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Getting Ready For Black Friday: What it Means To European Retailers

by Chinny Ogbuagu | November 19, 2014 | No Comments

Pitney Bowes, Black Friday Graphic

For those that are unaware Black Friday is an American invention designed by retailers to maximise holiday spending after Thanksgiving Thursday. As I’m sure you are aware Thanksgiving is not a holiday generally celebrated in Europe but Black Friday is growing in popularity and some have suggested that this is another day, which will soon […]

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The Secret to Managing Your Parcel Returns Effortlessly

by Paul Knowles | November 13, 2014 | No Comments

The Secret To Managing Your Parcel Returns process Effortlessly

There was a time when customers rarely returned a product purchase unless it didn’t work. However, we are now in age where consumers hold the buying power and we are seeing instances where people will buy multiples of the same items online to evaluate at home and send you the ones they don’t like back. […]

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Top 3 Countries Brits Buy From Online

by Chinny Ogbuagu | November 7, 2014 | No Comments

Top 3 Countries Brits Buy Online From

E-Commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe, with sales across the UK and the rest of Europe expected to reach a combined total of £111.2 billion in 2014 (€155.3 bn or $212.8 bn). A recent study conducted by Pitney Bowes Inc reveals that cross-border eCommerce is gaining traction with nearly 40% of consumers […]

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Transactional Mail In Focus: Making Your Mail Work Harder For You

by Chinny Ogbuagu | November 4, 2014 | No Comments

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There’s no denying it, holiday season is just around the corner and while it is often time you take for yourself and spend it with family it can also prove tricky getting your invoices sent and being paid on time. Huge amounts of mail get sent over the Christmas period and in the process many […]

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3 Shipping Tips to Bring Your Customers Holiday Cheer

by Chinny Ogbuagu | October 31, 2014 | No Comments

Shipping Tips

The busy holiday shopping season is fast approaching, but as a new Pitney Bowes survey suggests, many shoppers may have already started checking purchases off their list. According to the 2014 Pitney Bowes Holiday Shipping Survey, 49 percent of consumers intend to shop for gifts earlier this season, with the desire to see packages arrive […]

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The Must-Haves for Your Next Direct Mail Campaign

by Chinny Ogbuagu | October 28, 2014 | No Comments

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Direct mail is one of the most disregarded yet one of the most effective ways to increase leads to your business. A lot of advertising can deliver poor results, prove untraceable, and produce insufficient ROI. For example, how many leads did you receive off the last newspaper or magazine ad?  It’s probable that you don’t know. […]

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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 […]

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Online Retail in Focus: 5 Key Takeaways from Post-Expo 2014

by Eric Kempton | October 21, 2014 | No Comments

Post-Expo Findings

Global online retail is the engine that is driving across-the-board change in the postal industry. That was the prevailing theme at last month’s Post-Expo 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden, where 2,000 attendees from 73 countries converged to discuss the trends that are impacting postal carriers. Ecommerce is increasingly global and the sheer volume of goods being […]

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Is it Worth Buying Remanufactured Toners?

by Rody Lingiah | October 20, 2014 | No Comments

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Most business’s priorities lie in profit margins and how best to save the business money. Choosing cheaper alternatives for items such as office supplies is often a way to cut business costs and when you’re talking about post it notes or sticky back plastic it hardly makes a difference. But what about items to support […]

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The Weird and Wonderful Things You Can Buy/Sell Online [Infographic]

by Chinny Ogbuagu | October 14, 2014 | No Comments

Weird and Wonderful Things You Can Buy Online

In the face of the relentless growth of online shopping, even the amazing exploits of the space programmes in America and Russia in the 1960s almost pale into insignificance. You’ll have your own comparisons too, but just think how many things are at your fingertips today that you can buy or sell at will, just […]

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