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Parcel2Go Steams Into Sunday Times List Of Top UK Tech Firms

Bolton-based online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has been recognised as one of the fastest-growing privately-owned technology companies in the UK.

The company, which helps firms and private individuals to ship packages to addresses in the UK and across the world, entered the 11th annual Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table for the first time in position 89.

With annual sales growth of 39.5 per cent over the past three years and sales of£16.9m in the year to March 2011, the company has continued to go from strength to strength, thanks in no small part to the growth of e-commerce.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a real boost for all the staff here at Parcel2Go. Everyone has worked extremely hard over recent years to provide businesses and individuals with a straightforward, first class service that allows them to organise a parcel delivery with the least amount of fuss.

The company was established by Fil Adams-Mercer in 1990 and now employs 46 people at its headquarters in Bolton. Through its website and a dedicated mobile site, Parcel2Go helps over two million people a year organise reliable courier services through the internet.

Richard Mercer added: “The increasing popularity of online shopping and sites such as eBay and Amazon have played a significant part in this success, as sellers look for reliable ways to ship their goods within the UK and abroad. We’ll continue to strive to improve the service we offer and find new and innovative ways to make domestic and international shipping cheaper and easier.”

The Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 is compiled in conjunction with Microsoft, Barclays Corporate and accountancy firm BDO.

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Online Couriers Rising To The Challenge As Style-Savvy Shoppers Turn Increasingly To The Internet

With figures released this week showing that online clothes sales had leapt by 27 per cent in the last year, it’s a busier time than ever for the couriers who bring all the latest fashions to people’s front doors.

Online parcel delivery agent Parcel2Go has welcomed the news, which shows that courier companies are stepping up to meet the challenge of all this extra work.

“People are clearly much more comfortable shopping online than ever, because they know delivery companies are geared up to helping make it easy for them,” says Parcel2Go’s Marketing Director, Richard Mercer.

Parcel2Go lets individuals and business customers choose a parcel collection and delivery service which best suits their needs, whether their prime concern is speed of delivery, cost or reliability.

“We work closely with many online retailers, providing the link between them, the home delivery service providers which are so vital to their operations, and their customers,” Richard Mercer says.

The year-on-year explosion in online clothing sales was a headline feature of the August IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, which showed that Britons spent £5.2billion online in the month, a rise of 14 per cent on the same month in 2010.

Online clothing sales have risen at almost double this rate, outpacing the overall growth seen in e-commerce sales which, between January and August this year, was 17 per cent.

And with online sales peaking in 2010 as the festive season approached, Mr Mercer is looking forward to Parcel2Go helping Christmas shoppers ease the strain of this annual buying surge.

“As the countdown to Christmas begins, we expect to get even busier, as people look for the most cost-effective way of sending their gifts to far-flung family and friends, and avoid the stress of high street shopping by buying their presents online instead,” Richard Mercer adds.

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