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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...

11th time unlucky – the latest eBay power outage

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Whether you are using it as a side-line or as a fulltime business, eBay has opened up the ecommerce world for hundreds of thousands of people across the world. But what happens when our reliable friend eBay becomes a little less reliable? Unfortunately last week eBay suffered its 11th outage of the year which was (rather more unfortunately) also on their 19th Birthday. Read more...

Search marketing for your e-commerce business

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How can you launch and grow your start-up business with a maximum return on your budget? Search marketing can be both cost-effective and impactful – if you know what you’re doing. The marketing manager here at My Parcel Delivery is happy to share some of her secrets to campaign success so that you too can help your business reach new customers. Read more...

Sending a parcel to France

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Send a parcel to France – all you need to know. Sending a parcel to the UK is a doddle – we know the address format and can estimate how long it will take the parcel to arrive. But what about when we send parcels internationally? Each country has individual quirks to their address format but do not fear – we have the answers here. One of the most popular countries to send to is just over the water in France and this quick blog will help put your mind at ease by telling you exactly what you need to know. Read more...

Marking 20 years of online shopping

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It is hard to believe that only 20 years ago secure online shopping didn’t exist! It was on this day in 1994 that a man called Phil Bradberger went shopping online with a company called "Net Market" and, by buying a CD of Sting’s “Ten Summoner’s Tales”, made history. The following day The New York Times announced that the “Internet is Open” and a new era in shopping had begun. Read more...

PayPal – Working Capital Scheme to extend to the UK

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New funding option for UK businesses from PayPal As a small business, whether selling via your own ecommerce website or using existing sites such as eBay and Amazon, there are challenges around every corner. Since the start of the crunch in 2007 it has become increasingly difficult for small business to get funding to enable not only the business launch but also growth which is vital for both the business and the British Economy as a whole. Read more...

Delivery Services - Who delivers what, where and when

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Here at My Parcel Delivery we make it quick easy for you to find the right delivery service whether you are sending presents to family in Finland, or a vital letter to Larry in Luton. Take a look below to see our delivery services at a glance so that you know which courier will get your parcel to the right place, at the right time, and at the best cost. Read more...

Making web design work for e-commerce businesses

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Vincent Holt, commercial director at Salford-based 11 Out Of 10 web development agency, got into working with the web after years of project managing IT systems in what became engineering giant, GEC-Alstom. After seeing a gap in the market for providing a blend of technical web design and sound business advice, he launched 11 Out Of 10 more than a decade ago. Now with 10 staff, the company provides highly specialised design for bespoke websites and e-commerce systems, aimed at companies “wanting an edge over the competition and prepared to pay a bit more to get it”. Clients have included Walls Refrigeration and PureGym – the latter taken from an initial concept to a multi-million pound business in 3 years. My Parcel Delivery grabbed a few minutes with Vince to sample the secrets of web design for successful e-commerce businesses: Read more...

Ebay sellers – safety first! Beware the unscrupulous buyers

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Have you ever asked yourself - who is the most at risk? An eBay seller or an eBay buyer? With over 17 million people logging onto eBay in the UK every month, the site is now responsible for over 15% of the UK’s online shopping (Experian Hitwise, 2011). What once started as a place for people to flog an unwanted gift or a rarely used impulse buy is now a global site for everything from fashion to furniture, and from collectibles to cars! What’s more, thanks to security measures and PayPal guarantees, it is safer than ever to be an eBay buyer but what about being an ebay seller? Read more...

Picking the best parcel courier

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There are so many questions that you need to ask yourself when trying to pick the best courier for your parcel. Selecting the cheapest, or the fastest, courier may be the simplest option but we suggest that you answer the below 10 questions before making your decision. This will ensure that you select the best courier for your parcel. Read more...

Delivery by drone

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Amazon’s Drone delivery service plans have been grounded by the US federal Aviation Administration. Imagine arriving home after a long day at work, realising you have forgotten to buy that all important DVD for your night in and wanting nothing more than to sit down and have dinner rather than going back out. Earlier this year Amazon announced that they were in the process of developing a solution for this very issue. Never mind next day or even same day delivery of your parcels, Amazon planned to deliver your parcel within 30 minutes by drone via their Amazon PrimeAir service. Read more...