Category Archives for Courier

Couriers benefit from charities e-commerce push


Couriers could benefit as charity shops increase their use of the internet to sell second hand goods. More than half surveyed reported that they use sites such as eBay in order to gain more sales. “Charities are finding they can get greater value online for books and antique collectables than selling through shops,” said Wendy […]

Planning to study abroad


The tuition fee shake up has meant that for many students studying abroad is now a cheaper, and more attractive, option than attending a university in the UK. With many institutions in the country planning to charge up to £9000 per year, the opportunities for students to not only gain a degree at a more […]

E-commerce boom proves big business for courier services


Spending by shoppers over the internet grew by 19% during the first six months of 2011– one percentage point more than expected, boosted by the weather and the Royal Wedding. Industry body IMRG revealed this week that online retail sales totaled £31.5 billion in the six months to June 30th, which is directly impacting the […]

Five tips to save money on courier services


Using a courier is often unavoidable and with eBay getting even more popular, they’re in demand. But, like most industries, the recession hit courier service badly and the increasing cost of fuel and insurance isn’t helping. If you know where to look it is possible to courier things cheaply. Take a look at our top […]

Couriers, would you consider going electric?


Couriers are feeling the crunch of rising fuel prices and with no sign of the costs coming down (inflation rose to 4.5% in April), road transport companies need to find ways to beat the problem. One idea that the government has been pushing for some time is electric vehicles. Many see them as compact little […]

Reckless drivers to get on the spot fines


Couriers, hauliers and anybody working for road transport companies know how frustrating some drivers can be. Whether they’re bad drivers or just plain ignorant, it only takes one to spoil your day. So surely you all jumped for joy at the news that on the spot fines are to be brought in for reckless drivers? […]

Comparison sites…what’s the big deal!?!


It wasn’t too long ago that the only comparison site of any note was Kelkoo, now you can compare everything from toasters and holidays to gas bills and wine! British consumers are still extremely wary of spending their money, with significant government cuts meaning many more people are likely to be made redundant this year […]

April fuel day is gathering pace


We’ve all seen the price at the pumps rocket over the last few weeks/months/years, but it’s set to go up again next month when the government adds another 1p to the fuel duty. Earlier this month Fair Fuel UK handed over a petition to Downing Street with over 120,000 signatures on it, urging parliament not […]

Does your business insurance cover you correctly?


Insurance is a complicated business, even for the simple purpose of insuring a small family car, let alone for the van you use to make a living. Are you certain that you have the correct insurance? After a quick Google search of “what insurance does a courier need” it becomes clear that there isn’t a […]

Potholes 1, Couriers 0


The government has announced it is ploughing £100m into the roads to fix potholes left by the poor weather last year. That’s despite the fact councils road maintenance budgets are to be cut by £160m over the next four years – meaning it is likely the potholes will merely be filled as opposed to the […]