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Easter Delivery Update

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Time is ticking as we approach Easter and the two bank holidays - yipee! While we all enjoy a few extra days to spend with our friends and family, it does mean that your parcels can't be delivered quite as quickly as normal. We've popped the delivery schedule below for the Easter period but we recommend that you get your delivery booked in with plenty of time to spare. And remember, if you have any Easter gifts to send, we have a Saturday service that can get it delivered as close to the big day as possible. Read more...

Update: Delivery by Drone

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Many months ago we shared with you Amazon’s plans to test parcel delivery by drone. Back in June, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put a stop to its when they ruled that Amazon, and other firms, could not use drones to deliver packages. The ruling stated that it is barring the 'Delivering of packages to people for a fee’ which also includes free delivery in association to a purchase. At the time the FAA agreed to revisit the ruling later this year and that is exactly what they have done. Read more...

Has the budget measured up?

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A few days ago our MD David Grimes shared what he wanted to see from Chancellor George Osbourne’s annual budget. His hour long presentation was packed with information and we know there is still more to come with the full business rate review. Read more...

What we hope from this budget

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I always await the chancellor’s budget with excitement and nervousness in equal measures. As a business owner, the decisions made by George Osbourne impact my business here at My Parcel Delivery in hundreds of different ways. By making changes to tax, in addition to the introduction and withdrawal of community and business projects, what is decided on the 18th March 2015 can help make (or break!) your business. Read more...

Welcome to our new website

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You may have noticed a few changes. Well a few might be a slight under estimation as in fact we’ve relaunched our entire website and our logo too. This past 6 months our noses have been pushed to the grindstone in our effort to make sending… simple. We’ve listened to what you've told us you wanted from My Parcel Delivery and have come up with some exciting changes! Read more...

My favourite apps

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I was recently contacted by the Good Web Guide, a website dedicated to identifying the best sites on the internet. In their hunt to find the best of the best, they asked for my contribution by asking the question “What are your favourite apps?” - Read more...

Why it’s all about the customer service

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It’s that time again – time for another guest blog by our MD David Grimes for start-ups Smarta.com. This time it’s focused all around customer service and the vital role it plays in business. David says “Our belief in offering excellent customer service is ingrained within the business so deeply that it forms part of our business values, branding and, essentially, part of who we are. We worked really hard to achieve our 9.1 rating on Trustpilot and proudly shout about this on our website.” Read more...

Record growth for My Parcel Delivery

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This past year has been a fantastic period of growth for us all here at My Parcel Delivery. Not only do we help you send more parcels than ever before, but the team here has grown enormously too. So now, after 3 office moves, 4 Christmas parties, countless meetings and even more office laughs, we are an award winning website that offers more to our customers than just a cheaper option. Read more...

Entrepreneur DNA – What's the secret ingredient?

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Fresh from his win at the Made in Manchester Awards for Entrepreneur of the year, our MD David Grimes attended the latest Insider business breakfast last Friday. The business breakfasts (aside from being a very early start!) are there to help people in the business community share knowledge and this edition was focused on the very thing that David had just won an award for – being an Entrepreneur. Read more...

Five top tips for Ecommerce business

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Well-known website for start-ups Smarta.com asked our MD David Grimes for a monthly guest blog post to help new companies by drawing on his own eccommerce experience. Over the coming months, David's blog will look at all aspects of entrepreneurship and launching a start-up. Read more...

The City Link effect

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Since City Link went into Administration over Christmas this year, speculation has been been rife about why it happened and how we can help make sure that it doesn't happen to others in the industry. I've been contacted many times for my views which I wanted to share with you. Read more...

Last collection dates for UK Christmas delivery

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No matter what gift you choose, follow these last collection dates to get it there by Christmas. Time is ticking as we approach December and shopping lists are full of gifts for your loved ones. But how will you be sending your presents around the UK this year? Read more...

Final collection dates for international Christmas delivery

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Whether you parents have retired to the Costa Del Sol or your best friend is settled in Sydney, you can still have their Christmas gifts delivered bang on time. If you follow the final collection dates your deliveries should arrive before the big day (all being well!). If your gift is already wrapped and ready to go why not send it now? It is better to be safe than sorry as the couriers are very busy at this time of year! Read more...

Offer your customers more delivery options to get that sale

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We are well and truly in the build up to Christmas which means one thing - peak Christmas trading. For many companies this is the most important time of year. But how do you make sure that the customer chooses to buy from you rather than your competitors? ​One of the easiest answers is choice. Consumers no longer just want the best price, they also want to choose whether to have their purchases delivered to home or work, on a 2 day, next day, a specifically chosen day, Saturday or even international service. These are all options available from the big retailers and it is our job to make this available to you too. Read more...

5 tips for sending your Christmas gifts this year

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We know how much time, effort and money you spend on your Christmas shopping every year so the last thing we want is a hiccup when delivering your gifts to family and friends worldwide. We have come up with 5 tips to help your delivery go off without a hitch and some key advice in case there are any delays! Read more...

Compare the cost of sending your gifts this Christmas

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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? As the wet and windy weather arrives we don't want to be pounding the pavement of the high street looking for the perfect gift. Online shopping has it delivered direct to your door but how do you send your gifts on to the lucky recipient? Or back to the company if you don't love it quite as much as you thought? We're here to help, you can send with us and save up to 74% compared with Royal Mail. Read more...

Trash to treasure - selling on eBay

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The supermarkets aisles are filling with decorations and parties are being arranged....it's official, Christmas is fast approaching! With presents to find and turkey to stuff we all feel those purse strings tighten as we move closer to the big day. Before your house fills with even more nicknack's from Aunty Flo and Grandma Dora, why not make someone else's Christmas by selling your bits and bobs which have been gathering dust? Read more...

Win a case of wine delivered in time for Christmas

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It's competition time! Send your Christmas gifts with My Parcel Delivery to be in with a chance to win a case of wine delivered in time for Christmas. As life becomes busier each year, it is getting harder to see all our friends and family in the run up to Christmas. Sometimes the photo album for Uncle Ned down in Dorset or the memory box for your childhood friend on the other side of the world can stay on top of your wardrobe right into the new year. Why not take some of the panic out of Christmas this year and send your gift by courier? They can get your ever so carefully selected gifts from A to B giving you the time to enjoy the Yuletide season. Read more...