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Return, Re-gift or Sell – What to do with unwanted gifts!

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Received a gift that you just know you won’t use? Perhaps it wasn’t your colour, or maybe you received two of the same item. Whatever the reason, now’s the time to do something with it, before it gets chucked into the back of the cupboard and you forget all about it. We’re here to talk you through your three options – Return, Re-gift or Sell. Read more...

Keep Track of Your Parcels with DPD Drop Off Delivery Services

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This month we’re adding to the choice of parcel delivery services available through My Parcel Delivery with the DPD Drop Off service for parcel delivery in the UK. Read on to see more about this 1-2 day delivery service which has some great features for keeping track of your parcel on its journey. Read more...

Security and Posting Parcels This Christmas

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The run up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of year to send and receive parcels. With many of the parcels being sent containing Christmas gifts, it’s also an important time to be mindful of security when you send a parcel containing something of value. To help make sure your parcels are delivered safe and sound, here are 5 tips you should follow when using a courier collection service Read more...

Sending Christmas Presents by Courier

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As nice as it would be to visit all your loved ones over Christmas, sometimes that’s just not possible, and that’s why many people choose to send Christmas presents by post. The run up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year for parcel posting, so to help you get your precious Christmas presents posted and delivered on time, here’s our guide to sending Christmas gifts. Read more...

Top tips for sending next day delivery

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If you have an urgent parcel to send, next day delivery is a luxury that you can enjoy without spending a packet, with services starting from as little as £6.99+VAT. Whether it’s a last-minute gift for a loved one, an item you’re returning to a store, or a parcel for a customer, there’s a few things you should keep in mind if you’re planning a next day parcel delivery. Read more...

5 Tips for Sending Parcels Abroad

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Booking your first international parcel delivery can seem like a daunting task. Maybe you’re sending a gift to a friend who lives abroad, shipping an order to a customer in a new territory, or even returning an item you purchased online from an international retailer. Read more...

What to Send in your Student Gift Parcel

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This month, My Parcel Delivery worked with The Independent’s “Student Life” section, to come up with advice on sending presents to uni students. Here are some more handy hints and tips for putting together a student gift parcel and making sure the items you’ve chosen are safe to send! Read more...

45 days left to get ready for Black Friday 2015

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Last week My Parcel Delivery took part in a webinar offering tips and advice for businesses and small sellers looking to make the most of Black Friday 2015. There's still time to watch our top tips for Black Friday success webinar and download our free ebook. Read more...

How to post a bike

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There are a number of reasons why you’d want to send a bike by post, whether it’s a bike which your child has outgrown and you’ve sold on ebay, a bike you’re sending back to an online store, or even a bike you’re shipping abroad for a cycling holiday. Today we wanted to share some specific advice for posting a bike. Read more...

Pricing Strategies for Amazon Sellers

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In some of our recent blog posts we’ve been looking at the different places to sell items online, offering advice and tips for individual sellers and businesses. In some of our recent blog posts we’ve been looking at the different places to sell items online, offering advice and tips for individual sellers and businesses. Today’s selling advice post focuses on the Amazon Marketplace, and we have a Guest Blog from Chris Dunne at RepricerExpress all about getting your pricing strategy right. Read more...

Business Focus - Beat The Competition This Black Friday

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Last year, Black Friday saw £810m spent online – a level never seen before by UK retailers. And this year retailers are anticipating four times as many customers to join the frenzy. That's why we joined up with TameBay, a fantastic eBay specialist blog site for marketplace sellers and small businesses alike, to offer a free webinar giving practical tips to maximise this years Black Friday opportunity. Read more...

Etsy or eBay – Where Should You Sell?

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When it comes to selling something online, there’s a huge choice of websites, apps and social media channels to choose from, but how do you pick the best place to sell your items? We spoke to one Etsy seller in the UK, Jennifer from Wedding Buttonique, to find out why she chose Etsy to sell her handmade button bouquets and accessories and how her business has grown. Read more...

Top Tips for Using a Parcel Drop Off Delivery Service

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Courier drop off delivery services offer an easy way to send your parcel on its way, without having to wait in for the courier driver to collect your parcel. They’re a perfect alternative to queuing up at the busy post office during your lunch hour, because most of the parcel drop off points have extended opening hours. Drop your parcel off before work, after you’ve done the school run, on your way to the gym, or even as you head out for the evening. Read more...

Parcel Collection Services for eBay Collection-Only Items

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It’s probably happened to you at least once if you’re an eBay shopper - you’ve found an amazing bargain that you really want, only to find that it’s marked as “collection only” and you live too far away to collect it. Not to worry, there’s an option you can try to help you get that must-have item. Once you’ve beat the competition and placed that winning bid, or bought using “buy-it-now”, just arrange the parcel pick-up and delivery yourself. Read more...

Large Parcel Delivery Restrictions Explained

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There are some occasions when you need to send something large or heavy via a courier. Perhaps the item is too big to fit into your car, or you’re sending just one large item and can’t justify hiring a van. If you’re in this situation and aren’t sure what options you have for your large parcel delivery, here are some tips to help. Read more...

My Parcel Delivery urges online shoppers to avoid the cat and mouse game with home deliveries

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A study by My Parcel Delivery asked 1000 people where they get their online shopping parcels delivered, as part of its mission to create easier delivery options for consumers. An overwhelming 76% of respondents said they get them delivered to home, which inevitably leads to potential games of cat and mouse with the courier. Read more...