Category Archives for Courier

Using courier delivery for the first time


Courier delivery is fast, and many companies offer same-day collection to people who book early. For urgent deliveries, courier companies are often the most economical choice. Packaging Parcels are often thrown around in transit, and poor packaging can invalidate compensation claims and postal insurance, so be very careful when packaging goods. Breakable items should be […]

Fuel strike negotiations to be held this week


In a statement that has temporarily placated some courier services and parcel delivery companies, the Unite union has ruled out an Easter strike by fuel tanker drivers. Talks are expected to be held on Wednesday in an attempt to resolve the dispute without strike action. Thursday saw 24 hours of “panic buying”, which retailers have […]

Helping You Gain More Courier Work


Maximising the productivity of your business is just plain good business sense; the more deliveries you can fit in delivery route, the more profit you’re going to make. With today’s economic climate, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, so maximising your productivity should be an even higher priority. But how do you go about […]

Tips For Weighing a Parcel


When planning to send an item through parcel delivery or courier, one thing you’re going to need to know is the weight of your item. Between weight and size, couriers can plan how many collections they can fit in their vehicle, what they’ll need help moving and quote you a price that’s going to be […]


Top Tips For Sending Furniture by Courier


Couriers are useful for many things: urgent deliveries, transportation of delicate goods or sensitive documents. But they’re also good for sending the odd piece of furniture. Of course, there are a few ground rules you need to follow to ensure that your delivery is hassle free, but as a means of transporting large or bulky […]

Can You Send A Frying Pan By Courier?


Of all the wonderful questions we receive, we thought we’d answer the most important, the most relevant, and the most pressing one today. For today is Pancake Day, and you have asked us if sending a frying pan by courier is acceptable. Well, the short answer is yes. The long answer is still yes, but […]

Top Tips For Launching A Courier Service


Starting your own courier service needn’t be a frustrating exercise. Most people who start their own courier service already have some experience of the industry, but whether you’re starting from scratch or an old veteran, we’ve put together some top tips to help guide you. Do Your Research Businesses will always need couriers and thanks […]

Christmas Gifts

The Cheapest Way of Sending a Mother’s Day Gift


Just a friendly reminder; it’s Mother’s Day here in the UK on March 18th, which means you have just four weeks to buy a present and get it to your Mum whilst surprising her with your organisational skills. Don’t worry though, we don’t expect you to tell her it was because we reminded you. If […]

Driver habits changing due to soaring fuel costs


Couriers and hauliers are seeing less traffic on the roads as the increasing cost of petrol is forcing people to cut down on their car journeys. Figures from the AA show that petrol sales in the first six months of 2011 were 1.7bn litres less than in the same period three years ago. They believe […]

Motorway speed limit to be geared up?


Couriers and transport companies could find the motorways moving much faster by 2013. The government has proposed a public consultation to increase the speed limit on the country’s motorways to 80mph, due to advances in vehicle safety and technology. However, there are no plans to increase the limit for lorries above 7.5 tonnes, which will […]