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International parcel sending cheaper and easier than ever thanks to parcel Drop Off

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Sending lightweight parcels to Europe is cheaper and easier than ever before thanks to falling courier charges and the convenience of parcel “drop off” services. Parcel delivery comparison website, My Parcel Delivery, is now able to offer parcel delivery services to Germany, Belgium and Ireland from £9.99, £11.69 and £12.50* respectively – and each with a tracking and guaranteed delivery signature service included. Read more...

Small businesses could incur 50% unnecessary parcel delivery spend after Royal Mail price hike

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Added costs with privatised Royal Mail means UK small businesses need to seek parcel delivery alternatives Small businesses dependent on parcel delivery to UK customers could be spending on average *50% more than necessary on delivery charges in the wake of Royal Mail’s price increases taking effect today (31 March 2014). In addition, businesses sending parcels overseas via the recently privatised post and parcel company will be paying on average 40% more than necessary. Based on the annual, average number and weight of “next-day” parcels delivered for business customers by parcel comparison site, My Parcel Delivery (19 parcels at 9kg each), the equivalent annual cost for businesses using Royal Mail will be £397.10 from today. But, rival services available to small businesses could achieve like-for-like savings of at least £190**. Read more...

Four Mother’s Day opportunities for eBay sellers

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We all know that Mums are special. And on Sunday 30th March in the UK, millions of children, both young and old, will find a way to show their Mum how much they care on Mother’s Day. If you sell the odd item on eBay, could you capitalise on the 50%+ of the population who now shop online for Mother’s Day gifts? Maybe by thinking creatively with your eBay seller hat on about what you’ve got to sell or what you could make, you could earn enough to treat your own Mum to a really special present (we hear that weekend breaks are an increasingly popular choice!) The first important thing to realise is that you don’t have to sell flowers or chocolates to cash in during this busy time – you may have just the right gift to make someone’s Mother’s Day very special. There is no better time than right now as Google Trends shows that consumers start their Mother’s Day gift search up to two months before the big day. Read more...