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The perfect last minute gift that’s easy to post

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or family member can be a bit of a nightmare. You may struggle to know what to get them but want to show them that you care. Gift cards are a great present especially if you know where someone likes to shop. If you are buying for a child then you may want to buy a gift voucher for one of the large toy retailers such as Smyths or The Entertainer. Another great thing with gift cards are they can be sent very easily and cheaply through the post. You can often pop them inside the car and only pay your usually […]

Tracking important parcel deliveries

If you have recently placed an order online you may have the option to track the delivery of the item. Depending on what service it has been sent by, you may be able to just check when it has been despatched and when it has been delivered to the address or you may even be able to track its route across the country and see what parcel delivery number you are on the day its due out to you. It can tell you the drivers name and the expected time of delivery. Some companies may offer this as standard especially on large or expensive items others may offer you the […]

Email or postal for marketing?

When it comes to marketing there is a huge array that you can chose from. It may be that you most if not all of your marketing online and believe that this is the best for your business, or you may use more of the traditional methods such as cold calling and leaflet drops to build up your customer base. Not all marketing methods work as well for all companies, often you need to find out what works best within your industry and with the types of customers you want to attract. Email marketing has been about for some time now, and although a lot of businesses get a great […]

Sending items securely through the post

There may be times when you need to send valuable or important items or documents through the post. These may include birth or marriage certificates, passports, money or documents containing sensitive date. Royal mail offer several services which are designed to be used to send letters and parcels securely and often offer insurance cover should the item get lost. The Special Delivery Guaranteed service by the Post Office guarantees to get your letter to the recipient on time and securely otherwise you will receive your money back. This service allows you to track important documents online and get signed proof of delivery via the website. It also offers compensation cover […]

Things to bear in mind when ordering online

When ordering online you will need to check what your rights are in terms of returns, refund and postage. Most companies will accept returns unless the item was custom made or it is unhygienic to do so but they often vary in how long they give you to return the item. If the item is faulty then you have more rights than if the item doesn’t fit or you have simply changed your mind. Some retailers will only give you 14 days for returns for example on items that are in the sale and others will only offer you a credit note rather than a refund. It is also important […]