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  • The Impact of Shipping Challenges on UK Small Businesses following the Pandemic
    Restrictions, lockdowns, and disruptions to international trade have led to a domino effect of delays, shortages, and increased costs in the shipping industry. For small businesses reliant on timely and cost-effective shipping solutions, these disruptions have been particularly challenging.
  • Why is switching to our shipping team a smart move?
    Why is switching to our shipping team a smart move?
  • Sail Through Challenges: Empowering Small Business Owners with Reliable Shipping Services
    When it comes to shipping. In an era where financial strains are keenly felt, the need for trusted, reliable shipping services has never been more pronounced. Enter our empathetic and experienced team, dedicated to empowering SMBs to sail through challenges with confidence.
  • Navigating the Complexity of Shipping Simplification: A Supportive Guide for Overstretched Managers
    In the fast-paced world of commerce, where every click and order counts, the pressure on management to streamline shipping processes is immense. Small to medium-sized businesses, especially, face the challenge of simplifying shipping without compromising the satisfaction of their customers.
  • Navigating Business Growth with Compassionate Shipping Solutions
    We recognise the challenges businesses face and are dedicated to providing compassionate support and reliable solutions. From managing multiple destinations to proactive cost management, our services are designed to empower small and medium-sized businesses across the UK. Join us as we explore how we can help you overcome obstacles and thrive in your journey of expansion.
  • The Spring Budget and Small Businesses – what do we know?
    While there have been some positive moves noted, such as the rise in the VAT threshold and the additional National Insurance cut for the self-employed, many experts feel that the budget lacked comprehensive support for small business growth.
  • Struggling with Royal Mail but can't find a good enough deal with a carrier?
    Small business that normally rely on Royal Mail have been struggling to get their orders prepared in good time in order to make sure customers are happy. But, big carriers are not often able to offer good enough rates for SMEs that also want to know they have help available if they need it.
  • Risk management in shipping is crucial to ensure smooth import and export operations.
    Feel unsure about your logistics solution? We can help shed the light on any concerns you may have PLUS explore a better way, if there is one, for your business. Get in touch with the team today!
  • ICS2 - what you need to know
    Postal operators, express and air carriers, and freight forwarders will be required to provide entry summary declaration (ENS) data prior to arrival to the EU. The second schedule of changes were implemented March 1st 2023. More will follow March 2024.
  • What impact does Black Friday have on carriers and their small business customers in the UK?
    Collaborating with reliable courier partners like us and implementing contingency plans for increased order volumes will further fortify the supply chain. By combining proactive inventory planning, digital marketing savvy, and logistical resilience, SMEs can position themselves to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Black Friday while delivering a positive and efficient shopping experience for customers.
  • News Pass the Parcel
    Holidays for retailers? Some handlers are quicker than others, some have better processing capacity than the next. If your shop owner uses a reputable courier, then things should go as planned, but if they have had additional orders or have been impacted by the recent overwhelm of the system then regardless of where the issue occurred...
  • We wish you a merry Shipmas!
    During the holiday season, let us be your festive benevolent force, transforming your shipping apprehensions into a delightful Christmas narrative. With our committed team of holiday champions, your packages aren't just delivered – they arrive with panache, laughter, and a hint of North Pole enchantment. Cheers to a season of stress-free shipping and a most joyous Christmas!
  • The benefits of a courier and shipping partner
    In the UK, e-commerce shipping is an important aspect of online retail as consumers increasingly prefer the convenience of shopping online and having products delivered to their doorstep.
  • Growing your small business with the right shipping partner
    For small businesses in the UK, navigating the complexities of shipping can be a daunting task. However, with the right shipping partner, you can streamline your operations, reduce costs, and expand your reach both domestically and internationally. Whether you need same-day delivery within the UK or efficient global shipping, choosing a reliable and versatile shipping service is crucial for your business growth.
  • Looking for a better courier partner? Trust in a small agile team
    We’ll take the time to understand your specific courier needs and requirements, ensuring that your packages are handled with care and delivered promptly. You won't feel like just another number on a long list of clients or collections. Free quotes. Free support. excellent customer service. Great rates from known UK carriers.
  • News / Gearing up for the Coronation
    Gearing up for the Corronation! We explore what this means for retail and e-commerce store owners in particular. Export / Import / Local delivery.
  • What small businesses will trend in 2024?
    We asked ChatGPT what small businesses would trend in 2024 and this is what popped up! We then wondered which would need a courier... of course!
  • The school summer break is almost here!
    The school Summer break is almost here! If you have a small business and rely on courier or shipping services, read on
  • Getting ahead for the Christmas rush!
    Advice for SMEs who are anticipating a busy Christmas period! Explore how you can save time, money and hassle.
  • How can we support your manufacturing business?
    A reliable courier and shipping partner are essential for manufacturers in the UK for several critical reasons...
  • Choosing the Right Shipping Partner for Your Small Business: 5 Essential Checks
    The decision to partner with a courier or shipping service is a crucial aspect of small business logistics. By thoroughly assessing service options, costs, reliability, technology integration, and customer support, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your business goals and ensures a positive shipping experience for both you and your customers.
  • Planning your shipping in and around the Christmas period.
    Organising shipping early ahead of Christmas is vital for UK businesses to navigate the challenges associated with increased demand, limited carrier capacity, global supply chain issues, and customer expectations. By doing so, businesses can ensure smoother operations, better customer experiences, and ultimately maintain their reputation and profitability during the holiday season.
  • Trends for SMEs in 2024
    GENERAL TRENDS THAT WERE RELEVANT FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES) IN THE PAST, AND WHICH MAY CONTINUE TO BE IMPORTANT IN 2024
  • INCO Terms you need to know
    LOOKING TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS AND IMPORT GOOD INTO THE UK? HERE ARE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF TO ENSURE SMOOTH TRANSIT WITHOUT RISK OF ADDITIONAL, UNKNOWN COSTS!
  • Working with us - what you need to know!
    Working with the London East Transport team - SME courier and shipping specialists based in Essex
  • eCommerce Shipping Integration Support
    If you own an e-commerce business, finding a cost-effective and efficient shipping solution is crucial for managing sales without unnecessary hassle
  • Working on the Bank Holiday? You’re Not Alone, SMEs! Here's How to Avoid It Next Time
    As the UK celebrated its recent bank holiday, a significant number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were likely still operating. Despite the national break, many small business owners find themselves working to keep up with demands and stay competitive. This commitment often stems from the necessity to maintain business momentum, meet customer expectations, and manage logistics.