May SME Shipping and Courier Newsletter 2023

This month we will explore...


Republic of Ireland postcode changes, UKEF funding of £10bn to boost export activity, how to overcome your fear of public speaking and how to make best use of your shipping partner.

King Charles’ Coronation weekend set to fuel £1.76bn retail sales boost according to


Decorations, increased spend in supermarkets for celebrations and additional spending for Coronation merchandise and keepsakes means that we are set to see a huge spike in spending between 6th and 8th May 2023. While the large supermarkets are expected to soak up a large % of this spend, we also hope that our SMEs and independents are all going to benefit.


Read our article exploring the impact of the coronation on small businesses here


British Businesses set to benefit from £10 billion boost to UK Export Finance support


On April 3rd it was announced that UK Export Finance has been granted an extra £10 billion of capacity to drive more UK exports, raising its maximum exposure limit from £50 billion to £60 billion.


Tim Reed, Chief Executive of UK Export Finance was reported to say "This is fantastic news for the UK companies that we are here to support. It means we can help more British businesses export and will enable us to support more jobs and help to fuel growth."


Click here to see full details


Did you catch our latest article?

We explore the benefits of a reliable courier partner.


"E-commerce sales are expected to grow 10.4% in 2023

Since 20.8% of retail purchases are expected to take place online in 2023, it's no surprise that e-commerce sales are supposed to increase as well. With more customers shopping online, your business can sell more and earn more as a result."


Visit our website to see the FULL ARTICLE


Republic of Ireland postcode changes...What is Eircode, and how will it affect shipping?


Taken from

Each Eircode consists of a 3-character routing key to identify the area and a 4-character unique identifier for each address. 

All residential and business addresses have , which in some cases can be the name of an individual, particularly for small businesses or sole traders.

Residential addresses include every address where post is delivered. Each house on a street, each flat in an apartment block, each unit in a duplex unit and each house in a rural townland has an Eircode.


  • The Eircode should be placed at the end of the normal address, just below the county.
  • For international post to an Irish address, the Eircode should go between the county and country details.
  • It is not mandatory to use the Eircode. However, many businesses ask you for your Eircode, especially for delivering goods or services to your address.


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We are a part of the InXpress network, and they have recently launched a new podcast. This week : Do you have a fear of public speaking?


Dave shares his process and tips for public speaking (whether it is to huge crowds, or presenting at networking events), including creating a safe environment, boosting your confidence and energy, and making sure the nerves don't take over!

You can watch the full episode on the global website or listen to it on AppleSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts. 


- A reminder of the areas we service -


Through our dedicated customer care and our discounted rates, we are now an established and highly recommended choice for SMEs in Essex, Central and East London and beyond.

Colchester / Barking and Dagenham / Redbridge / Southend-on-Sea / Billericay / London / Essex / Harlow / Basildon / Havering / Stratford/ Newham/ Chelmsford/ Romford/ Redbridge


Thanks for reading!

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