to new markets.

The North East Chamber of Commerce has officially launched NECC Global, two support packages designed to help small, medium and large businesses in the region to increase the volume of goods they export.

Parcel2Go has been helping businesses to send goods to countries all over the world for more than 20 years and now handles in excess of two million parcels every year. Through partnerships with some of the world’s leading courier companies including DHL, FedEx, Parcelforce and City Link,
packages are shipped safely to countries including Tanzania, Finland and Australia.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “Support schemes such as the packages offered by the North East Chamber of Commerce play a major role in helping companies to expand their horizons and break into new markets around the world.

“At Parcel2Go we work with a large number of companies of all sizes, across all industry sectors, and understand how important it is to have the correct partners when you’re involved in shipping internationally. It’s for this reason that Parcel2Go works tirelessly to offer the best shipping rates and an ever increasing range of worldwide shipping options.”

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week showed that British companies achieved a record monthly high in August in terms of the value of goods shipped abroad. Goods worth a total of £25.5bn were exported – the highest value since records began in 1998. The UK’s trade deficit narrowed during the month to£7.8bn, down from £8.2bn the previous month and well down on the forecast figure of £8.8bn.

Richard added: “The recent official figures were welcome news and highlight the important role that UK businesses are playing in helping to get the British economy back on track. It is important however, that companies get the right support and Parcel2Go will continue to work tirelessly to provide its customers with a reliable, safe and cost-effective way of exporting goods to destination all over 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 Parcel2Go.com 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 Parcel2Go.com 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 Parcel2Go.com 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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