Post, Parcels & Royal Mail

uShip Couriers really do go the egg-stra mile!

uShip Couriers really do go the egg-stra mile!

This week, uShip UK saw one of its most dazzling delivery requests ever.  A genuine Faberge Egg was listed on uShip for delivery from Glasgow where it was being Auctioned, down to its owner in Windsor. Jimmy NoFaberge Egg as shown here on STV is being auctioned to raise funds for…Read more

VAT on Royal Mail and Parcelforce Airsure Services from 31st January

Tamebay recently reminded ebay buyers and sellers that VAT will be levied on Royal Mail services for the first time, as of 31st January 2011.  Due to legislation changes some international and contract mail services will now be vatable.  More information on which services this applies to have been outlined on Hellmail….Read more

Parcel Companies report weak December

UK Mail reported much weaker than anticipated trading this December, with the normal December peak simply not materialising.    The snow and bad weather also caused significant disruption which resulted in a much higher delivery and holding cost to ensure that 99% of their Christmas parcels still got delivered on time. UK Mail…Read more

How to process 16m Parcels in one night

Fedex braces itself for its busiest night ever, processing 16m parcels through the Texas hub, up 13% on the previous year's high, with an anticipated 220m parcels being delivered over the Christmas period. UPS, the big brother in the US parcel market is on track to deliver 430 million parcels. So, for…Read more

DHL follows uShip’s lead and offers Offsetting for deliveries

DHL is extending is Green parcel delivery options by offering customers the ability to choose to offset their CO2 from parcel deliveries, as announced in Logistics Week. As transport is an important contributor to the global carbon footprint, its users, consumers and suppliers should have the option of making their…Read more

City Link Parcel Delivery’s MD Quits

Stuart Godman, managing director of Rentokil Initial’s City Link parcel delivery service, is to resign from his position, marking the second manager to quit the courier division in 18 months. Rentokil said on Friday that Alan Brown, group chief executive, would take the helm at City Link until a successor…Read more

First Class Post could increase by 12%

Our friends over at Hellmail report today the introduction of what Postcomm described as a 'lighter touch regulatory regime' which will give the Royal Mail greater commercial freedom. In addition, the removal of retail price controls from all packets and parcels weighing more than 500 grams, it is also looking at giving…Read more

UPS to raise prices by 4.9%

At that time of year where most people are thinking about Christmas, those in the Transport and Logistics industries are looking over the Atlantic to see what UPS has planned for the coming years prices.  And announced yesterday was a 4.9% net increase in Ground and Air shipping charges. "UPS…Read more

Postal Strikes again this Christmas

The Royal Mail managers will be balloted over Strike Action, announces the Unite trade union today. Last year's Postal Strikes caused vast amounts of disruption to both businesses and private individuals in the UK, and with the current timing, it looks like any possible strike action will be due to…Read more

Have you already missed the Last Posting Dates before Christmas?

Have you already missed the Last Posting Dates before Christmas?

It’s only October, and we haven’t even got to Halloween yet, but already the last dates for Surface International Post and Parcel deliveries have nearly already passed. You can download a copy of the Royal Mails Last Posting dates here. So, If you’ve got a Christmas Parcel that’s too expensive…Read more