Earth Day 2015

Today is Earth Day, but of we should be aware of what surrounds us, everyday. We here at Parcel2Ship make sure we do our part to recycle and cut down energy costs when we are not in the office, and so should everyone else. Our part to play may only be small, but if we all play it we can achieve amazing things

The couriers we use to deliver parcels, also play their part in protecting our Earth for the future, with ParcelForce turning their vans green, and thousands of organisations reducing their packaging so that vans can transport more items per journey, thus reducing their carbon footprint.

If you would like to use one of our ethically conscious courier companies and send a parcel to any of the 200+ countries on our wonderful planet, look no further than Parcel2Ship! From Albania to Algeria, Lithuania to Lebanon, and Sweden to Saudi Arabia, our destination list is vast and our services extensive.

When you send a parcel with Parcel2Ship, you can be assured of great customer service, an easy ordering process, and reliable couriers collecting and delivering your parcel. We also offer fantastic aftercare, should you need our help once your parcel has been delivered

To send a parcel worldwide, whether in celebration of Earth Day or for another reason, visit Parcel2Ship today for a free quick quote!

St Georges Day – 23rd April

St George by Raphael.jpgSaint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George, and is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George’s death in 303 AD. Although it is deemed an English national holiday because St George is the patron saint of England, many other countries also celebrate it, including Spain, Canada, Portugal and Hungary.

If you would like to send any gifts to loved ones in these countries to celebrate this day, just visit Parcel2Ship and start by getting a quote. You can see some examples of prices below, and you can read more about the countries by clicking the highlighted links

Spain from £19.97+VAT
Canada from £30.29
Portugal
from £21.38+VAT
Hungary from £20.70+VAT

 

Happy Birthday To The Queen!

Active: Her Majesty, who is approaching her 89th birthday, was spotted riding her faithful black Fell pony, Carltonlima EmmaWhilst she may not officially celebrate her birthday until June, the Queen turned 89 today! In a reign spanning over 60 years, she has always remained active, and even just this week she was spotted horse riding. We can’t help but celebrate that.

And there may be more Royal celebrations very soon, with the birth of Prince George’s baby brother or sister imminent, according to sources and experts. So if you have a present to give a loved one or family member for their birthday or arrival, visit www.parcel2ship.co.uk to get a quote!

DPD Services From Parcel2Ship

Image result for dpdAs you may be aware by now, we have launched our new website, and with that comes our new courier – DPD! We are so happy to be able to offer our customers these services, for both UK and international deliveries, that we just had to let you know some of the great benefits for using them:

* You may find that a lot of the time, DPD will be the cheapest provider when you get a quote on the homepage. This is because we want to offer all our customers value for money, and we understand that for small businesses who regularly order with us, keeping costs down is key.

* Not only is DPD’s tracking system the clearest we have ever used, but it also offers so much more information, including 1 hour collection slots for every customer. Whats more, if you use your mobile number on your order, you will be text this information by DPD directly.

* You can print your labels directly and instantly from your account, rather than having to wait for your order to be processed. We were aware that with the old website, waiting for this to happen wasn’t very helpful for our customers. But we have fixed this, giving more control back to you

So to use DPD for your next parcel, just head to www.parcel2ship.co.uk to get a quote, and if your parcel is able to travel with them, click their service and proceed!

Election 2015

Image result for election 2015With Twitter including the ‘register by’ deadline in our feeds today, and more and more news column inches being filled by the 7 political party messages, the countdown is well and truly on for May 7th – The UK General Election 2015
If you have decided not to partake in voting this year, you can be forgiven for avoiding anything related to the election. But for those focused on what the party leaders want for our country, there may be one question from a certain Mr Farage that has peaked your interest in recent weeks, months or maybe even years; Should we stay in the EU?

At the moment, Parcel2Ship enjoy affordable rates from our couriers to send elsewhere in the EU, due to the freedom that we are allowed as members. But if we were to leave, these prices would undoubtedly increase, and the paperwork required to send your parcels to the likes of France or Spain, would also increase.

So for now, why not make the most of sending parcels to friends, family, or customers with ease and for affordable prices, by visiting www.parcel2ship.co.uk to get a quote!

Our New Website Is Live!

 

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We could not be happier to announce that our new website is now live! This is something we have been working on for many months now, and it’s always been our priority from day 1. You may wish to get stuck in and explore the site for yourself, but if you want a quick run through on what has changed, then have a read below!

* Perhaps the biggest and most obvious change is our logo and company colours; we are now blue! At one point we went green, but we felt blue was the better choice, and we hope you all agree with us. And our logo has also had a little revamp to match, which you may have already seen on our social media pages in the last few months (we just couldn’t wait for the website!)

* Not only do we still use ParcelForce and DHL as we did on the old website, but you will now see DPD’s lovely logo on our page! Yes that’s right, you can now use their amazing and competitively prices services in the same way you are used to. We are so happy to have them in the Parcel2Ship family, and pretty soon we will be adding another household name to the gang, so stay tuned!

* The Free Quick Quote function on our old website is back, but this time it is sleeker and easier to get all the information you need at once. Just follow the three steps, and chose from the list of services available. You can see transit times, costs, limitations and requirements before you go ahead with an order, and if you find the service isn’t for you, you can return to the quotes easily.

* Something we viewed as crucial when developing Parcel2Ship’s new website, was giving the control back to our customers. Not only can you now log in to your account to view previous orders, you can also duplicate these and save regular addresses. And whilst you are in your account, you can view a current order and print off the labels, see if you need customs forms, track your order with the courier, and even change your password for added security.

* Of course, if there is something you need assistance with, contacting us is easier than ever too. During office hours you can give us a call on our landline, meaning you can avoid paying phone charges and use your minutes allowance. You can also email us, and receive a within an hour of our office opening in the morning, talk to us via Live Chat when an operator is online, and contact us 24/7 via Facebook and Twitter. Remember, we want to help you so get in touch if there is anything you need us for

* If you thought the destination country list on the old website was extensive, just wait until you see it on the new one! We have added over 70 new destinations, and we will be adding over 100 more this year. This means that along with the introduction of our new courier, we now offer over 11,000 services on our website!

* You’ll see a ‘Knowledge Base’ tab along the top of the website. We have been working very hard on this, because we want it to be the place that holds ALL the information you need. This is much more than an FAQ; this is a crash course in all things Parcel2Ship. We believe we have included everything you could possibly want to know, but if you spot something missing you can give us a call and we will add it straight away for others to benefit from. Remember, we want our customers to take the control back, so the Knowledge Base will allow you to do this.

Of course, there are many tweaks and additions throughout that you will notice, but we could be here all day telling you about them! So instead, head over to www.Parcel2Ship.co.uk, have a little look around, and then book your orders!

Valentines Day 10% Discount On All Parcels

Happy Valentines Day

From Everyone Here At Parcel2Ship,

Your Parcel Delivery Experts

Whether you are single or in a relationship, Valentines Day is a great chance to show someone just how much they mean to you. Whether it’s your partner, a family member, or a dear friend, why not send a parcel filled with lovely things to them this February, with Parcel2Ship!

We offer great prices on our website, starting from £10.68+VAT, for a parcel up to 30KG – that’s quite a lot of chocolate and cuddly toys! And until February 14th 2015, you can use our exclusive Valentines Day discount code ‘LOVE’ for 10%, off every service we offer!

Just visit our website or click the link below to get a quote, and then book your collection and delivery. It really is that simple!

Rugby Fever at Parcel2Ship

Whilst football may be the favored sport of many of our customers, we here at the Parcel2Ship office love following Rugby, and with the QBE Autumn International in full swing at the moment and the Rugby World Cup only 10 months away, we want to hear your predictions for glory and who you think don’t stand a chance!

So far, England have faced New Zealand and South Africa, and it’s not looking good. With 2 losses so far in the Autumn Internationals, does Chris Robshaw’s team have what it takes to get a win on the books? They face Samoa this weekend which should result in a win for England, but we need to start seeing a performance that can rival the All Blacks and Springbox in time for the World Cup in 2015

After beating us on Saturday, South Africa now face Italy. With a win and a loss behind them, can the Springbox make it 2 wins this weekend, or will the Italians make it 2 wins for themselves instead? Italy don’t seem to have been challenged yet, and South Africa will be on top form after such a great game at Twikenham the week before, so we would have to favour Jean de Villiers’s team for the win

New Zealand have had a great start this Autumn, with a narrow win against their neighbours Australia, a thrashing in America against the inexperienced USA team, an upsetting but deserved win against England a couple of weeks ago, and a somewhat predicted win against Scotland this past weekend. Whilst many will notice their side was less experienced against Scotland, perhaps they will need a stronger side for their upcoming game against Wales? Another team with 1 win and 1 loss to their name so far, Wales’ future in this tournament certainly isn’t assured. We think another All Blacks victory may be on the cards come Saturday.

Other fixtures this weekend include Scotland vs Tonga, Romania vs Canada, and France vs Argentina. But the one we in the office are looking forward to the most (aside from England’s of course) is Ireland vs Australia. 2 teams that are always great to watch, but also seemingly well matched this year. Ireland almost beat New Zealand earlier in the year, and after a win against South Africa at the beginning of this tournament, and another against Georgia most recently, they are certainly a very good looking team for the win against Australia. But the Aussies certainly won’t take it lying down, as they’ll want to come back fighting after the somewhat surprising loss against France last weekend. Perhaps they need an injection of Honey Badger energy to get the win against Ireland, because our money is with the men in green come Saturday

What are your thoughts on the QBE Internationals so far? Do you agree with our predictions for the next round of games, or do you think we have got it wrong? Let us know your thoughts, and remember, if you need to send a parcel to any of the competing countries, visit www.parcel2ship.co.uk or call us on 01626835933

 

Christmas: Courier Collection and Delivery Dates

With Christmas fast approaching, the couriers are starting to release their operating hours over December, so below are the schedules for ParcelForce and City-Link, with our office hours included.

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On the ParcelForce calender, we have listed each of our countries and the last date for collection if you want your parcel delivered there by Christmas Day.

On the City-Link calender, we have shown the extended Collection times throughout December, and when your items will be delivered should you opt for a Christmas Eve collection. As we only offer next working day UK services with City-Link, you must get all orders collected by the 23rd for delivery before Christmas

On both calenders, we have also shown our office opening times. Normal hours and service for ParcelForce, City-Link and Parcel2Ship will resume on the 2nd January

Please note, these dates do not take into account delays in customs or other unplanned delays, so we advise you send your items as soon as possible

For full details, or if you are unsure about what the schedules mean for you, please call our office on 01626835933 or email info@parcelsrus.net

Students Relocating: How Parcel2Ship Can Help

Students

Going to Uni is both exciting and stressful. We here at Parcel2Ship believe it should just be exciting, so why not use our competitively priced services to get your items delivered to your new home?

We have recently blogged about how moving house can be a great way of clearing the clutter and making some extra money, so we would advise all student to have a read of that, by clicking here. Once you have had a sort through your belongings and decided what needs to come with you and what you can leave at home, its time to pack! Help on this can also be found in the blog we have just referenced. And remember, whatever you struggle to fit in the car/take on public transport, Parcel2Ship can make sure it gets to its destination.

To use our services, you will need to make sure everything is packaged securely and safely in either a box, parcel bag, or suitcase, and attach the delivery address (help on this can be found in our moving blog, here) And to make things even easier, with City-Link orders you do not need to print off a bar coded label, so you can even package everything up before you go, and book the collection several weeks afterwards. Just make sure someone will be there to hand the package to the collection driver

Another great way to use our services is if you are trying to save money on your text books by buying them second hand on an online auction site. A lot of the time the sellers request that the buyer arranges collection and delivery of the item(s), and Parcel2Ship is a quick and easy way of doing this

Our prices start at just £9.50 for a 15KG box, and we are also offering a discount which gives all users 10% off all orders under 25KG with City-Link. Just type in CitySaver at the checkout to make the most of this fantastic money saving deal, and enjoy spending those saved pennies during Freshers Week!

(If your new address is within Halls of Residence, please ensure the Post Room on site is on the address, as couriers will not come to your door. Check with your Uni if they contact you to say you have a parcel, as some may rely on you to check yourself. )

For any questions about student shipping in time for Uni, give Parcel2Ship’s customer services team a call on 01626835933