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Parcel2Go Helping Small Businesses to Beat Royal Mail Price Increase

Small firms feeling the squeeze following the Royal Mail’s decision to increase the price of first and second class stamps at the end of last month are being offered a helping hand by Bolton-based online parcel delivery firm Parcel2Go.

The company says businesses and individuals can try to beat the Royal Mail price increase by becoming Parcel2Go users and benefitting from the vast range of reliable and cost-effective UK express delivery solutions available through the website.

With just a few clicks of a mouse, customers can order delivery services from some of the world’s major courier companies such as FedEx, Parcelforce and Yodel. Changes to the way Royal Mail prices parcels means people will be better off sending any consignment weighing more than 750g through Parcel2Go.

Parcel2Go’s marketing director Richard Mercer said: “We understand how much pressure consumers and small businesses are under at the moment, which is why we are urging people to see if they are able to get a better deal on their package deliveries through the Parcel2Go website.

“Our quick quote function makes it simple and extremely fast to get a price for a delivery, but that simple move could result in a sizeable saving. What’s more, because we only deal with the world’s top courier firms, individuals and businesses always know their consignments are in safe hands.”

Convenience matters to everyone, which is why the Collect+ services available through Parcel2Go have become so popular. Customers not able to meet a courier to pick up their package can choose instead to drop it off at one of the 3,000 corner shops and convenience stores in the UK that make up the Collect+ network.

“Convenience, speed, reliability and affordability are what we’re about,” said Mr Mercer. “We’re calling on everyone affected by the recent Royal Mail price hike to see if they could save, and get a better service though Parcel2Go.”

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Parcel2Go Wishes Nightline A Happy 20th Birthday

The team at Bolton-based parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has sent its best wishes to Irish-owned courier firm Nightline, as the company celebrates its 20th year in business.

The Dublin-based firm is Ireland’s largest independent courier company, handling millions of packages every single year. A range of its services are available through Parcel2Go and can be easily booked through the internet. Deliveries can be arranged between addresses in the Republic of Ireland and from there to locations in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and countries around the world.

According to a report by Post & Parcel, Ireland’s deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, who recently visited Nightline’s headquarters in Dublin, said: “Nightline is an excellent example of an innovative Irish company that is enjoying success despite the current downturn.

“Twenty years in business is a significant milestone and it is clear that the company has been built on a solid foundation of innovation, commitment and hard work.”

Parcel2Go’s marketing director Richard Mercer added his congratulations.

He said: “We are proud to be able to offer our customers a wide range of parcel delivery options with world courier firms, including the reliable collection and delivery services from Nightline, which are used by a huge variety of individuals and businesses.

“We’d like to congratulate everyone at Nightline on their achievements and wish them well as the company continues to grow in Ireland, the UK and across the world.”

Nightline is preparing to launch its latest initiative – parcel motels – next month. The move will see automated parcel collection facilities built across the country, offering even more flexible parcel delivery and collection services to customers.

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Don’t Get Caught Out When Sending Parcels To The Relies Down Under, Says Parcel2Go

Online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has reminded anyone planning on sending parcels to relatives or friends living in Australia that shipping goods with a reliable courier company is essential if they want to ensure their package will arrive in one piece.

Australia and New Zealand have become massively popular as destinations to relocate to with Brits of all ages. A survey conducted by research firm YouGov last month found that Australia was the number one destination for Brits considering a move abroad, with the United States and Canada taking second and third place respectively. More than two-fifths (42 per cent) of the 1,650 UK adults polled said they would “seriously consider” leaving Britain, while 6 per cent of respondents said they were actively making plans to leave the country.

With an increasing number of people looking to stay in contact with friends and relatives outside the UK, Parcel2Go’s marketing director Richard Mercer has highlighted the importance of using a reliable courier when shipping abroad, and also checking that parcels are safely and securely wrapped before they’re sent off.

He said: “With the UK officially back in recession and what seems like more tough times ahead for people in the UK, it is no surprise that the prospect of a move Down Under seems particularly appealing. We just want to remind people that know someone who has taken the plunge and relocated, to take every care to ensure their overseas packages get to Australia safe and sound.

“Using one of the cheap international delivery services available through Parcel2Go makes sense for anyone looking for speed, reliability and value for money. People must also do everything they can to wrap their packages properly and prepare them for a journey of 10,000 miles or so.”

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Parcel2Go Says Firms Should Make The Most Of Growing Online Spend

With people in the UK spending more money online than ever before, companies need to make sure that they have a suitable digital presence to be able to market their goods and services effectively, according to Britain’s largest online parcel delivery service.

Parcel2Go helps online companies of all shapes and sizes to deliver customers’ orders to addresses across the UK, and around the world, every day. And according to research carried out by payment services firm WorldPay, the average British consumer now spends a quarter of their disposable income with online retailers.

Parcel2Go has seen the effects that increasing consumer confidence and the ease with which people can now buy online have had on parcel delivery volumes. The company’s marketing director Richard Mercer said firms must ensure they have suitable parcel delivery systems set up in order to capitalise on the increase in online spend.

He said: “Having a website that is easy to find and intuitive to use is vital if businesses want to draw in customers in the first place. Having a smooth and simple delivery process for when an order has been placed is then vital if they want to keep those customers.

“It has never been more important to have a fast and efficient domestic and international parcel delivery offer. WorldPay’s research is evidence of how much consumers have come to rely on the internet when it comes to purchasing goods and services, and Parcel2Go’s experience is that customers now expect to receive their goods quickly and in perfect condition.

“Hiring the services of a professional world courier to handle deliveries is now critical.”

Parcel2Go assists businesses in organising deliveries to countries across the world, from Spain to Singapore, with the help of some of the industry’s leading courier companies, including City Link, Parcelforce, FedEx and UPS.

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Parcel2Go calls on consumers to support British businesses

One of the leading online parcel delivery firms, Parcel2Go, has called on consumers to help get the country’s economy back on track by supporting British businesses.

The Office for National Statistics announced last week that the UK economy had gone back into recession, leading to calls for people to be more patriotic when they are making purchases. Parcel2Go has added its voice to the campaign and encouraged shoppers to do what they can to help support British firms.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Bolton-based Parcel2Go, said: “It’s more important than ever that we buy products made in Britain and support British businesses. The internet has made it simple to purchase products from all over the UK, and if companies use the services of reliable courier firms then items can be with consumers extremely quickly.

“As has been said by other retail industry commentators, UK firms also need to make sure that they are promoting themselves and their products properly and ensuring potential customers know if their goods are made in Britain.”

With the London 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations both falling within a short space of time, businesses have been advised to do everything possible to make the most of the patriotic mood sweeping across the UK.

Parcel2Go works with a huge variety of British businesses to organise delivery of their products to addresses all over the UK on a daily basis. The company helps individuals and British businesses to deliver more than two million domestic and international parcel consignments every year with the assistance of industry-leading couriers including Parcelforce and City Link.

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Retail Results Highlight Importance Of Parcel Delivery Services, Says Parcel2Go

Despite UK retailers feeling the pressure as consumers’ incomes continue to be squeezed and shoppers keep a tight rein on their spending, online channels are still delivering impressive results. According to online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go, businesses must look to capitalise on the opportunities available and encourage consumers to spend by providing a reliable service and rapid parcel delivery options.

Recent financial results from Marks & Spencer revealed a 22.8 per cent increase in e-commerce sales in the 13 weeks to March 31. That was despite a 0.7 per cent fall in like-for-like sales in the UK. Department store John Lewis also posted impressive online sales results in the week to April 14, with a 57.8 per cent year-on-year increase in sales at johnlewis.com. This followed a 39.1 per cent year-on-year increase the previous week.

According to Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, these latest results highlight just how important online channels have become to retailers, and should serve as a reminder that customers expect goods ordered online to arrive promptly.

He said: “As an increasing number of shoppers become comfortable with shopping over the internet, all businesses must appreciate how vital it is first of all to have an online presence, and then to ensure goods arrive with shoppers quickly and in tip-top condition.

“By calling on the services of reliable and affordable courier firms, all companies can put themselves in the best possible position to win repeat custom.”

Results of a survey released earlier this month showed that out of 2,000 online shoppers, 74 per cent had abandoned purchases because they felt the delivery charge was too high, suggesting that the issue postage rates is something else businesses trading on the internet must remain aware of.

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Parcel2Go Urges Companies To Take Note Of BRC Online Shopping Statistics

An increasing number of consumers from outside the UK are going online to search for products from British firms that must now react, says Parcel2Go.

Britain’s largest online parcel delivery specialist believes businesses have an opportunity to increase the volume of goods they export to customers around the world if only they seize it. Parcel2Go currently helps businesses and individuals in the UK to send more than two million parcels to destinations around the world with courier companies every year.

Richard Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, said research from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Google had revealed that during the first quarter of 2012, total search volumes from overseas consumers rose by 57 per cent year-on-year.

The BRC/Google search data showed developing countries including Mexico and Pakistan played a significant role in driving traffic to UK sites in the first quarter of the year, with year-on-year growth of 135 per cent and 101 per cent respectively.

Mr Mercer urged companies to take advantage of the fact that more and more foreign shoppers are interested in British brands and products.

He said: “The figures show this is the perfect time for companies here in Britain to capitalise on the interest being shown by foreign consumers in our goods and services. As well as having a strong online presence, businesses must make sure they are clearly offering a range of international parcel delivery options to entice foreign consumers and boost their sales.

“Parcel2Go works with the world’s leading parcel delivery companies and it’s with the help of cheap international courier businesses that firms here in the UK will be able to prosper in new overseas markets.”

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