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SMEs protest against #vatmoss

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The issue of the week for SMEs is surely the impending introduction of VAT MOSS. Not heard of it? It’s really only made it onto the agenda in the past week or so but might impact your business. VAT MOSS is a new tax law that comes into power on 1st January 2015 that requires […]

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Printer problems puncture 3-5 day courier options

All Pack Solutions Royal Mail Small Parcel Box

As part of my preparation before I move house in the New Year, I’m having a clear out. I’ve focussed on selling on eBay and am well pleased with some of the money I’ve raised clearing out what can generously be described as tat that I seem to have a lot of. Never the minimalist […]

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Visit the Open to Export video channel on Youtube

UKTI

Open to Export, the website and campaign run by the UKTI has been sharing a great deal of video content on Youtube that might be of relevance to you. You can check out their Youtube channel here. A wide range of topics get attention. From selling to China, practical ‘bootcamp’ videos through to lots of […]

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How to win customers and influence them

Tesco Feat

Is it just me, or are some of Tesco‘s woes down to the way that they treat their own customers? They say that they stand for value and convenience but their marketshare has fallen 2.1% in the last three years (to 28.8%), they’re besieged by the likes of Aldi and Lidl and then of course […]

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Royal Mail: Universal Service under threat

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One of the promises made by the Government at the privatisation of Royal Mail late last year for a knock down price was that the universal service and six days a week delivery would be safe-guarded. And only a year later, it seems that both are under threat. Royal Mail posted some poor results and […]

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Worldwide Parcel Services new mobile friendly website

Worldwide Parcel Services

Worldwide Parcel Services, have launched a brand new website for customers in the UK and abroad. The parcel service from Kent offers parcel delivery to over 200 international destinations via UPS, DHL and Interlink Express. They offer a range of road and air services, offering direct delivery from door to door. Parcel import from any […]

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Royal Mail to use network to assist Missing People charity

Missing People

Royal Mail is partnering with the charity Missing People. Currently, 123,000 people directly receive Child Rescue Alerts, as well as other members of the public being informed of missing person appeals through Twitter, Facebook, digital billboards and media and corporate partnerships. The new partnership with Royal Mail will effectively double this. Sue Whalley, Chief Operations […]

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Keep up to date with Royal Mail this Christmas

Royal Mail Christmas Feat

Royal Mail is publicising two links about its seasonal service that will likely be of use to ecommerce SMEs over the next few weeks. They’re well worth bookmarking. Firstly: www.royalmail.com/greetings This is a definitive digest of all the various last postal dates for Royal Mail services and other handy info. And: www.royalmail.com/serviceupdates This is the […]

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Stockhandler.com wins UKTI contest for helping SMEs export

UKTI

Stockhandler.com, a service from Evil Technology basted in the North East, has won the ‘Get Set to Export’ competition hosted by Wilton Centre, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). Stockhandler.com is a cloud based software application which aims to make it easier for business to trade online across in the […]

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Doddle £4m marketing budget for new CMO

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Doddle have appointed Paddy Earnshaw as CMO, with a place on the main board. He will be responsible for the strategic direction of the business and overseeing its aggressive growth plans. Paddy joins from WorldPay where he was Customer Experience Director and has held senior marketing roles at Moneycorp and Travelex. His remit also includes […]

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