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Speed Couriers ……… a fantastic customer service!

Speed Couriers ......... a fantastic customer service!

It’s always lovely when a customer feels strongly enough to drop us a line and commend our service……….   “I wanted to email to say that the service Speed Couriers provided was fantastic and restored my faith in using couriers- thank you! (I have had … [read more]


Strangest Christmas Goods Ever Sent

Strangest Christmas Goods Ever Sent

Christmas is approaching fast and many people who have relatives or friends who live at the other end of the country (or on the other side of the world) send their gifts via courier or mail services. Postal services are becoming increasingly efficient – and … [read more]


Packaging Christmas Gifts – Safely & Securely

Packaging Christmas Gifts - Safely & Securely

As Christmas rolls around and everyone is deciding what to buy, there will be many gifts being sent overseas. Whilst this is incredibly useful to an increasing number of people with family and friends who may not live nearby, there are also precautions that must … [read more]


Sending Flammable goods

Sending Flammable goods

When sending flammable goods with a courier there are things you must know to ensure a safe and secure transit. However naturally not everybody understands how vital safety is when handling and sending flammable goods. We’ve put together a few do’s and don’ts here to … [read more]


Does your package have explosive potential?

Does your package have explosive potential?

Bonfire night is upon us and whilst at organised firework displays everyone is more than happy watching them shoot, crackle and sparkle in the sky, they are not so welcome at cargo depots! When sending goods at this time of year, many people may not … [read more]


Sending something spooky?

Sending something spooky?

Halloween has become a seasonal trick or treat for many of us over the years, and now we celebrate it by dressing up the kids in scary outfits, sending them out to annoy the neighbours for a few hours and enjoying some tasty Halloween-themed treats. … [read more]


How soon should I send Christmas gifts?

How soon should I send Christmas gifts?

It might feel a little too early to say the ‘C’ word, but it is one day of the year for which planning and preparation is all-important. Some may not be contemplating Christmas yet – but others might have already started purchasing presents – especially … [read more]


Is what you’re sending dangerous?

Is what you're sending dangerous?

Whatever you might be sending by courier, you need to be aware that some substances and materials can be harmful and might be subject to special safety precautions and measures. Something you think is harmless could actually pose a significant threat to the safety of … [read more]


Transporting liquids – how and why?

Transporting liquids – how and why?

One of the most logistically difficult items to send via courier is liquid. For years the burning question was how to get it from A to B without spilling a drop! Now we have sophisticated methods and plenty of experience under our belts which makes … [read more]


Couriers of the world

Couriers of the world

How do different cultures send their post? Whilst nowadays, courier services worldwide are becoming standardised because of the global presence of large companies such as FedEx and UPS – but there are still some interesting quirks and unusual practices which remain in certain countries. Here’s … [read more]


Living Logistics

Living Logistics

Humans have been indulging in air travel for a fair few years now; and for a while, our furry friends and cuddly companions were able to travel in the cabin with us. However recently times have changed, and most airlines insist that pets should be … [read more]


Is Your Package Going Long-haul

Is Your Package Going Long-haul

We are now lucky that sophisticated transport innovations and complex digital systems enable us to send packages of all sizes and natures all over the world in a very short space of time. However sending a package to another continent involves a different process to … [read more]


What can we expect from vehicles of the future?

What can we expect from vehicles of the future?

What can we expect from vehicles of the future? Game-changing advances in technology are revolutionising the way we live our lives in many more ways than one. But one area where technology does seem to be on the cusp of something incredible is in the … [read more]


More than simply packages

More than simply packages

More than simply packages It’s common for many consumers and business owners alike to assume that couriers deal only with packages of the specialist or commercial sort. But in actual fact, couriers offer a real alternative to Royal Mail for many different types of customer … [read more]


How can couriers help small e-commerce businesses to grow?

How can couriers help small e-commerce businesses to grow?

How can couriers help small e-commerce businesses to grow? E-commerce is becoming an increasingly popular way to trade nowadays. In line with consumer demand for simpler, faster purchasing methods in the comfort of their own home (and now anywhere they go in the palm of … [read more]


Return To Sender

Return To Sender

Return to Sender Whilst it’s now possible to ship almost anything anywhere, whatever it is you may be sending, it’s always important to ensure the right company are handling its safe delivery. Whilst couriers and especially the Royal Mail are thought of as parcel and … [read more]


Postal Services – A Potted History

Postal Services - A Potted History

Postal Services – a Potted History It now feels like a completely natural and simple thing to do – sending an item or a letter to somebody else either in this country or another. Postal services have been established for hundreds of years – which … [read more]


How Does Parcel Tracking Work

How Does Parcel Tracking Work

How does parcel tracking work? Parcel tracking has revolutionised the way we as couriers interact with our customers – taking the mystery and uncertainty out of package delivery and replacing it with a convenient, reliable real-time data system which keeps senders (and recipients) fully informed … [read more]