Published on 19th May 2020, 10:05am
By Sarah Loosemore in category Business
Are you looking to move your home-grown business online? You're not alone! There are so many tools out there today that can help you get into the eCommerce world and help your business thrive in the process. There are lots of website-building helpers to choose from that can help you set up your...
Published on 15th May 2020, 10:05am
By Eva Malpass in category Business
In the UK alone the average person spends one whole day a week online, and it never used to be that way until recent years! This goes to show the exponential growth that is possible when businesses go online. Online stores have never been so popular, with over 48% of UK consumers intent on...
Published on 13th May 2020, 9:05am
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
Sustainable packaging has become an increasingly high priority for both consumers and brands in recent years. Packaging in all forms is a big contributor to a huge part of the throwaway materials that end up in landfills. Finding and using eco-friendly packaging alternatives is no longer just an...
Published on 12th May 2020, 10:05am
By Eva Malpass in category Business
Why is customer feedback important? Think about it – have you ever been to a new restaurant or ordered from a new takeaway without first checking what their reviews say? Statistics show that 68% of people try new restaurants based solely on positive reviews online, and 45% regularly check these...
Published on 7th May 2020, 4:05pm
By Jo Lomax in category Shipping Advice
Sending a bike via courier is the easiest and cheapest way to ship a bike, so whether you are clearing out the garage, making some money on eBay or just donating a used bicycle to a loved one, let Interparcel handle the shipping for you. If you're looking for the easiest, safest and cheapest way...
Published on 7th May 2020, 10:05am
By Eva Malpass in category News
Earliest Courier Service Did you know that the Ancient Egyptians created a courier service in 2000 BC? The letters would be sent in a box down the river Nile escorted by a guard. It is rumoured that the earliest form of post can even pre date this in as early as 521BC by Cyrus the Great in...
Published on 6th May 2020, 1:05pm
By Eva Malpass in category Business
The internet is an amazing platform. It's enabled businesses to grow exponentially, reaching customers across the globe and building a globally used and loved brand. With the help of eCommerce plugins like Shopify and Squarespace you can now build an online website in an hour! Setting up an online...
Published on 6th May 2020, 1:05pm
By Eva Malpass in category Business
In recent years, Squarespace has quickly become a huge name in website design. Cited as a design lover's dream, it can be endlessly useful if you're looking to create and build a website. Specialising in creative website design, Squarespace's website builder is especially useful for people that have...
Published on 30th April 2020, 11:04am
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
Sometimes there's just not enough time in a day to make the trip out to post a parcel. Or sometimes it's just not worth the neighbours seeing your dodgy home-hair-dye results. Either way, for you to ship a parcel from home you barely have to lift a finger. All you'll need to do is gather a few bits...
Published on 29th April 2020, 1:04pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
Importing is big business and it's getting bigger – in the UK in 2018 the value of imports of goods and services reached a huge £56 billion in one month! Lots of these imports are of course cars from Germany and manufactured products of China and the Netherlands but importing for small businesses...
Published on 28th April 2020, 10:04am
By Eva Malpass in category Lifestyle
As schools and nurseries nationwide close their doors, for the time being, millions of parents are left scrambling for ways to entertain the kids lest they begin a game of red-marker-on-newly-painted-wall. The stressful situation many parents face to find a doable means of home-schooling while still...
Published on 22nd April 2020, 3:04pm
By Jo Lomax in category Shipping Advice
With the carriers all offering contact-free deliveries many of us have been choosing to order goods online rather than risk the high street – this has meant that companies can continue to trade while at the same time customers can feel safe shopping from home. However, with all the extra parcel...
Published on 22nd April 2020, 12:04pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
For big business shipments, regular small business orders, and occasional senders alike, Interparcel's main aim is to get your parcels delivered safe and sound. Our services can benefit all shipping requirements be it a care package to a loved one the next town over or a bike shipped to another...
Published on 22nd April 2020, 12:04pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
We're always told not to judge a book by its cover, but that's exactly what customers will do! Be sure to spend time on your brand packaging, it's an easy way to create a consumer experience that won't cost a bomb but will keep your brand exciting and in your customers' minds. The eCommerce...
Published on 17th April 2020, 3:04pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
The impact of COVID-19 has been undeniably felt throughout the economy and communities, but for small businesses even more so. From retailers temporarily closing their doors to people staying indoors to self-isolate, the rate of online purchases has increased astronomically. With an increase in...
Published on 16th April 2020, 11:04am
By Eva Malpass in category News
On leaving 2019, high street sales fell and the outlook was bleak. The Office for National Statistics noted retail sales dropped as household spending in high street shops plunged by 0.6%, compared to the previous month. Alarm over decreasing high street spending at the end of last year came from...
Published on 16th April 2020, 11:04am
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
As millions of parcels are delivered worldwide every year, it would seem packing up and sending anything under the sun is easy. Yet when sending items of middling value or irregular shape we can often be left with a major conundrum. Parcel delivery needn't be tricky, at Interparcel we want to make...
Published on 9th April 2020, 10:04am
By Eva Malpass in category Lifestyle
Predicted to be one of the less adventurous bank holidays we've all had, the long weekend ahead still offers hope, especially with the promise of the fantastic weather. So, you can't take your mini break to the south of France or drive down to Cornwall for a few days by the sea, but there's still...
Published on 8th April 2020, 11:04am
By Eva Malpass in category Lifestyle
As we reach our third week of self-isolation, some may be feeling disheartened and lonely. Creating a care package can give that person a well needed lift and remind them you're never too far. The key to creating a great care package is in striking the right balance between reminders of home...
Published on 3rd April 2020, 1:04pm
By Eva Malpass in category News
During this unusual period of upheaval, we all recognise the struggle adapting to the changes in our social and professional lives. Fostering a positive disposition whilst self-isolating can be difficult alongside the saddening news across the globe, so here are some exceptional acts of human...
Published on 3rd April 2020, 11:04am
By Eva Malpass in category Business
Often WordPress is used for blogging, portfolios or content websites but increasingly people are using WordPress eCommerce plugins such as WooCommerce to power their online stores. With over 93.7% of all WordPress users utilising the WooCommerce plugin, it's no wonder it has a 4.5-star rating from...
Published on 31st March 2020, 10:03am
By Eva Malpass in category News
As supermarket shelves across the country were emptied and tighter restrictions applied to social interaction, many more people have turned to online shopping to minimise face-to-face contact. After many weeks in lockdown and restrictions beginning to change, staying home and staying safe is still...
Published on 26th March 2020, 12:03pm
By Eva Malpass in category Business
With just under nine billion online transactions and tens of thousands of stores, BigCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce marketplaces today. We understand that navigating a platform like this for the first time can be tricky, so if you're just getting started, we've got a useful guide to...
Published on 25th March 2020, 12:03pm
By Eva Malpass in category Business
Although Shopify is a globally recognised eCommerce solution with over 800,000 merchants in 175 countries, its often observed with some confusion with many people not really understanding what it is or how it's used. Shopify is a SaaS (software as a service) or shopping cart solution, that offers...
Published on 23rd March 2020, 10:03am
By Eva Malpass in category Business
For all the creative and crafty people out there, Etsy has dominated the handmade marketplace since 2005. With over 60 million items listed by 2.1 million sellers as well as 39.4 million active buyers, Etsy is a great eCommerce platform to sell your hand-crafted products. Often sellers use Etsy to...
Published on 16th March 2020, 2:03pm
By Eva Malpass in category Business
Selling on online marketplaces such as eBay have never been as popular as they are today. Maintaining their reputation as a giant amongst eCommerce sites, eBay remains as the top choice for sellers wanting to start a business online today. At Interparcel want you to make the most of your sales...
Published on 12th March 2020, 1:03pm
By Eva Malpass in category Lifestyle
A tidy house is a tidy mind, but the chaos of tackling the annual spring clean is daunting enough to surrender to the mess. We all heed the call to clean that spring brings. Spring cleaning was originally a Jewish tradition that involved cleaning their homes in preparation for Passover. Nowadays...
Published on 10th March 2020, 4:03pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
One question we get asked most frequently is "What's the cheapest way to send a parcel?" In our uncertain economic climate, we know small business and individual sellers alike need to save on parcel delivery costs. At Interparcel, we want to provide all of our customers with reliable shipping...
Published on 2nd March 2020, 10:03am
By Eva Malpass in category Lifestyle
Tracing back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals for mother goddesses, celebrating mothers and motherhood is as old as the hills. Evolving later into a Christian tradition 'Mothering Sunday' took place on the fourth Sunday in Lent, when the faithful would journey back to their...
Published on 25th February 2020, 3:02pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
Stay up to date with the ins and outs of the Brexit and the UK's departure from the EU by visiting this page or keep up to date with our simple and easy quote tool. Get a Quote Deal or No Deal: What to Anticipate After Brexit As of 23:00 GMT on the 31st of January 2020...
Published on 20th February 2020, 2:02pm
By Eva Malpass in category Shipping Advice
People say you can't compare apples to oranges… Always seemed like a fruitful comparison to me Gone are the days of queuing at the Post Office anxiously waiting to see how much it'll cost to send your parcel while fumbling through your pockets for some loose change. These days you can easily...
Published on 3rd February 2020, 9:02am
By Jo Lomax in category Lifestyle
Saint Valentine is the patron Saint of lovers, epileptics and beekeepers (I'm actually not kidding, google it) but the one we are interested in talking about is of course, the big L-O-V-E. With Christmas now feeling like it was a million years ago, February the 14th is just around the corner, so the...
Published on 28th January 2020, 5:01pm
By Jo Lomax in category News
The Aquinoe Learning Centre was founded in 1998 providing an inclusive education for children in and around Kitale, Kenya. Pupil numbers vary from 120-200, many from very poor families. Over 20 of the pupils have physical, sensory or learning disabilities. The Aquinoe Learning Centre Charitable...
Published on 23rd January 2020, 4:01pm
By Jo Lomax in category Services
Interparcel are pleased to announce we have joined forces with Tuffnells, I'm sure you've seen their Big Green Parcel Machines driving up and down the country delivering those big and awkward shaped items the other couriers don't want. In an industry where accepted parcel sizes are shrinking it's a...
Published on 15th January 2020, 3:01pm
By Jo Lomax in category Lifestyle
Once the festivities of New Year are out of the way (and the hangover that often follows it), the best part of New Year is the opportunity to set your resolutions. Who doesn't love a fresh start? You can shrug off all your bad habits, set new goals and see what you can achieve with just a little...