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Zero insertion fees for eBay sellers in January 2016

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This month, for a limited time only, eBay are offering private sellers the chance to list their items on eBay with no insertion fees – meaning you only pay when you sell. So now’s the perfect time to have a clear out of all those items cluttering up your house and any unwanted gifts left over from Christmas. Here’s all you need to know about this offer from eBay and how to make the most of it! Read more...

Expanding your business overseas

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There are few things more important to running a successful business than growth. Whether you achieve growth by maximising revenue from your current customers, ensuring you’ve covered all areas of your existing market, or branching out into new markets entirely, your businesses growth will always be top of the agenda. Read more...

We're in the news

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You may have read this week about a few changes going on here at My Parcel Delivery. I want to take a moment to give you the inside scoop, explaining what we’ve done and why! Read more...

CEO Summit 2015

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Depending where you’re coming from, being disruptive can be a good or bad thing. As a child sits in class, playing the clown and stopping those around him/her from learning, being disruptive is seen as bad. But in the competitive world of business, when ‘business as usual’ is no longer enough, being disruptive is an extremely good thing. Read more...

The importance of authenticity in business

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Authenticity in business is a fairly new consideration but it could help you raise your business head and shoulders above the competition. Trust in businesses has been in decline over the past few decades partly due to media savvy surfers being quick to write-off product features as marketing ploys designed to separate them with their hard earned money. Read more...

eBay UK delivery dates

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Late last week eBay announced some changes to their estimated delivery dates in the UK. It’s clear that the exact location of the buyer and seller will have an impact on the time something takes to be delivered. Imagine you’re sending to a customer in Inverness (the Scottish Highlands), it’s totally understandable that delivering to them will take longer than to a customer the next town over Read more...

Mobilegeddon - what it means

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One of the most important factors in determining whether your business is successful is whether your customer can find it. If you operate online, Google has the greatest control over this with their ever changing algorithm. We’ve lived through the days of penguin, panda and caffeine, and this week saw a game changing move by Google. Read more...

What to do With Your Brilliant Business Idea

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Do you have a brilliant business idea that you’re sure will blow the competition out of the water? Fantastic. Are you ready to throw caution to the wind and embark on a new business adventure? Wonderful. Do you have any idea what the next step is to make your dream a reality? This is where the tricky part comes in! 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...

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...