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 […]

New year, new penpal?

Having a penpal was once a very popular hobby. You could send mail to anyone in the world and look forward to receiving a reply weeks later. However, with the Internet allowing us to communicate with anyone, anywhere, with just the click of a button, penpals have fallen out of fashion. With the New Year upon us, maybe now would be a good time to give it a go? While chatting online is simpler and cheaper, it is somewhat impersonal when faced with a screen of black and white text. Writing by hand takes more effort, mistakes cannot be deleted with the quick tap of a key and each character […]

Order now for Christmas post

With Christmas a little over 4 weeks away you need to start thinking about placing your online orders now if you haven’t already. Every year there seems to be issues with the post and couriers as Christmas approaches and unfortunately many customers are left with their presents for loved ones arriving after the festive season. You need to place your order in time for it to be delivered but ideally also allowing enough time to be able to return it for a replacement or refund if it is not right. When placing an order online, check the estimated delivery date and also check to see if they say there are […]