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John Lewis Bid to Expand Parcel Collection System

Recent announcements from retail giants John Lewis inform customers that they can expect their click and collect service to continue, following a new partnership with parcel collection service CollectPlus. Currently, customers have been able to arrange collection of their parcel at around 230 John Lewis … [read more]


Top 5 strangest things you can buy online

Many people know that the internet and it’s possibilities are endless, but many haven’t considered the items which are on offer, so here are a few of the strangest yet wonderful things you can purchase online. #5 a man lifting war kite Why would you … [read more]


Parcel Delivery in Demand with Surge in Online Purchases

Busy festive shoppers have decided to shun high street retail stores and have instead traded them in for the online market. Recent studies have shown a huge surge in online sales in the UK over Christmas, which could be an indicator that demand for parcel … [read more]


Boxing Day was the busiest UK online shopping day in history.

Once Christmas was about spending time with your family and overindulging on foods and drinks, however in recent years, especially the year of 2012, data shows that families may prefer in indulge in a little retail therapy. As predicated by many Boxing Day was the … [read more]


Top Tips for Trouble Free Postage

If you are concerned about your postage then you have come to the right place. Here, you will find my top tips on how you can have an easy and successful posting experience. Vital Reinforcement One of the worst things that can happen in the … [read more]


eBay Introduce Courier Discounts In 2013

Online auction giants eBay have recently announced that 2013 will be a good year for the sellers on their website. They have stated that they will implement new shipping discounts for their sellers, starting this year. eBay had this to say in their press release: … [read more]


Royal Mail Moves Forward With Privatisation Plan

This week the state-owned Royal Mail postal service moved forward with its plans for privatisation by employing the services of two banks (Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch) as advisors in the ownership transition, whilst British-based Barclays have already been assisting them for … [read more]


Christmas time charitable support at Speed Couriers

  Speed Couriers value greatly all of our customers; due to their continued support of our business we are able, in a small way, to support projects in the local community.   Rather than send a Christmas card or  try and visit each and every … [read more]


Notes Before Driving This Christmas

Christmas is a fun and festive time of year, but it can also be very demanding when it comes to travel and visiting friends and family. While some are lucky enough to have all their relations come to visit them on the 25th, many have … [read more]


Royal Mail to Cut Compensation Limit for Standard Post

Royal Mail announced last week that they are planning to cut compensation fees for the loss of or damage to untracked, first and second class post from £46 to £20. The taxpayer-owned postal service are in the midst of mass changes, as they try to … [read more]


Posties Bite Back 2: This Time, Its Personal

One of our blog posts earlier in the year told how posties nationwide were getting sick and tired of the common threats posed by household dogs. We noted how postie Gary Haldane was fighting for new safety measures for postal workers after being attacked by … [read more]


Sending Post This Christmas

Christmas is the busiest period for post, as many people send parcels and cards to ensure they reach friends and family before the festive cheer comes to a close. Making Sure They Arrives On Time Royal mail has recommended and released last posting dates in … [read more]


Winterizing Your Motorcycle: Part 2

In our first part of this guide, we looked at how to prepare your bike for winter using fuel stabilizer and duck oil. Let’s continue or preparation for the chilly months with some additional tips for riding safe this winter! Battery Removing the battery during … [read more]


A Quick Guide to Posting Jewellery

Having high value items such as jewellery delivered is always going to be a concerning experience; the risk of something going wrong during the delivery or damage occurring to the piece is enough to worry anyone. All the more reason to use a reputable and … [read more]


Efficient Delivery Services are Vital, say IMRG

Online retail industry association IMRG has compiled a report detailing the usefulness of reliable and credible delivery services. The organisation carried out extensive research, concluding that the annual cost of failed deliveries is over £850million, a 7.5% increase when compared to 2010 (some of which … [read more]


Winterizing Your Motorcycle

The team at Speed Couriers love to talk motorbikes, and with the icy hand of winter lurking just around the corner, we thought some handy tips on how to prepare your bike for cold weather would help our fond fans through the chillier months to … [read more]


Royal Mail’s New Delivery Scheme

As of the beginning of this month, Royal Mail postmen and women will now leave undelivered packages with the next-door neighbours, so it may be wise to get friendly with your neighbours and patch up any garden hedge disputes! The new scheme aims to reduce … [read more]