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Christmas Shopper Types

Christmas Shopper Types

We are all different when it comes to our shopping techniques at Christmas time. But, what kind of Christmas shopper are you? Are you someone who finds themselves constantly doing a last minute dash to the stores or are you extremely organised with all of … [read more]


Online Shopping Benefits

Online Shopping Benefits

  With Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales underway, we will be discussing the benefits of shopping online as opposed to shopping on the high street. A more relaxing experience: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are very busy shopping periods. Especially with some brands extending … [read more]


When Does the Value of a Parcel Matter?

When Does the Value of a Parcel Matter?

In this article, we will be discussing why the value of your parcel is very important if you are shipping to a Non-EU country. When your parcel enters a Non-EU country, the local customs authority will check that the shipment is allowed into their country. … [read more]


Why is Parcel Tracking Important?

Why is Parcel Tracking Important?

Parcel tracking ensures that your consignment is always accounted for. This offers something that money can rarely buy; peace of mind.  Simply put, parcel tracking enables you to directly connect with the couriers that you have trusted your consignment with and check where your parcel … [read more]


What is Amazon Key?

What is Amazon Key?

  Amazon is launching a service that will enable couriers to enter the homes of customers and leave deliveries inside. The Amazon Key will enable customers to use a combination of a smartphone app, smart lock, and Amazon Cloud Cam to give couriers access to … [read more]


How Important is Original Packaging for Returns?

How Important is Original Packaging for Returns?

It is safe to say that many of us have been in the position where we have had to return an item that we have purchased on a whim. Whether you have made a purchase online or through a catalogue order you may find that … [read more]


An Unlucky Bin Collection

An Unlucky Bin Collection

A student attending the University of Birmingham has had his parcel destroyed after a delivery driver left his order in a wheelie bin. Due to bin strikes, Chris Burden had his bins emptied only once since he started living in his student house back in … [read more]


Road Improvements Across Manchester

Road Improvements Across Manchester

Over 100 million pounds is going to be spent with the aim of tackling the damage on some of Manchester’s roads. Some roads will be completely resurfaced whilst other will be patched up. Footpaths that will also be receiving attention by the council. This work … [read more]


Driverless Vehicles 10 Years Away

Driverless Vehicles 10 Years Away

Recent research from PA Consulting has indicated that despite a large amount of hype, autonomous vehicles are at least 10 years away from being widely used on UK roads. Whilst the information that they have uncovered indicates that autonomous technology itself is advancing our roads … [read more]


The UK Wants Fast Deliveries, We’re Delivering

The UK Wants Fast Deliveries, We're Delivering

We want the best levels of customer service from those who deliver parcels. To match these customer service expectations a parcel must be delivered quickly to their target location. Customers no longer have to wait long periods of time for an item. Today many rely … [read more]


Driving Safely with Pets

Driving Safely with Pets

It’s a common sight to see a furry companion sitting in the backseat of a car or even making the passenger seat their own. It is so common that we even see it on TV and in films. However, did you know that if a … [read more]


Driving Distractions

Driving Distractions

It’s no surprise that distracted driving equates to a large percentage of car related deaths. There are much more distractions on our roads now than there were in the past. For example, drivers may now have to contend with devices such as mobile phones that … [read more]


Driverless Lorry Trials

Driverless Lorry Trials

  Britain will begin testing a convoy of driverless lorries next years as leading car manufacturers hope to move towards autonomy. There are arguments for and against these trials and in today’s article we will be exploring points risen on both sides. Truck platooning is … [read more]


Signing For Your Neighbour’s Parcels

Signing For Your Neighbour's Parcels

As home deliveries become more and more popular, many of us are finding ourselves signing for our neighbour’s deliveries. However, could our seemingly harmless actions damage the recipient’s chances of receiving compensation should the package have faults? Firstly, it is important to note that if … [read more]


Driving on Sunshine: Solar Powered Roads Explained

Driving on Sunshine: Solar Powered Roads Explained

It may sound far-fetched but the possibility of solar powered roads could become the future of our roads. Not only would they produce energy to power cars, they could also provide power for road signs and street lighting. Power would be supplied directly throughout the … [read more]


How To Spot a Postal Scam

How To Spot a Postal Scam

Households across the UK have been warned to be wary of fraudulent missed delivery notices that could see victims scammed out of forty-five pounds. In a post shared more than 60,000 times on Facebook, the fake notice will list a number that the recipient must … [read more]


You Try We Wait

You Try We Wait

Delivery systems and e-commerce sites drive forward on demand operations. Services such as Uber and Deliveroo are becoming increasingly popular. People who use these service expect speed and convenience. However, with the fashion industry more consideration has to be made before a customer makes a purchase. Many factors come into … [read more]


A motorcyclist learns a lesson

A motorcyclist learns a lesson

Recently, a motorcyclist has been caught using a James Bond style licence plate to conceal his real licence plate from the police. The culprit orchestrated this all to avoid receiving a speeding fine. Traffic police in Spain discovered the modified license plate fitted to the bike … [read more]


Road Improvements Underway

Road Improvements Underway

Here at Speed Couriers, we provide you with the latest updates regarding couriering and the roads we use every day. Maintenance of the existing road system might not spark excitement but it is extremely important. We rely on our roads to get to work, to … [read more]


Cyclists and Mobile Phone Use

Cyclists and Mobile Phone Use

In Australia, cyclists could be slammed with massive on-the-spot fines for using their phones while riding. The new rules mean that fines for cyclists using phones will match those for drivers of other vehicles, and police will have the power to issue them immediately. The … [read more]