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Sunday 20 April 2008 11.39am
I'm in the final stages of launching the website for my fair trade crafts business Chicken Bus. I'm looking at methods of delivering the goods to my customers and was wondering if anyone had any advice on postal delivery companies used in this area. I would need a company that either picks up the items from me or is in the London Bridge area for drop off. I may well end up just using Royal Mail but would be grateful for any suggestions on alternatives. Thanks.
Monday 21 April 2008 10.24am
Hi Eleanor

I have used Global Mailing for quite a few years. They collect from my office round about 3.30-4.30 from Blackfriars Road on Tuesday and Thursday. They will do daily if necessary.

Prices are not quite as keen as they used to be but they have always been friendly and helpful. Phone 020 8561 2288 and speak to Reza or see www.globalmailing.co.uk
Tuesday 6 May 2008 6.17pm
you could check eBay and its forums

a lot of the stuff gets delivered by business post and the delivery charges - especially for small items - can be very different
Jim
Wednesday 2 July 2008 1.21pm
I'd also be interested to hear people's experiences of alternatives to Royal Mail.
Wednesday 2 July 2008 4.58pm
snap, I'd like to know as well. I'd avoid city link though, as they have given me a rubbish service so far.
Tuesday 22 July 2008 10.51am
Not for parcels, but excellent for letters, I use Viapost (www.viapost.com). It's only just launched, but you can send letters/invoices/promotional material direct from your PC and save on the cost of the printing, envelope, stamp, etc. It's also environmentally friendly.

Chris
Tuesday 23 February 2010 12.35pm
Zip Mail is a government-licensed postal operator specialising in deliveries for SME's. Postage costs the same or less than Royal Mail but they do all the weighing and franking for you. Zip Mail collect every day from Southwark Street SE1 and could pick up outgoing mail & packages. See www.zip-mail.co.uk or call 020 7405 7547. Harry.

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