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All the last post courier dates for Christmas 2016


Here’s something handy that’s well worth bookmarking: a blog post from Linnworks that details all the last Christmas posting dates for Royal Mail and all the major couriers. That includes Yodel, Hermes, Parcelforce, DPD and others. Find the details here. It also provides details from the various carriers about collection and drop-off dates between Christmas […]

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Post Office reassures the public over strike action

Post Office

Following the news of a Post Office strike on Saturday the 3rd of December, the last postage date for sending cards and presents to loved ones living in Africa and the Middle East. It is no accident that strikes have been scheduled in the run up to Christmas, but the Post Office should remember the […]

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Amazon promise the slowest delivery ever!


On Black Friday like millions of other shoppers I bought a couple of items online. One of the products I purchased was from Amazon and although it was in the Black Friday Deals, it was labelled as out of stock. I wasn’t that worried, Christmas was a month away. Then I got a notification from […]

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More than 25% of warehouse space let in 2016 taken by Amazon

Amazon A feat

More evidence, if any more were needed, that Amazon is truly a titan and growing at a phenomenal pace, is a report from Savills that says it’s snapping up warehouse space at an astonishing rate. They say 25% of warehouse space in the UK has been taken by Amazon in 2016. The warehouse real estate […]

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Another Post Office strike coming on 3rd December

Post Office

Unite the Union will be joining Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) members in strike action on the 3rd of December. The 700 Unite members are Crown Post Office managers protesting about pensions. The Post Offices affected are Crown branches. The CWU are in a dispute with the Post Office regarding jobs, Crown Post Office franchises and […]

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MyHermes Christmas collection and delivery dates

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MyHermes have created a special portal dedicated to Christmas. You can find it here. You can use it to discover the last posting dates with the service and also selling and packaging tips. Recommended cut off dates for Christmas delivery 18th December: Last day for booking a next-day courier collection for delivery in time for […]

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EE to report real geographic mobile coverage from January

No Mobile Signal

EE are the best mobile network in the UK for data (joint best with Vodafone overall for voice and data), but now they’ve come clean and decided to be honest about their UK coverage. Traditionally mobile companies have touted something like 90% UK coverage but that actually means 90% of the population. This leaves vast […]

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Yodel wins ‘IT Team of the Year’ gong

Yodel feat

Parcel carrier Yodel has been awarded ‘IT Team of the Year’ and highly commended for the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category at the UK IT Industry Awards 2016 The 200-strong IT department, who report into Yodel CIO Adam Gerrard, saw off competition from others including Barclays, Lloyds and Supersavers. The judges recognised the team’s varied […]

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Parcel2Go announce new prices for MyHermes and Collect+


New prices will see Parcel2Go provide a cheaper price for parcels inclusive of Parcel Protection starting at just £2.25 exc VAT. The price drops apply to Parcel2Go’s myHermes and Collect+ services, two of the most popular for UK deliveries. They’ll continue to offer the UK’s lowest price on non-compensation deliveries (£2.19 exc VAT for 0-2 […]

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