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The end is nigh for Royal Mail SmartStamp – so what are your options?

by Steven Tyrrell | November 20, 2015 | No Comments

15-SMB-09239 SmartStamp comparison table-r3

If you’re a small business using Royal Mail SmartStamp, December 31st 2015 will have more significance to you than Champagne, fireworks and Auld Lang Syne. At the end of the year, SmartStamp will no longer be an option for you to manage your post. SmartStamp has, for a decade, offered businesses the ability to fuse […]


Rate Change: What does it mean for your business?

by Steven Tyrrell | March 25, 2015 | No Comments


On 30th March, Royal Mail’s rates for franked mail are increasing. Find out what it means for your business. Can you tell me what’s changing? On 30th March, Royal Mail’s rates for franked mail are increasing. It will cost you a penny more to send a first class letter, and 3p more to send a […]


MailMark™ Update – What We’ve Learned So Far

by Steven Tyrrell | December 3, 2014 | No Comments

MailMark Q&A

  Following on from our introduction to MailMark™ last year we catch up with Steve Tyrrell, our resident MailMark™ expert to discuss what we’ve learned so far from its introduction and how it’s benefiting our customers. (Q&A was conducted after the Royal Mail Small parcel format change)     Hi Steve, thanks for taking the […]


Simplifying Royal Mail Small Parcel Format Change

by Steven Tyrrell | October 24, 2014 | No Comments

Small parcel format change simplified

It has been a hot topic in the news, Royal Mail are changing their small parcel format. The change has been met with a mixed response mainly because of the complexity in working out how much you will actually have to pay to send your item. It’d be easy to criticise Royal Mail for not […]


Good News From Royal Mails’ Small Parcel Format Change

by Steven Tyrrell | October 2, 2014 | No Comments

Parcel Change and Promo Pricing

Parcel delivery in the UK has grown at an astonishing rate. In 2012 1.7 billion parcels were sent in and from Britain alone, and according to Network Research 55% of us received a parcel in the last month. This increase has largely been attributed to the rise in e-retail and the fact that many companies […]


How to Address Your Envelopes Correctly and Effortlessly

by Steven Tyrrell | August 8, 2014 | No Comments


   August 8, 2014 We’ve all been there, sat at a desk with an important letter or parcel to send; maybe it’s your first online order, when you think ‘where should the address go, is it the centre or do I keep it to the left? Should I write the address in capitals? How important is […]


Using An Post to Deliver Your Mail? 4 Reasons to Frank

by Steven Tyrrell | July 28, 2014 | No Comments

An Post Franking Infographic

   July 28, 2014 On the 21st of July, An Post postal rates went up. Not the best news, but there’s a ray of sunshine if you use a franking meter to send out your mail – 3% to 4% off Letters, Large Envelopes and Packets! This infographic depicts the cost savings, time savings and the […]


An Post 2014 Postage Tariff – What’s Changing and What to Do

by Steven Tyrrell | July 17, 2014 | No Comments

AnPost 2014 Tariff Change

   July 17, 2014 Effective on the 21st July, 2014, An Post will be increasing their postage rates. If your business is based in Republic of Ireland and you depend on An Post to deliver your mail, this is what you need to know about the postal changes and how to make the most of these […]


What Royal Mail Sunday Deliveries Will Mean for You

by Steven Tyrrell | July 1, 2014 | No Comments

Royal Mail Sunday Delivery

Recently Royal Mail announced that it is to trial Sunday delivery services for parcels in response to increased demand and to increase the efficiency of the business. Undoubtedly the growth in online sales has contributed enormously to higher parcel volumes across the UK, however, parcel offices are still currently open Monday to Friday and Saturday […]


Royal Mail versus Couriers – Who Really Delivers?

by Steven Tyrrell | June 23, 2014 | No Comments

RM vs couriers

As online shopping continues to grow in popularity more and more people are receiving and sending packages, while companies are shipping an increasing number of goods to other businesses as well as to individual addresses. A peek at some online discussion boards indicates that people have had good and bad experiences with both Royal Mail […]